Samantha Salvia became the first Rhodes Scholar at Old Dominion University (ODU) in 1995.
When Samantha Salvia arrived at ODU in 1992, she was an all-star standout in field hockey and lacrosse. During her field hockey career at ODU, Salvia earned CAA Scholar Athlete of the Year and first team All-CAA honors, was a third team All-American in 1995, and ranked fourth in the nation in assists as a senior. Off the field, Salvia was ODU’s Presidential Scholar, graduated in 1996 with a degree in Civil Engineering, and earned a 4.0 grade point average. After ODU, Salvia graduated from Oxford Univeristy in 1998 with a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and received an M.S. degree in Environmental Fluid Mechanics from Stanford University in 2000.
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