2013-2014: Conference USA Academic Medal; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Improved across the board in second season with the program... Recorded three new season-best times at the C-USA Championships... Swam a 24.38 in the 50-free, 53.62 in the 100, and a 1:55.83 in the 200... Showed some versatility by competing in the 100-backstroke in the annual Quad Meet across town at the University of Houston.
2012-2013: C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Completed first season of Division I swimming contributing in the freestyle sprints... Season-bests were a 24.86 in the 50-free, 54.51 in the 100, and a 1:57.34 in the 200, all at the Incarnate Word Invitational in December... Showed some versatility by competing in the 100-backstroke in the home dual meet against nationally-ranked Texas A&M.
High School - A 2012 graduate of Kingwood Park High School in Kingwood, Tex.... Earned all-state honors in the 100-breaststroke (1:06.26) and 50-freestyle (23.91)... Four-time state finalist in the 100-breaststroke... Coached by Brad Griffith... Versatile athlete who was also a letter-winner for the Panthers in volleyball and as a high-jumper for the track & field team... Outstanding student who was a member of the National Honor Society with a 4.8 grade point average on a 5.0 scale... Earned school awards in Economics and English.
Club - Member of the Eagle Swimming Association... Made the U.S. Open cut in the 100-breaststroke... Coached by Bill Bailey... Named a USA Swimming scholastic All-American.
Personal - Name: Savanna Jane Golson. Born: July 29, 1994, in Kingwood. Parents: Kyle and Sheila Golson of Kingwood (one brother and one sister). Father was a four-year football letterman at Texas A&M. Participates in a host of community service initiatives through her high school and swim club. Chose to attend Rice because, "I fell in love with the campus and the swim team the moment I got there. The prestige that goes along with being a Rice student is incredible and cannot be compared. I am ecstatic to be part of the school." Rice College: Martel