Sam Voss started rowing at St Peter’s School in Cambridge in 2012 at 16 years of age.
Within two years she was selected in the junior women’s quadruple sculls, and represented New Zealand at the 2014 World Rowing Junior Championships in Hamburg, Germany. She joined Waikato Rowing Performance Centre for the 2014/15 domestic season and impressed the selectors enough to gain selection in the U23 women’s quad for 2015. The crew placed 7th at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Sam moved into the U21 trans-Tasman team for 2016, but injury put her out of contention for any representative teams in 2017. She fought her way back to be selected in the U23 women’s single sculls for 2018, and made all the hard work count by winning gold and becoming the U23 world champion in Poznan, Poland.
In 2019 Sam made her elite debut as the women’s reserve double alongside Hannah Osborne, and was then called up to be a part of the women’s quadruple sculls at the 2019 World Rowing Championships. The quad did exceptionally well with limited preparation time, finishing in 5th place.
Off the water Sam is studying health, sport and human performance at the University of Waikato.