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Samantha Cash
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Samantha  Cash

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Canyon Crest Academy

Height:
6-3

Experience:
2V

05/02/2015

Waves Falter in National Semifinals vs. Long Beach State

Pepperdine concludes the 2015 season with a 13-6 record, reaching the semifinals of the national championships.

05/01/2015

Waves Survive and Advance at National Championships

Pepperdine plays Florida International in an elimination round match tomorrow at 9 a.m. (PT)

04/29/2015

Sand Volleyball Opens National Championships on Friday

Pepperdine opens defense of its national title on Friday morning vs. Georgia State.

04/12/2015

Pepperdine Impresses at USAV Collegiate Challenge

Pepperdine concluded the regular season today, and now awaits the national championship selection announcement, scheduled for April 20.

04/11/2015

Waves Blank Concordia, USF at USAV Collegiate Challenge

Pepperdine continues action at the USAV Collegiate Challenge at 10 a.m. on Hermosa Beach.

05/03/2014

Sand Volleyball: Waves Win AVCA National Championship

Waves top Florida State to reclaim the national championship crown. (Photos by Xtreme Photo FX/Bobby McDuffie)

04/28/2014

Sand Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Long Beach State

Sand Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Long Beach State (Photos by Ron Hall)

04/15/2014

Sand Volleyball: Pepperdine at USAV Collegiate Challenge

Pepperdine at USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach (Photos by Tyler Daugherty/USAV)

03/16/2014

Sand Volleyball: USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge

Sand Volleyball: USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge Pairs Championship (Photo by USAV/Tyler Daugherty)

03/14/2014

Sand Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. CSU Bakersfield

Sand Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. CSU Bakersfield - Photos courtesy of USA Volleyball/Tyler Daugherty

CAREER: Completed four-year indoor career averaging 2.15 kills earned at a .324 hitting percentage, and a blocks average of 1.06 … Totaled 447 blocks to rank third in program history … Block assists total of 415 ranks second … Career hitting percentage ranks seventh … Has appeared in 112 matches and 420 sets … Freshman season blocks total of 142 was just one block short of tying the program record set by Sophia Milo in 2005 … Totaled 903 kills … Member of the 2014 AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball national championship winning squad.

SAND 2015: Posted a 15-8 record, including 4-1 in dual play … Teamed up with Leanna Schroeder for a 10-7 record … Won the bronze bracket at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational (3/7) and the copper bracket at the USAV Collegiate Challenge (4/12) alongside Schroeder … Earned a spot in the dual lineup at the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball Championships, teaming up with Corinne Quiggle at No. 5 for a 4-1 record … Defeated USC’s Jenna Belton and Bria Russ at the national championship (5/1), 21-15, 22-20, marking the Trojan pairs’ only loss of the season in dual play … Posted eight blocks in a two set win vs. Delaney Rohan and Natalie Wilson of Georgia State (5/1) to open the national championships.

INDOOR 2014: All-WCC honorable mention … Senior CLASS Award top-30 candidate … Preseason All-WCC pick … UC Irvine and Residence Inn Invite All-Tournament selection … Ranked fourth on the team with 2.15 kills/set for a total of 238 … Led the Waves and ranked sixth in the WCC with a .317 (239-73-524) hitting percentage … Paced Pepperdine with 117 blocks (1.05 blocks/set) … Scored 10 or more points in 12 of the final 14 matches and in 17 contests overall … Led Pepperdine with 37 aces, tied for the seventh most in the rally scoring era at Pepperdine … Aces average of 0.33 ranked tied for second in the WCC … Led the Waves in kills with a season-best 16 at Portland (10/4) and 12 vs. Pacific (11/20) … Surpassed double figures in kills on 10 occasions … Swung at a .733 (11-0-15) clip at Gonzaga (11/1) … Threw the roof on 10 times at Saint Mary’s (9/25) … Credited with at least two blocks in all but two matches … Handed out four aces in a single match twice … Season-high dig total set at five vs. Utah State (9/5) … Other season totals include 19 assists, 54 digs and 339 points … Points total ranked second on the squad … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors.

SAND 2014: Went 9-5 in first season on the sand volleyball team … Tallied a 4-1 record in dual play … Partnered with Emily Cook for a 3-2 record, including a 2-0 tally from the No. 4 spot in the dual lineup … Teamed with Taylor Racich for a 5-3 record … Tallied a 1-1 record with Racich while playing at No. 5 … Also won in lone match alongside Sophie Asprey … Won the USAV Collegiate Challenge (Hermosa Beach) Copper Bracket pairs championship with Racich (4/13) … Allowed just 10 points per set en route to the title … Tallied a season-high 16 kills vs. Joy Miley and Makayla Taylor of Long Beach State (4/3) … Picked up a season-best 12 digs in season opener vs. Cal State Northridge’s Julie Haake and Steffi Miller.

INDOOR 2013: All-West Coast Conference first-team selection … Pepperdine Invitational All-Tournament Team … Blocks average of 1.31 ranked third in the WCC and 38th in the NCAA … Blocks average also ranks second in Pepperdine’s single season (rally scoring era only) record book … Season hitting percentage of .337 (208-55-454) led the team, ranked fourth in the conference and 10th in the Waves’ program history … Blocks total of 119 ranks 10th in the single-season Pepperdine annals … Tallied a career-high 11 blocks vs. Loyola Marymount (11/16) which ranks tied for fourth in Pepperdine’s single-match (rally scoring era only) record book … Put down a season-best 14 kills in back-to-back matches at Pacific (10/10) and Saint Mary’s (10/12) … Posted nine kills on 12 errorless swings vs. Iona (8/31) for a hitting percentage of .750 … Recorded five or more blocks in 14 matches … Set a season high with six digs vs. the Lions (11/16) … Surpassed double digits in kills on nine occasions … Appeared in 23 matches and 91 sets … Totaled 208 kills, 15 assists, eight aces, 40 digs and 119 blocks as a junior … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors.

INDOOR 2012: Averaged 1.96 kills and 0.70 blocks as a sophomore … Saw action in 98 sets and 27 matches … Forced to miss five matches due to an ankle injury … Totaled 192 kills hitting .295, 26 assists, seven aces, 39 digs, 69 blocks and 237.0 points … Dished out a season-high 14 kills vs. Illinois (8/25) … Led team with 10 kills in an exhibition match vs. the Chinese professional team Jiangsu (8/31) … Picked up a career record nine digs vs. Saint Mary’ (11/1) … Season high in blocks set at six vs. Loyola Marymount (11/8) … Tallied 13 kills while hitting .462 against Dayton (11/30) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament …. Set a career high with three aces vs. North Dakota State (11/20) … Credited with at least one block in all but two match appearances ... Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors.

INDOOR 2011: WCC Freshman of the Year … All-WCC first team selection … Ranked first on team and second in WCC with 1.18 blocks/set … Averaged 1.40 blocks/set in conference matches … 142.0 total blocks ranks second in the Pepperdine singles season rally scoring era record book … Tallied at least two rejections in all but three matches … Terminated 264 kills for a 2.20 kill/set average … Tacked down a career-best 17 kills vs. USC (12/10) at the NCAA Tournament Regional Final … Hit for a .343 hitting percentage which ranks in the top-10 in a single season at Pepperdine … Dished a season-best five assists against the Trojans in the season finale … Eclipsed double-digit kill totals on nine occasions … Registered a career-high .769 (10-0-13) clip vs. Air Force (11/22) which ranks as the fifth-best in the Waves’ single match rally scoring era record book … Paced Pepperdine at Gonzaga (9/24) with 16 kills earned on a .542 hitting percentage … Totaled 34 digs … Started in all 32 matches and 120 sets.

USA VOLLEYBALL: Captain of the USA Youth Olympic Team that won a silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August 2010 … Won a gold medal at the NORCECA Championships in Tijuana, Mexico in July 2010 with the U.S. Junior National Team … Captain of the 2011 U.S. Junior National A2 Team that toured Europe and won the gold medal at the Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia … Team also won the bronze medal at the 2011 Junior National Championships … A member of the 2009 U.S. Youth National A2 Team that won gold at the Team USA High Performance Championships … Member of the 2012 U.S. National A2 team that competed in Columbus, Ohio in July … Made roster for the U.S. Beach U21 National Training Team.

CLUB: Played with Coast Volleyball Club from 2007-2011 … Placed 11th with the 17s at the 2009 Junior National Championship Open Division … Has led the 18-1 team to several top-10 finishes in last two seasons and earned a bid to the 2011 Junior National Championships in Atlanta.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Canyon Crest Academy in 2011 … Part of a recruiting class ranked #9 by Prepvolleyball.com … AVCA Under Armour Girls’ High School All-America honorable mention … Also named a high school All-American by Prepvolleyball.com and was ranked #65 on its “Senior Aces” list … As a senior, was the North County Times and Valley League Player of the Year … A three-time All-CIF Division 3 first team selection … Earned All-League distinction in the North County Conference as a senior … Led Canyon Crest Academy to a North County Conference Valley League championship in 2010 and a runner up finish in the CIF San Diego Section … Also lettered in soccer.

PERSONAL: Hails from San Diego, Calif. … Born in Oklahoma City, Okla. … Daughter of Alan and Kathy Cash … Has two sisters, Alice and Gretchen … Majoring in film studies … Chose Pepperdine “because of the small school, religious environment”

FAVORITES: Enjoys painting and reading … Loves “the unity of the sport of volleyball” … Favorite pro volleyball players are Misty May-Treanor, Clay Stanley and Kerri Walsh … Favorite books are those in the Game of Thrones series … Favorite TV show is Game of Thrones … Favorite foods are anything gluten free … Favorite pro sports team is the San Diego Chargers … Favorite movie is Monty Python and the Holy Grail … Favorite musical artist is Augustana.

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