Samantha Cash becomes the third Wave to reach the 400 career blocks milestone.
Samantha Cash posts five blocks tonight to bring her career total to 399.
Senior Samantha Cash now tied for third place in program history with 392 blocks.
Pepperdine returns to Firestone Fieldhouse for the first time in a month to host nationally ranked BYU.
Samantha Cash moves up two spots in the program annals with tonight's 10-block performance.
Women's Volleyball vs. Oral Roberts (Photos by Jeff Golden)
CLUB: Member of Coast Volleyball Club (16-18s) ... Took gold at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships in the 16 Open division and again two years later in the 18 Open division ... Earned bronze medal in the 17 Open division at the Junior National Championships in Dallas, Texas ... Member of the Southern California Volleyball Association High Performance team ... Also a member of the Bridge Volleyball Club (13-15s)
HIGH SCHOOL:Graduated from Bonita Vista High School in 2014 ... 2012 and 2013 Mesa Player of the Year ... Three-time Mesa League first team selection ... Mesa League second team pick as a freshman ... Posted more than 300 kills every season ... Helped lift Bonita Vista High School to four-consecutive Mesa League Championships ... As a sophomore, led Barons to the title match of the CIF San Diego Section Div. II tournament ... Earned All-CIF second team acclaim as a result ... Also an All-CIF second team selection as a senior ... Four-year member of the Principal's Honor Roll ... Awarded for outstanding academic achievement in AP statistics.
PERSONAL: Born in Chula Vista, Calif. to parents Susan and Tim Loitz ... Has two older brothers, Patrick and Landon ... Majoring in sports medicine and aspires to become a physical therapist ... Chose Pepperdine because "it is a Christian college and I fell in love with the campus, the academic side is challenging and I love the idea of small class sizes."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Bastian Schweinsteiger ... Favorite professional team is the Oakland Athletics ... Favorite books are the Bible, The Great Gatsby and Persepolis ... Favorite tv show is NCIS ... Favorite movie is The Dark Knight Rises ... Favorite band is Pearl Jam ... Favorite food is pizza ... Favorite sport other than volleyball is ping pong ... Enjoys going to the beach, surfing, reading, listening to music and playing other sports like ping pong and basketball.