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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

Position:
Middle Blocker

Experience:
3V

09/19/2014

Pepperdine Shuts Out NCCU

Jillian Bergeson leads Waves with 11 kills and 10 digs.

09/13/2014

Waves Sweep Bowling Green in Bluejay Invitational Finale

Becca Strehlow named to the all-tournament team for the third-straight weekend.

09/12/2014

Women's Volleyball Suffers 3-1 Loss to Creighton

Gaby Palmeri posts first collegiate double-double.

09/10/2014

Waves Battle at the Bluejay Invitational

Pepperdine to face Creighton, Wichita State and Bowling Green for the first time in program history this weekend.

09/09/2014

Samantha Cash Named Senior Class Award Candidate

Senior middle blocker Samantha Cash becomes Pepperdine's fourth Senior CLASS Award candidate.

08/11/2014

Women's Volleyball Team Photoshoot

Pepperdine Women's Volleyball heads to the Malibu Pier for team photos.

10/03/2013

Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. BYU

Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. BYU (Photos by Martin A. Folb)

08/31/2013

Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Delaware

Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Delaware (Photos by Ron Hall)

11/30/2012

NCAA Tournament: Pepperdine vs. Dayton

NCAA Tournament: Pepperdine vs. Dayton (Photos by Eric Evans)

11/17/2012

Pepperdine vs. Gonzaga - Senior Day

Pepperdine vs. Gonzaga - Senior Day - Photos by Martin A. Folb

11/15/2012

Pepperdine vs. BYU

Pepperdine vs. BYU on Nov. 15, 2012 Photos by Martin A. Folb

Samantha Cash Career StatsGet Acrobat Reader

CAREER: Through three seasons of indoor volleyball is averaging 2.15 kills and 1.07 blocks ... Has appeared in 82 matches and 309 sets ... Blocks total of 330 ranks 10th in program history ... On pace to rank in the top-three by end of senior year ... Block assists total of 307 currently ranks fourth and is 131 block assists away from tying the Pepperdine record ... Career hitting percentage of .327 currently ranks sixth in the Pepperdine record book ... Freshman season blocks total of 142 was just one block short of tying the program record set by Sophia Milo in 2005 ... Member of the 2014 AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball national championship winning squad.

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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