Samantha Hutchinson

Samantha  Hutchinson

University Place, WA

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COLLEGE: Finished second among WWU and Great Northwest Athletic Conference career dig leaders with 2,438 ... Was NCAA Division II national leader in digs per set at 7.17 in 2014 and second in total digs at 767 ... First-team Daktronics All-American and second-team American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American ... Great Northwest Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year for third straight season ... First-team AVCA and Daktronics West Region all-star ... First-team GNAC all-star for third straight year, unanimous for second season in row ... GNAC Defensive Player of the Week, earning honor for sixth time in career ... Played in all 28 matches and all 107 sets ... Had 30 or more digs in 11 matches ... First-team AVCA All-American and second-team Daktronics All-American as junior in 2013 ... First-team AVCA and Daktronics West Region all-star ... Three-time GNAC Defensive POW ... Ranked No.2 nationally in digs per set at 6.91 (594) and led GNAC ... Played in all 27 matches and played in all 88 sets ... Second-team AVCA All-American as sophomore in 2012 ... First-team AVCA and second-team Daktronics West Region all-star ... West Regional all-tournament pick ... Twice GNAC Defensive Player of the Week and Western Oregon all-tournament ... Ranked No.5 nationally in digs per set at 6.41 (615) and led GNAC ... Competed in all 28 matches and all 96 sets ... Honorable mention GNAC all-star as redshirt freshman in 2011 ... Ranked No.15 nationally and second in GNAC in digs at 5.78 (462) ... Played in all 22 matches and all 80 sets ... Had career-high 45 digs in upset of No.24 Seattle Pacific on 11/3/11 ... Redshirt in 2010 ... Four letters.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team Tacoma News Tribune all-Area choice as senior at Curtis High School ... Also all-South Puget Sound League South Division pick for second straight year ... Helped Vikings to 18-3 record, second straight West Central District title and second place at Class 4A state tournament as senior ... Had 228 kills with a .288 hitting percentage and 352 digs ... Coaches award winner and inspirational award winner ... Survived near-fatal bout with bacterial meningococcal meningitis during summer of 2009 ... Played on teams that finished fifth at state as junior and seventh as sophomore ... Started and lettered three years ... Won Junior Olympic Bronze Medal in beach volleyball.



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