Samantha Hutchinson
3  Samantha Hutchinson

University Place, WA

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WWU home to face Central and league-leading NNU

Vikings need wins to stay in thick conference title chase


No.11 WWU upset at Montana State Billings, 3 games to 2

Moore has 20 kills and Hutchinson 41 digs, both match highs for Vikings


WWU wins at Seattle Pacific, 3 games to 1

Vikings led by McPherson with 15 kills, 11 digs and four blocks


Hutchinson named GNAC Defensive Player of the Week

Viking libero honored for sixth time in four-year career


WWU readies for tough tests at SPU and MSUB

Vikings open GNAC play with wins in two of three home matches

COLLEGE: Enters season ranked third among WWU career dig leaders with 1,671 ... First-team American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American and second-team Daktronics All-American as junior in 2013 ... First-team AVCA and Daktronics West Region all-star ... Great Northwest Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team GNAC all-star (unanimous) both for second straight year ... Three-time GNAC Defensive Player of the Week ... Ranked No.2 nationally in digs per set at 6.91 (594) and led GNAC ... Started 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 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 80 sets ... Had career-high 45 digs in upset of No.24 Seattle Pacific on 11/3/11 ... Redshirt in 2010 ... Three 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.

PERSONAL: Major is psychology.