Position: OH Ht.: 5-10
Hometown: Angola, Ind.
Previous School: Angola HS
Eligibility: Sr. Major: English
Honors and Awards
- First Team All-South Atlantic Conference [R]
- Second Team DAKTRONICS All-Southeast Region [R]
- South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week, September 4 [R]
- South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week, October 15 [R]
- First Team Preseason All-South Atlantic Conference [R]
- D2ADA Academic Achievement Award [R]
- South Atlantic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll [R]
2012 - [Season Stats]
Set school record with 473 kills and second in school history with 507 digs... Ranked second in South Atlantic Conference and 43rd nationally in kills per set... Ranked second in SAC and 33rd nationally in points per set... Notched 23 double-doubles... Had three 20-20 matches including 22 kills and 26 digs in SAC Tournament win over Lenoir-Rhyne (11/16)... Season high of 23 kills vs. Anderson (10/9) and at Carson-Newman (10/19)... Averaged 3.71 kills and 3.36 digs per set with three double-doubles in 4-0 opening week to earn SAC Player of the Week honors on September 4... Joined the 1,000-kill club during a 3-0 week to earn SAC Player of the Week honors on October 15...
2011 - [Season Stats]
Led the team and ranked second in the South Atlantic Conference in kills with 389... Also had 397 digs, most of non-liberos... 19 double-double matches, with one 20-20 match... Recorded season highs of 23 kills and 21 digs at Tusculum (10/1)... Three matches with 20 or more kills and three matches with 20 or more digs...
2010 - [Season Stats]
Started 30 matches for Newberry... team leader in kills (382), k/set (3.41), digs (355), digs/set (3.17)... second on the team with 45 blocks and .4 blocks/set... third on the squad with 29 service aces...
Prior to Newberry
At Angola HS/Club
Prepped by Julie Dunham... Competed at the varsity level for three years... Holds the Angola High School records for kills per game and kills per season... Was the 2009 leader in kills in the Indiana NECC Conference... Garnered all-area and all-conference laurels for three years... Named MVP of the Angola High School volleyball team in two of her three seasons... Named the 2009 Prep of the Year... Was an academic all-state honorable mention... Spent three years on the varsity tennis team, and was team MVP in 2008... Also participated in National Honor Society, Spanish Club and Student Council... Served as class president for three years...
Born March 15, 1992 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Daughter of David Arvizu and Cari Parrish... Majoring in English... Favorite food is sushi... Enjoys baking chocolate chip cookies... Samantha enjoys Newberry because of the friendly people and the coaching staff