Bears Battled Injuries, Came Close to NCAA Bid
Bears land Big-12 best 10 on first team
Staiger's 20 kills help lead BU to its 10th win of the season
Bears go 8-2 over non-traditional spring season
Shuffled lineup helped Bears in 3-1 win over KSU Wednesday
2013 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN)
Played in 16 matches and started four in her first year back from an ACL injury ... Posted 16 kills, eight service aces, eight digs and 14 total blocks (four solo) ... Played her best match of the season in a Big 12 victory over Kansas State Oct. 23 in Waco where she posted eight kills on a .333 hitting percentage, had two service aces, three digs and a career-high seven blocks (two solo) ... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and the Baylor Dean's List for the spring semester ... Participated in Baylor Sports Ministries' annual summer trip to Zambia where BU student-athletes share the love of Christ through the international language of sports with Zambian youth.
Received a medical redshirt after suffering an injury early in her freshman season ... Played in three matches and four sets ... Posted a season-and career-high two kills in her college debut against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Aug. 24 ... Added seven blocks on the season to accompany three kills for the year ... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll both semesters during the 2012-13 school year.
Helped North Central High School in Spokane, Wash., to runner-up district finish as senior ... Named team Most Valuable Player as junior and senior, and Greater Spokane League MVP as senior ... Earned recognition on Under Armour All-American watch list prior to senior year and Prepvolleyball.com's Top 125 Senior Aces ... Lettered in volleyball four times and track and field three times ... Qualified for state track meet in triple jump as junior ... National Honor Society member.
Full name is Samantha Zilphia Hill ... Born Aug. 25, 1994, in Olympia, Wash. ... Daughter of Mark and Shawna Hill ... Has two siblings, Zac and Christina ... Majoring in general studies.