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Sam Rutherford
13   Sam Rutherford

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Spring, Texas

High School:
Klein Oak HS

Height:
6-2

Position:
Middle Hitter

Experience:
2L

Club Team:
Houston Jrs


AT TULSA: A three-year letterwinner . . . has six career double-figure kill matches . . . has played in 61 career matches and 163 games.

AS A JUNIOR: Played in 21 matches and 77 games, to go along with 20 starts . . . recorded 134 kills and 76 blocks . . . recorded 15 kills against Boise State, 12 against Sam Houston State and 10 against Grinnell . . . posted at least one assist in 19 of her 21 matches . . . ranked seventh in the WAC for hitting percentage (.285) . . . recorded a season-high three service aces against Grinnell.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 23 matches and 59 games, with 12 starts . . . finished second on the team with a .282 hitting percentage . . . had three double-figure kill matches . . . ranked sixth on the team in kills per game with a 2.00 average . . . recorded a career-high 16 kills against San Jose State . . . recorded her first collegiate double-double against Stoney Brook with 11 kills and 10 digs . . . also set a new career-best with 25 attacks against the Stoney Brook and San Jose State . . . posted 11 kills against Grambling State . . . earned a spot on the Ewing-Grover Olds/GMC Truck Invite All-Tournament team

AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 27 games and 17 matches in 2002 . . . finished third on the team in hitting percentage with a .256 average . . . posted double-digit kills in her first collegiate start with 10 kills against Texas Southern . . . averaged 1.19 kills per game . . . recorded three service aces in one game against St. Francis . . . posted a season-best five aces and four blocks against Texas Southern.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner at Klein Oak High School . . . named her high school team's Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior . . . was selected to the first-team all-district squad as a junior and senior . . . also served as team captain her senior season . . . was selected as a Who's Who Among American High School Students.

PERSONAL: Majoring in marketing . . . born November 2, 1983 . . . daughter of Mike Rutherford and Cathy Baratti.