Women's Volleyball

    20 Samantha Thrower  
    Samantha Thrower


    Sycamore, Ill.

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    2011-12 Indiana Volleyball Banquet

    Indiana Volleyball held the banquet for the 2011 season on Sunday.

    SENIOR YEAR (2012)
    Started all 32 matches and played 120 sets in her senior campaign, tallying 252 kills, 153 blocks, 46 digs, 25 aces and two assists ... her 1.27 blocks per set ranked third in the Big Ten on the year ... earned All-Indiana Invitational honors hitting .462 or better in all three matches and adding 22 blocks in the tournament ... blocked nine and killed nine against Bowling Green ... had nine blocks against Stephen F. Austin ... had seven kills, an ace, two digs and eight blocks in the win over Purdue ... had 11 kills and six blocks in the win at Iowa.

    JUNIOR YEAR (2011)
    Started all 32 matches on the season ... averaged 2.03 kills and a team-high 0.85 blocks per set ... had 239 kills and 100 blocks on the season ... added 11 service aces 21 digs and four assists on the season ... went a perfect 15 of 15 against Buffalo, tying the national record for hitting percentage with 15 or more swings ... had eight matches with 10+ kills ... added 14 kills against Gonzaga and in the senior-night win over Iowa ... added eight blocks in the Iowa win ... named the All-IU Classic and All-Hoosier Classic teams.

    Played in 14 matches with five starts ... recorded 58 kills, 13 blocks and four digs ... averaged 1.87 kills over 31 sets of action ... had 18 kills in IU's home match versus Purdue, hitting .720 ... had four blocks at Miami.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2009)
    Played in 26 matches, earning 14 starts ... averaged 0.85 blocks per set with a season total of 50 rejections (eight solo) ... also compiled 95 kills and 11 digs ... tallied 10 kills in a pair of Big Ten contests ... picked up three solo, five total blocks and 10 kills against Michigan State while totaling seven blocks to go along with her 10 put-aways versus Wisconsin.

    A three-time All-Illinois and all-conference player for the Sycamore High Spartans ... racked up 525 kills in her final two seasons of high school play while hitting at a .458 clip ... also dominated the defensive frontcourt with nearly 200 blocks in her final two years ... named a Senior Ace by PrepVolleyball.com ... led Club Fusion to a fifth place finish at Nationals.

    The daughter of Shawn and Lorri Thrower ... born on September 8, 1990 .... has a sister, Alex, and brother, Max ... is an Exploratory Studies major.


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