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#15 Samantha Pearson
Position: Libero
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chaska, Minn.
High School: Chaska High School
Experience: 3 Letters

Samantha returns for her senior season in the Jackrabbit back row ... handled the bulk of the duties at libero the last two seasons ... joined the SDSU 1,000-dig club last season

2006: earned honorable mention recognition on the Division I all-Independent Team after leading SDSU with 575 digs ... became the 10th member of the SDSU 1,000-Dig Club in the Jacks 3-0 win over Utah Valley State (10/13) ... earned D-I Independent defensive player of the week honors three times ... played in all 34 matches and 117 of 118 games ... reached double-digit digs in 29 of the 34 matches ... reached 20 or more digs in 14 matches ... led the Jacks with 50 service aces ... recorded at least one service ace in 26 matches ... tied a career-high in services aces with four in four matches ... recorded 22 digs and four aces versus North Dakota State (8/25) and at Weber State (10/28) ... tallied a season-high 27 digs at North Dakota State (10/15) ... recorded at least seven digs in all 34 matches

2005: Received honorable mention recognition on the Division I all-Independent Team after leading SDSU with 491 digs ... ranked sixth among Division I independent players with average of 3.94 digs per game ... recorded double figures for digs in 25 of team’s 35 matches, including eight matches with 20 or more ... named to all-tournament team at Division I Independent Championships after tallying double digits in digs in four of five matches ... recorded 82 digs in five matches (4.56 dpg) and established single-match career high with 29 digs in five-game victory over IPFW (11/12) ... tallied 28 digs and tied career high with four service aces in home match versus Northern Colorado (10/7) ... ranked second on team with 37 service aces (.30 sapg) ... also served four aces and added 21 digs in victory in home opener against Drake (Iowa) (9/27) ... notched 27 digs and two aces in five-game win over Utah Valley State (10/1)

2004: Bolstered the Jackrabbit back row in 2004, ranking sixth on the team in digs with 155 (1.74 dpg) ... played in 32 of the team’s 34 matches ... opened collegiate career with back-to-back double-digit dig performances, tallying 12 in five-game win over St. Martin’s (Wash.) and 13 in losing effort against Brigham Young-Hawaii at Seasider Classic (9/3) ... added two kills in two attempts versus St. Martin’s ... contributed 11 digs in four other matches, including victories over Bethel (Minn.) (10/23) and season finale versus North Dakota State (11/13) ... notched season-high four service aces against Hawaii Pacific (9/5) ... collected lone block of the season at Western New Mexico (9/9)

BEFORE SDSU: Earned all-state honors and was a second-team all-Metro selection in 2003 as Chaska High School team finished fifth at state tournament under the direction of coach Sue Murphy ... named to all-Metro third team and received honorable mention all-state recognition as a junior, when team placed fourth at state ... two-time all-conference selection ... finished prep career with 1,037 kills and 1,121 digs ... gained extensive playing experience with Chaska Area Youth Volleyball Association club teams