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Samantha Waldron
Player Profile:
Samantha Waldron 1854589
Position: G
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Millard West HS
Experience: 2 Years

2016-17: Earned Academic All-WAC … Started all 29 games for UMKC, averaging a team-high 34.2 minutes per game … Led the team in scoring, averaging 11.8 points per contest while shooting 39.0 percent (123-for-315) from the field, 33.7 percent (56-for-166) from behind the 3-point arc and 73.2 percent (41-for-56) from the charity stripe … Grabbed 53 of her 80 rebounds on the defensive end of the court … Contributed 44 assists, blocked eight shots and recorded a team-high 30 steals … Scored a career-high 37 points against Southern Illinois, accounting for over half of UMKC's 69 total points … Led the team in scoring on eight occasions … Played full minutes in four games for UMKC, the most complete games played by any Roo.

2015-16: Earned Academic All-WAC honors … Started in all 28 games for the Roos, averaging a team-high 33.5 minutes per game, which ranked sixth in the WAC … Averaged 9.3 points per game … Shot 37.4 percent (91-for-243) from the field … Led the team in three-point field goals, going 43-for-125 (34.4 percent) … Her 34 percent from three-point range ranked seventh in the WAC … Shot 73.5 percent (36-for-49) from the free throw line … Grabbed 74 total rebounds, including 27 offensive and 47 defensive boards, averaging 2.6 per game … Recorded 44 assists, six blocks and a team-high 34 steals … Tied her career-high 19 points twice, against Seattle U (Jan. 7) and CSU Bakersfield (Feb. 4) … Made a career-high six three-point field goals at Seattle U (Jan. 7) … Recorded career highs in steals (five), blocks (two), and minutes played (47) against Chicago State (March 5) and also scored 18 points … Recorded a season-high six rebounds against North Florida (Nov. 13) … Tied a career-high five assists at New Mexico State (Feb. 27) … Played 40-plus minutes in five games.

2014-15: Named Academic All-WAC … Appeared in and started all 30 games … Averaged 9.0 points (269), shooting 40.7 percent (99-for-243), including 38.1 percent (43-for-113) from three-point range, and 62.2 percent (28-for-45) from the free throw line … Averaged 3.8 rebounds (113), 1.6 assists (49), 0.7 steals (21) and 0.4 blocks (12) … Ranked fourth in the WAC in minutes (33.4), fifth in three-point field goal percentage (38.1), 11th in field goal percentage (40.7), 13th in three-point field goals made (1.4) and 21st in scoring (9.0) … Named to the Plaza Lights Classic All-Tournament Team … Ended the season tied for first among UMKC freshmen all-time in games started (30), third in three-point field goal percentage (38.8) and three-point field goals made (43), fifth in three-point attempts (113) and tied for 10th in field goal attempts (243) … Led team in scoring three times, rebounding twice, assists twice, steals eight times and blocks 10 times … Made her collegiate debut at Eastern Illinois (Nov. 15), scoring nine points on 3-for-4 shooting from the field, including 2-for-3 from three-point range, with a career-high nine rebounds, three steals and two assists… Finished with 11 points, including hitting 7-for-8 from the free throw line, with eight rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal against Mississippi Valley State … Scored 14 points on 6-10 shooting, including 2-4 from three, with five rebounds and a steal at Denver … Notched 14 points, hitting 3-for-5 from three, with eight rebounds, two steals and an assist at North Florida … Scored in double figures in three-straight games against Seattle (11), Grand Canyon (11) and Utah Valley (10) … Scored 17 points on 7-for-9 shooting, including 2-for-3 from three, with two rebounds and two assists at New Mexico State … Had her best stretch of the season, scoring 17 points on 6-for-13 shooting, including 5-for-9 from three, with five rebounds, two assists a block and a steal against Seattle, scored 16 points on 6-for-11 shooting, including 4-for-7 from three, with six rebounds, two assists against CSU Bakersfield, and scored a career-high 19 points on 8-for-18 shooting, including 2-for-7 from three, with three rebounds, an assist and two steals in three consecutive games.

High School: Played under head coach Kip Colony ... Helped the Wildcats to a fourth place finish in the Nebraska Class A State Tournament in 2013 after a third place finish as a freshman … Was a part of two conference championships, while leading her squad to a 67-18 record … As a junior, she averaged nearly 16 points and nine rebounds, while being named All-State Class A Second Team, All-State Third Team and All-Metro Class A ... As a freshman and sophomore was an Honorable Mention All-State selection ... Played her AAU ball with All Iowa Attack Nike Elite under Dickson Jensen and Ken Johnson.

Personal: Born July 11, 1996 ... Daughter of Tom and Susan ... Has two brothers, Zach and Josh.

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