#20 Samantha Harper
|HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL (LAST SCHOOL)||Detroit, Mich./Renaissance HS (UT Martin)|
2011-12 (JUNIOR): Named TranSouth Conference Scholar-Athlete … Played in 26 contests with two starts, averaging 2.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in just 14.9 minutes per game … Scored in double figures twice and posted double-digit rebounds in two games with one double-double … Posted 10 points and 10 rebounds, hitting 5-of-9 shots in season opener versus Fisk University … Grabbed nine rebounds at Georgetown College and eight versus the University of Rio Grande … Collected seven boards against Purdue University-Calumet … Scored 10 points with eight boards versus Oakwood University and pulled down 12 caroms at Fisk University … Posted eight rebounds at Freed-Hardeman and seven boards at Blue Mountain … Tallied seven caroms versus Bethel University.
2010-11 (SOPHOMORE): Named TranSouth Scholar-Athlete … Did not play in first 10 games of the season, recovering from November 2009 knee injury … Played in 18 of the final 20 contests of the year, averaging 2.3 points and 3.1 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per outing … Scored two points with two rebounds in 14 minutes against Indiana Wesleyan in her first contest … Netted four points at Blue Mountain and posted four points and five rebounds against Bethel Univ. … Collected eight caroms versus Mid-Continent and recorded 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting and 4-for-4 at foul line against Freed-Hardeman … Grabbed six rebounds versus Martin Methodist and six boards at FHU in TranSouth Championships.
BEFORE CUMBERLAND: Averaged 3.5 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in 29 contests with seven starts, playing almost 16 minutes per outing as freshman at UT Martin … Netted 11 points and nine rebounds in start at Eastern Kentucky and posted 11 points and five boards at Tennessee State … Grabbed four or more rebounds 11 times during the campaign … Tore her ACL in an exhibition contest in November 2009, missing all of 2009-10 season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for coach Diane Jones at Renaissance HS, winning a state championship as sophomore … RHS posted 59-12 record during her three varsity seasons, claiming three PSL West Division titles and three district championships and pair of regional titles … Squad was ranked in Top 10 in state all three years ... Averaged eight points, six rebounds and two steals per game during RHS career … Named Defensive Player of the Year as junior … Played for Michigan Crossover AAU team, winning state championship in 2007 … Also lettered in track and field at RHS.
PERSONAL: Samantha Renee Harper … Daughter of Maurice and Wanda Sherrod … Born January 3, 1990.