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8 Samantha Gross

2014:  Received MEAC Academic recognition... Appeared in 11 games, while making five starts... Batted .111 with two hits, a walk and three runs scored… Maintained a .200 on-base and .111 slugging percentage… Recorded three putouts and committed no errors for a 1.000 fielding percentage… In DSU’s 14-2 win over Wagner (Feb. 23), scored a season-high two runs. 

2013: Appeared in 30 games, while making 18 starts… Batted .152 with seven hits in 46 at-bats, including one double… Posted a .170 on-base percentage, along with a .174 slugging percentage… Scored five runs and drove in one RBI… Registered three sacrifice hits… Notched 40 putouts, two assists and committed six errors for a .875 field percentage… In the circle, made two appearances… Allowed 14 hits, 12 runs (11 earned), one walk and three home runs in 1.2 innings of work.

2012: Appeared in 13 games, while making three starts in the circle… Posted a 0-3 record with a 9.74 ERA in 23.0 innings… Tallied four strikeouts and one complete game… Allowed 49 hits, 34 runs (32 earned), eight walks and three home runs… Notched two putouts, nine assists and committed no errors for a 1.000 field percentage. 

2011:  Appeared in 11 games, starting two for the Hornets ... finished season with a .200 batting average (2-for-10) ... led team with a 1.000 fielding percentage as a catcher... Named a NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete while the Hornets as a team were 37th overall out of over 130 Division I squads, the highest ranking for a HBCU.. Dean's List and President's List honoree.

High School:  Three-sport athlete (volleyball, basketball, softball) while at Glasgow High School ... named to the All-Conference team as a first baseman her sophomore year and All-Conference as a pitcher her junior and senior seasons ... also named to the All-Conference Team for basketball and volleyball as a senior ... was a team captain for all three teams her senior year.  

Club/AAU:  Spent five years with the Delaware/Maryland Angels Fastpitch squad ... also a member of the Veasey Cove Venom and Carpenters Cup Delaware North teams.

Personal:  Born August 9, 1992 in Baton Rouge, La. ... daughter of Matthew Gross and Susan Gross ... has one older brother, Jordan ... graduated in 2010 from Glasgow High School in Glasgow, Del. ... member of the FFA ... volunteered with the Special Olympics, American Cancer Society and Middletown Senior Center ... majoring in mathematics education with the goals of becoming a high school math teacher and coach upon graduation from Delaware State ... spends time with the Teachers In Progress program.

Position: Infielder/Pitcher
Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Glasgow, Del.
High School: Glasgow H.S.
Major: Mathematics Education
Experience: 2 Years
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