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Samantha Papp
Samantha  Papp

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hattiesburg, Miss.

High School:
Oak Grove HS

Height:
5-7

Position:
C

Experience:
1L

Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2015-16)

2016 (Freshman): Saw action in 39 games, started 33 on the year ... Recorded a .217 batting average going 20-for-92 with two doubles and 15 RBI ... Drew 15 walks for an on-base percentage of .330 and posted a .239 slugging average ... Defensively, notched 115 putouts and 30 assists with 149 chances for a fielding average of .973 ... Ranked in the top five on the team in chances, putouts, and assists ... In conference play, recorded a .205 batting average, going 8-of-39 with a double and 6 RBI ... Named to 2016 Spring President's List with a 4.0 GPA.

High School: Lettered at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Miss. ... Led Oak Grove HS to a 2013 MHSAA Fastpitch 6A State Championship as a sophomore, helping the Warriors to a 29-5 (.853) overall record ... Directed Oak Grove HS to the 2010 and 2013 MHSAA Fastpitch 6A South State Championships ... Named First Team All-State (2013, 2014, 2015), First Team All-District (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), First Team All-Area (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) ... Earned 2014 Pine Belt Sports Player of the Year; 2013 High School Sports in Mississippi (HS Sports in MS) Hitter of the Year; Clarion Ledger Player of the Week; 2012 and 2013 Oak Grove Defensive Player of the Year; 2013 Oak Grove Extra Bases Award; 2012 and 2013 Oak Grove Most RBI Award; 2013, 2014, and 2015 Oak Grove Highest Batting Average Award; and 2015 Team Captain ... Named to the 2014 MAC Fastpitch All-Star Team and 2013 MHSAA 6A All-State Tournament Team ... Tabbed 2015 High School in Mississippi "Fab Fifteen" for seniors ... Batted .431 (182-for-422) in career at Oak Grove HS, with 104 runs scored, 34 doubles, seven triples, 20 home runs, 132 RBI and 13 stolen bases ... As a senior, hit .466 (27-for-58) with 23 runs scored, six doubles, three home runs, 22 RBI, and four stolen bases; as a junior, hit .434 (33-for-76) with 17 runs, six doubles, a triple, six home runs, 28 RBI and three stolen bases; as a sophomore, hit .520 (52-for-100) with 43 runs, 12 doubles, three triples, six home runs, 51 RBI and six stolen bases; and as a freshman, hit .430 (40-for-93) with 12 runs, seven doubles, two triples, a home run and 30 RBI ... Also played volleyball, being named junior varsity team captain (2012, 2013, 2014) and JV MVP (2012, 2013) ... Honor student and member of the National Honor Society ... 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student, Hattiesburg Exchange Club Student of the Month (Oct. 2014) and 2014 Oak Grove HS Advanced Placement Language and Composition Highest Average ... Ranked 9th (out of 373) in graduating class ... 2015 Oak Grove High School Hall of Fame inductee ... Voted "Most Likely to Succeed" and 2015 Pride of Oak Grove ... Highest Average in Honors English IV Award ... Straight A student.

Personal: Full name is Samantha Korrigan Papp ... Daughter of Laura and Corey Papp ... Has two younger sisters, Cailyn and Alexis ... Father, Corey, played baseball at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) and Uncle, Justin Papp, played baseball at St. Xavier University ... Born on Dec. 3 in Harvey, Ill. ... Undeclared major.

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