University of Iowa Athletics

#12 Sam Valentine

Height 5-2
Class Sr.
Hometown Centerville, Iowa
High School English Valleys
Sam Valentine - Softball - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item… Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2011, 2012, 2013).

2013 as a Senior… Academic All-Big Ten honoree… competed in 21 games, with two starts at designated player.

2012 as a Junior… Academic All-Big Ten selection… played in two games, one as a pinch hitter, one as a pinch runner… finished with a 1.000 (1-of-1) batting average… had a pinch-hit single in Iowa’s 26-5 rout of Iowa State (2/18) in Tempe.

2011 as a Sophomore… Academic All-Big Ten selection… played in seven games with six starts, including four games as the designated player and two games in right field… batted .083, finishing with one hit and one run scored… tallied her first career hit in the season opener against Lipscomb (2/11).

2010 as a Freshman… Appeared in 34 games with three starts, including two as the designated player and one at second base… scored 17 runs and stole six bases… scored first career run against Rutgers (2/19)… first collegiate start and at-bat came against Northern Iowa (4/28).

High School… Two-time all-state selection, including second team honors as a senior and honorable mention as a junior… two-time first team all-district pick… four-time all-conference honoree, including three-time first team selection… team captain as a junior and senior… led her high school team to a conference title as a freshman… batted .527 with nine home runs, 37 RBI, .607 on-base percentage with only three strikeouts as a senior… holds school records for single-season RBI (37), home runs (9) slugging percentage (.946) and on-base percentage (.607), along with the career home run mark (18)… high school coach was Scott Mihal… played ASA softball with the Centerville Red Hots, Keokuk Co. All-Stars, Iowa County Rockets and English Valleys ASAS… also lettered in basketball, and was MVP of the SICL senior all-star game… academic all-state in basketball and softball, class valedictorian.

Personal… Born Sept. 16, 1990… daughter of Scott and Tracie Valentine… majoring in human physiology.

Runs Scored: 1, 25x, last at Purdue, 5/5/13
Hits: 1, 2X, last vs. Iowa State, 2/18/12
Stolen Bases: 1, 6x, last vs. Penn St., 4/25/10