University of Iowa Athletics

#11 Samantha Brannigan

Height 5-7
Class So.
Hometown Palos Heights, Ill.
High School Amos Alonzo Stagg
Samantha Brannigan - Volleyball - University of Iowa Athletics

2009 as a Junior… Saw action in 28 matches and 80 sets… started seven contests… picked up 106 digs, fifth best among Hawkeyes… picked up a career-high 12 digs vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 11)… served a career-best three service aces vs. South Dakota State (Sept. 4)… picked up at least five digs in nine contests… recorded first career kill at UW-Green Bay (Sept. 5)… matched career high in kills with a kill vs. Northwestern (Oct. 23) and vs. Penn State (Nov. 7)… dished a career-high two assists vs. Morgan State (Sept. 20).

2008 as a Sophomore… Saw action in 28 matches and 64 sets… collected 39 digs and three service aces… career-high five digs vs. Michigan State (Oct. 18) and at Ohio State (Oct. 26).

2007 as a Freshman… Played in three matches and four games… saw first collegiate action in Iowa’s win over Saint Francis, PA (Aug. 31)… recorded first career dig at Purdue (Nov. 9).

High School… All-conference selection as a senior… led her high school team to two-straight class AA regional and sectional championships along with a conference title as a junior… collected 240 digs as a junior… match-high 18 digs as a senior… ninth in state volleyball history with 22 service points in a match… member of the Celtic Force club team for five years… was also an all-sectional soccer goalkeeper.

Personal… Born 5/25/89… parents are Mike and Sharon Brannigan… has two brothers, Mike and Tim… political science major.