Position
Setter
Height
6'0
Class
Junior
Hometown
San Antonio, Texas
Previous School
Louisville
High School
Churchill HS

HONORS AND AWARDS
2009 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
2009 AVCA All-South Region Honorable Mention
2009 All-SEC First Team
2009 All-Louisiana First Team
2009 AVCA National Player of the Week (10/13)
2009 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (10/12)
2009 Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team
2008 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year
2008 All-Louisiana Second Team

SENIOR SEASON (2009)
Started in 30 of 32 matches en route to All-Louisiana and All-SEC First-Team selections along with AVCA All-South Region Honorable Mention … Her 2,025 career assists rank seventh in program history … Distributed 11.33 assists per set, good enough for second in the SEC and 18th nationally … Set LSU to over a .300 hitting percentage on 15 occasions and fueled four different players to at least 1.75 kills per set … Added 126 kills on a .384 hitting percentage and turned in 12 double-doubles … Compiled a 17-6 record when Dabbs dished out 40 or more assists over the last two seasons … Passed out 43 assists and tacked on 11 digs against No. 6 Nebraska (Sept. 4) … Notched 46 assists and matched a career-high with 10 kills against Long Beach State (Sept. 12) … Upped her average to 11.47 helpers per frame in SEC action … Circulated 56 assists and reeled in a career-best 16 digs against Tennessee (Sept. 18) … Dispersed 52 assists at Alabama (Oct. 2) … Dished out 49 helpers as LSU hit .333 in sweep over No. 6 Florida (Oct. 11) … Became first player in program history to earn AVCA National Player of the Week (Oct. 13) after winning SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 12) … Connected for nine kills on nine swings to go along with 31 assists and 11 digs against Ole Miss (Oct. 18) … Posted 53 assists and 11 digs at Tennessee (Oct. 26) … Set squad to a season-high .416 hitting clip at Ole Miss (Nov. 6) … Put together back-to-back 46-assist performances at Arkansas (Nov. 8) and No. 10 Florida (Nov. 13) … Tallied consecutive double-doubles, 36 assists and 10 digs, against Tulane (Dec. 4) followed by a career-high 64 assists and 11 digs Texas A&M (Dec. 5) at the NCAA Tournament. 

JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
One of five Tigers to play all 28 matches … Started 26 matches and played in 100 of the team’s 104 sets … Dished out 9.22 assists per set, which ranked fifth in the SEC … Selected All-LSWA Second Team and LSWA Newcomer of the Year … Slapped 19 aces, including multiple aces on five occasions … Compiled a triple-double with 48 assists, 10 kills and 14 digs in season opener against Texas A&M (Aug. 29) … First LSU triple-double since Regan Hood against Mississippi State (Oct. 31, 2003) … Distributed 40 assists with 14 digs and eight kills against McNeese State (Sept. 6) … Four of her six additional double-doubles came against SEC opponents highlighted by a season-best 53-assist and 12-dig performance against Tennessee (Sept. 26) … Her 53 assists were tied for second by a SEC player … Put together a 43-assist, nine-kill, nine-dig and season-best six-block effort against No. 8 Florida (Oct. 24) … Posted 50 assists, 10 digs and five blocks against South Carolina (Oct. 26) … Dispersed 44 assists to go along with 10 digs against Auburn (Nov. 14) … Led squad to its highest hitting clip since 2000 with a .434 team performance at Arkansas (Nov. 21) … 27 of her 54 sets resulted in kills against the Razorbacks … Circulated 44 assists and added 13 digs in NCAA Tournament match at No. 14 UCLA (Dec. 5). 

PRIOR TO LSU
Two-year letterwinner at Louisville … Led Louisville to a high of No. 17 in the AVCA poll in 2007 … Led the Cardinals in assists in both of her first two seasons … Was second on the team in service aces as a freshman and third as a sophomore … Posted the second highest hitting percentage on the team in 2007 with a .318 mark while average 1.63 kills per game … Recorded 128 blocks in two seasons … In 2007 spent the summer as a member of the USA Volleyball A2 Junior National team and played in Croatia where they defeated Italy to become the first American team to win the Global Challenge in its three years of existence.

HIGH SCHOOL
Ranked the No. 22 recruit in the nation in Prep Volleyball.com’s Senior Aces Four-year letterwinner and co-captain for Winston Churchill High School … Churchill to the regional final … Earned the Texas Outstanding Setter Award, All-Texas Team, High School All-American, Texas Girls Coaches Association first-team 5-A all-state honors as a junior … Was an honorable mention all-district and second-team All-Texas selection while being named in the Top 79 sophomores by PrepVolleyball.com … Played club volleyball for Alamo Volleyball Association … Earned three bronze medals and helped win a National Title in the Open Division in the USAV Junior Olympics … Earned the MVP award for 15-Open Division and All-Tournament in 16-Open Division.

PERSONAL
Full name is Samantha Lynne Dabbs … Daughter of Dale and Darlene Dabbs… Has one brother – Chris (24), and one sister – Jaclyn (28) … Brother, Chris, played baseball at New Mexico (2004-06) and plays for the Big Bend Cowboys in the Continental League … Born on April 8, 1988 … Majoring in kinesiology.

Career Highs
Hitting Pct. (min. 5 kills): .750 Arkansas (10/05/08)
Kills: 10 two times, last vs. Long Beach State (09/12/09)
Attempts: 19 vs. Texas A&M (08/29/08)
Assists: 64 Texas A&M (12/05/09)
Digs: 16 Tennessee (09/18/09)
Service Aces: 2 seven times, last Tulane (12/04/09)
Total Blocks: 6 Florida (10/24/08)

 

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