Samantha

Owen

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#77

Infielder
Height: 5'5"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Manteca, Calif.
High School: East Union HS
Other College: Pacific

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • NFCA All-West Region Third Team (2018)
  • First-Team All-WCC (2018)
  • All-WCC Honorable Mention (2017)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018; Spring 2019)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)

Junior Season (2019)

  • Played in 49 of 52 games for Nebraska
  • Started 45 games at third base and one as the designated player for a total of 46 starts
  • Ranked second on the team in slugging percentage (.492) and doubles (10)
  • Ranked third on the team in walks (27), RBIs (27) and on-base percentage (.421), while ranking fifth on the team with a .278 batting average 
  • Added 15 runs, 35 hits, one triple and five home runs
  • Appeared as a pinch hitter in game one against Texas Tech and also played second base
  • Came in as a pinch hitter in the second game against the Red Raiders
  • Played all four games in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and earned three starts
  • Went 3-for-7 (.429) with two runs, four RBIs, one double, one homer and four walks
  • Hit her first grand slam as a Husker in game two of the weekend against Pitts
  • Started all four games at third base at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic
  • Went 1-for-1 with an RBI against the Sun Devils 
  • Hit a double against UCLA - one of three Husker hits against the Bruins
  • Went 4-for-10 with three runs, three RBIs, a double and a triple through the first two games of the Colorado State Classic
  • Had two hits, two RBIs and two walks in the Wichita State series
  • Had one hit in both games on day one of the Rock Chalk Challenge
  • Went 2-for-2 with one run, two RBIs and a home run in game two against No. 25 Michigan, scoring Nebraska's only runs of the game
  • Went 2-for-5 in the Drake doubleheader
  • Had a solo home run against the Bulldogs, scoring Nebraska's only run in the two games
  • Had one hit in both games of the Illinois doubleheader, including a home run
  • Had a two RBI hit against South Dakota State and scored one run
  • Had Nebraska's only hit in game three against No. 25 Northwestern
  • Had one hit and one RBI in game one against Purdue
  • Scored one run in game two against Purdue
  • Went 3-for-4 with three runs and two doubles in the series finale against the Boilermakers
  • Went 3-for-7 (.429) in the Iowa doubleheader 
  • Went 1-for-2 with a run and a walk in game one against Maryland
  • Scored one run and drew three walks in game two against the Terrapins
  • Had one run and one RBI in the series finale against the Terps
  • Had one hit in each of the three games against Wisconsin
  • Scored one run in game one against the Badgers and drew one walk
  • Had two RBIs in game two against Wisconsin
  • Went 2-for-3 with one run, three RBIs a walk and a double and a home run against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament

Before Nebraska (Pacific/East Union HS)

  • Earned NFCA All-West Region Third-Team honors in 2018
  • Earned first-team All-WCC honors in 2018
  • Finished in the top five in the conference in batting average, slugging, RBIs, doubles and total bases in West Coast Conference play as a sophomore
  • Named to the All-WCC honorable-mention team as a freshman in 2017
  • Started 96 games for the Tigers in two seasons, appearing in all but four games during the two-year span
  • Hit .308 with 11 home runs, 53 RBIs and 46 runs in two seasons with the Tigers
  • Played for East Union High School
  • Named the Stockton Record All-Area Player of the Year
  • Earned VOL MVP and FLO Softball All-American accolades
  • Helped the Lancers claim the state title as a senior, posting a .507 batting average
  • Graduated with Cum Laude honors

Personal

  • Major is child, youth and family studies
  • Born on June 2, 1998
  • Daughter of Mike Owen and Kristi Kettegen
  • Has two younger sisters, Izabella and Sienna
  • Izabella is a freshman on the Oregon State softball team
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Highlights vs. Maryland - 4/26
Highlights vs. South Dakota - 4/23
Highlights vs. Minnesota - 4/21