24  Meagan Samis
Meagan Samis
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Last College:
UNC Wilmington

Height:
6-0

Position:
F

2006-07 (Junior):
Forced to sit out all fall semester contests (season's first nine games) due to NCAA transfer rules...third on team in scoring (9.1 ppg, 10.3 ppg in C-USA) and fourth in field goal percentage (40.2)...ranked second in C-USA in 3-point FG% within league play (50 percent)...starter in Marshall debut Dec. 16 at Ohio, scoring 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting (2-for-2 3FG) with four rebounds and an assist...scored 11 points in first home game, vs. Wright State on Dec. 19, with four rebounds and two steals...pulled down season-high eight rebounds with seven points in overtime win at Richmond on Dec. 28...scored 13 points in C-USA debut on Jan. 2 at East Carolina...netted a season- and MU career-high 20 points on Jan. 7 vs. Southern Miss...went 8-for-12 from the floor and 3-for-3 from 3-point range against the Golden Eagles, along with a season-high three assists...USM performance began streak of four straight games in double-digits, ending with a team-high 19 points in an overtime road win at UAB on Jan. 20...went 3-for-3 from distance against the Blazers...during four-game scoring surge from Jan. 7-20, Samis shot 54.2 percent from the floor (26-for-48) and 76.9 percent from beyond the arc (10-for-13)...suffered arm injury on Feb. 1 vs. Memphis, a setback that kept her out of the next three games...played remaining five games of season with a soft cast that limited mobility in her non-shooting hand...reached double-digit points in two of season's final five games, including 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting with two assists and a steal in first game back from injury vs. regular season champion Tulane on Feb. 15...got second starting nod of season on Feb. 22 at UCF...scored 11 points with seven rebounds against the Golden Knights, playing largely with the use of just one hand...started regular-season finale at Southern Miss on Feb. 24, scored six points.

Prior to Marshall (UNC Wilmington):
Named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year in 2004-05 as a redshirt freshman at UNC Wilmington...a second team All-CAA selection and All-Rookie Team member...a four-time CAA Rookie of the Week...led the Seahawks in scoring (16.3/game) and rebounding (8.0)...second on team with 43 steals (1.6/game), added 38 assists (1.4)...started 22 games...scoring average of 16.3 points is the eighth-highest in UNCW single-season history...led Seahawks in scoring in 20 games and rebounding in 19 games...named to the all-tournament team at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside Classic...transferred to Georgia Tech in 2005-06, did not play for the Yellowjackets.

High School:
The all-time leading scorer in Casady HS history with 1,739 points...a four-time All-Southwest Prep Conference honoree...averaged 23.3 points and 8.4 rebounds as a senior...led Casady to three SPC championships in four years as a starter...an Oklahoma Junior Olympic Program participant...recruited by Kansas State, Illinois, Oklahoma State, West Virginia and Kentucky...four-year letterwinner in basketball, golf and field hockey.

Personal:
Born on Sept. 10, 1984...daughter of Robert and Mary Kay Samis...sister, Elizabeth (24), attended Arizona State and brother, Robert (21), attends Oklahoma...father played collegiate golf at Trinity...uncle Billy Tubbs is the former men's basketball head coach at Lamar University...finance major.