Samantha Odom
2017-18 Women's Basketball
NO
22
POS
F
HT
5-9
CL-EXP
JR-2L
HOMETOWN
Allen, Texas
PREVIOUS SCHOOL
Lovejoy HS
Samantha Odom

At UT Tyler: Helped to lead the Patriots to a 30-2 record and to the NCAA DIII Elite 8 as a freshman in the 2015-16 season... Odom played in 31 games and made three starts in her first season where she averaged 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game... Had a season-best 10 points in a win over Texas Lutheran and secured six rebounds in a win over Hardin-Simmons... She had three blocked shots against McMurry which is the ninth most in a single game in UT Tyler history. 

Prior to UT Tyler: Played at Lovejoy HS for Nick Gauer, Lisa Branch and Lance Boxell.... Earned Academic All-State and first-team all-district as a senior along with being named to the Academic All-Conference and her team's captain... She led her team in scoring and assists and played in the Texas Sports Hall of Fame All-Star Game in 2015... Was a first-team all-district selection as a junior and sophomore and the District 11-3A Newcomer of the Year as a freshman... She was a four-time Academic All-District selection... Her teams made the playoffs all four years she was at Lovejoy. 

Personal: Daughter of Lori and Rodney Odom. Has two siblings, Matthew and Kathryn. Her sister, Kathryn, played basketball at Midwestern State. 

Major: Elementary Education

Career aspiration: Kindergarten Teacher

Goal for 2016: To attack each game like it's our last.

Favorite basketball team: Clippers
Favorite player: Blake Griffin
Favorite food: Chicken
Favorite musician: Lecrae/Jeremiah
Favorite TV show: Say Yes to the Dress; Law & Order: SVU

Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2015-16   31-3  364  11.7  35  83  .422  16  .188  16  27  .593  29  30  59  1.9  49  37  40  19  89  2.9 
TOTAL  31-3  364  11.7  35  83  .422  16  .188  16  27  .593  29  30  59  1.9  49  37  40  19  89  2.9 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Points: 10, TLU -- 12/29/15 
Rebounds: 6, at Hardin-Simmons -- 12/14/15 
Assists: 4, at Southwestern (Tex.) -- 11/20/15 
Steals: 3, at McMurry University -- 12/12/15 
Blocks: 3 [t-9th], at McMurry University -- 12/12/15 
FG made: 4, TLU -- 12/29/15 
FG attempts: 8, Rust College -- 11/24/15 
3FG made: 2, at Schreiner -- 11/21/15 
3FG attempts: 2, 4 times
FT made: 4, Louisiana College -- 2/6/2016 
FT attempts: 4, Louisiana College -- 2/6/2016