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Samantha Seliger-Swenson
Samantha  Seliger-Swenson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Minnetonka, Minn.

High School:
Hopkins HS

Height:
5-11

Position:
Setter

Birthdate:
02/24/1997


05/02/2018

Spring Recap from the Gophers

The Gopher Volleyball program concluded the 2018 spring season last Saturday as the Gophers hosted an intrasquad scrimmage.

03/01/2018

Gophers To Send 13 to USA Open Tryouts

The University of Minnesota will send the largest collegiate contingent to the U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryout, March 2-4, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

12/13/2017

Gophers Land Three All-Americans

The University of Minnesota had three individuals garner All-America honors, announced today by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

12/05/2017

Three Gophers Named All-Region

The University of Minnesota had three individuals that landed a spot on the American Volleyball Coaches' Association All-Region Team.

11/28/2017

Three Gophers Named All-Big Ten

Alexis Hart, Stephanie Samedy and Samantha Seliger-Swenson were all named to the All-Big Ten team.

09/24/2015

Margaret Eggert Photo Gallery

Margaret Eggert Photo Gallery

09/24/2015

Samantha Seliger-Swenson Photo Gallery

Samantha Seliger-Swenson Photo Gallery

09/24/2015

Sophie Beckley Photo Gallery

Sophie Beckley Photo Gallery

09/24/2015

Toni Alugbue Photo Gallery

Toni Alugbue Photo Gallery

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Career Stats
2017 • JUNIOR SEASON: Second Team All-American • unanimous All-Big Ten selection • All-North Region selection • Preseason All-Big Ten selection • led the Big Ten in assists per set (12.21) and ranked second nationally in assist per set •  ranked second on the team in aces (33) and third in digs (317) •  started in both matches during the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and gathered 78 assists, four aces and 14 digs • named Diet Coke Classic all-tournament team when she had 126 assists and averaged 14.00 per set and helped the Gophers to a .368 hitting percentage • named to the American Campus Classic all-tournament team when she had 123 sets and averaged 12.30 per set, four aces, 32 digs and seven blocks • named all-tournament team at the Boise State Classic when she had 139 assists, six aces and .34 digs • had 83 assists in the opening weekend of Big Ten play • had a double-double  in the Wisconsin when with a season-best 62 assists and added 12 digs • produced 34 assists and seven digs as the team hit .352 during the 3-0 win over Michigan • named Big Ten Setter of the Week after the Wisconsin and Michigan wins • added a double-double with 36 assists and season-high 15 digs in the win over Purdue • produced a double-double 39 assists and 10 digs in the home Iowa win • had 42 assists and 16 digs in the win at Ohio State • had 50 assists, an ace, eight digs and two blocks in the home win over Wisconsin • produced a double-double with 58 assists and 17 digs in win over Illinois • reached her 4,000 career assists during the win over Ohio State • added a double-double with 53 assists and 10 digs against Penn State • added a double-double 30 assists and 20 digs in the win over North Dakota • posted 53 assists and 17 digs in the win over Northern Iowa • had 36 assists in the Regional Semifinal against USC.    

2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
First Team All-American • Big Ten Setter of the Year and unanimous All-Big Ten selection • led the team with 16 double-doubles • ranked second in the Big Ten in assists per set (11.6) • held 1,465 assists • led the team in aces (31) • Preseason All-Big Ten • Recorded 17 digs against No. 11 Stanford (8/28) • had 54 assists in Florida State win (9/3) • earned back-to-back B1G Setter of the Week after performances at the Puerto Rico Classico and ACC/Big Ten Challenge against ranked opponents • named B1G Setter of the Week for the third week in a row after establishing 59 assists and helping the team to a .308 hitting % (9/16-17) • earned a double-double with 35 assists and 11 digs against No.17 Ohio State (9/24) • named B1G Setter of the Week after she averaged 12.3 assists per set over the weekend,  leading the team to .428 hitting percentage (9/30-10/2) • had 50 assists and 14 digs against Penn State (10/5) • established a double-double against Northwestern with 36 assists and 11 digs (10/9) • had 41 assists in three sets during the Wisconsin win (10/12) • earned a double-double with 50 assists and 13 digs against No.14 Michigan State (10/15) • earned career-high 66 assists in win over Iowa (10/21) • earned a double-double against No.1 Nebraska with 50 assists and 15 digs (10/23) • earned career-high four aces against Rutgers, adding 38 assists (10/28) • had five digs with 37 assists in win over No. 10 Penn State (10/29) • established 34 assists with seven digs at Maryland (11/6) • added 69 assists and 12 digs over the weekend against Illinois and Northwestern (11/12-13) • earned a career-high seven kills against No. 18 Michigan, also adding a double-double with 55 assists and 13 digs (11/20) • recorded a double-double against No. 1 Nebraska with 59 assists an 19 digs • added a double-double with 51 assists and 16 digs against No. 3 Wisconsin (11/26) • earned a double-double in the first round of the NCAA tournament against UND with 10 digs and 39 assists (12/2) • All-Tournament Team during the NCAA Regionals when she had 87 assists and two double-doubles.


2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Second Team AVCA All-American • AVCA North Region Freshman of the Year • Big Ten Freshman of the Year • averaged 11.80 assists per set (1,510 assists), which ranked ninth nationally and second in the Big Ten • Started all 35 sets as a freshman, played in all but one set (128) • First on team in assists (1510) • Third on team in service aces (19) • Fourth on team in blocks (61) and digs (273) • made her first collegiate start in the opening match of her rookie season, facing Texas A&M (8/29) and had 31 assists • added a match high 33 assists against Stanford (8/30) • established a career-high 59 assists in Louisville win (9/4) and her first collegiate double-double with 15 digs • also had 36 assists in UNC win (9/5) • named All Tournament at the Diet Coke Classic (9/11-12) after posting 113 assists and helping the team to a .388 hitting clip • named the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Week • had a career-high three blocks against College of Charleston (9/19) and later was named the Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week for the third-straight time • had a career-high of 6 kills and led the team with a .545 hitting percentage against Ohio State (9/23) • earned a career-high 4 blocks at No. 1 Penn State (9/26) • added 58 assists against Illinois (10/3) • put up four block assists and 14 digs in the win against Wisconsin (10/14) • had 14 digs and 51 assists in the rematch against Wisconsin (10/17) • had 14 digs and 54 assists in the upset against No. 3 Nebraska (10/23) • added a double-double with 47 assists, 11 digs in Purdue win (11/1) • earned a career-high 5 blocks and had a team-best 11 digs against Michigan State, also earned a double-double (11/6) • named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week (11/9) • contributed 47 assists and 9 digs in the four-set win over Northwestern (11/11) • established 35 assists, 4 blocks and 9 digs in the sweep of No. 1 Penn State (11/14) • added a double-double with 39 assists and 12 digs in win over Maryland, also established a .750 hitting clip (11/18) • earned a career-high 66 assists against Purdue (11/21) • established 59 assists and 11 digs against Ohio State (11/25) • contributed 76 assists over the weekend in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament (12/4-5) • contributed 48 assists and five digs in the Regional Semifinal against Illinois (12/11) • established 52 assists and six digs in the Regional Final against Hawaii (12/12) • contributed 61 assists and nine digs in the National Semifinal against Texas (12/19).

HIGH SCHOOL
A three-time All-American, a USA Today All-American and a two-time MaxPreps All-American• AnAVCA Under Armour All-American that competed at the 2014 NCAA Final Four • Enters the Minnesotaprogram as the No. 8 recruit, according to PrepVolleyball.com • Named the 2014 Minnesota Miss Baden Volleyball, an award that goes to the top senior player in the state • 2014 Minnesota Volleyball Breakdown Player of the Year • Named Star Tribune's Metro Player of the Year • Earned three all-state honors • Also a five-time all-conference selection and three-time all-metro first team • Holds eight school records and was a four-time most valuable player • broke three state records, including season assists (1327) and career aces (601)•Was a three-time distinguished scholar athlete.

CLUB TEAM
An eight-time All-American and a five-time national qualifier • medaled in eight of nine national tournaments as she garnered All-America citations each time • In 2012, was named the United States Junior National Championship's most valuable player after she led Northern Lights to an Open 17 championship as a sophomore • Has also seen action with the USA Youth National Team, where she played internationally with USA and Northern Lights in Croatia, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and Czech Republic.

PERSONAL
Graduated from Hopkins High School in January 2015 • Born February 24, 1997 • majoring in psychology • daughter of Vicki Seliger Swenson and Erik Swenson • mom, Vicki, was her high school coach at Hopkins • mom, Vicki, played volleyball at Iowa State and her dad, Erik, played football at North Dakota.



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