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#14 Samantha Meenaghan
Position: Utility
Bats: S
Throws: R
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
City/State: Atlantic Beach, Fla.
High School: Providence School
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Samantha Meenaghan Biography
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
Release: 09/07/2010

2013: Named to the 2013 Big South All-Conference First-Team … Also earned a spot on the College Sports Madness 2013 Big South All-Conference First-Team … 2013 NCCSIA Softball University Division All-State First-Team selection ... Played in and started all 44 games for GWU on the season … Saw time at second-base and behind the plate at catcher … Led GWU and was second in the Big South with a .427 batting average on the season overall, which ranks second overall in GWU’s Division I single-season history … Also led the Runnin’ Bulldogs and was eighth in the Big South with 67 hits on the year, which ranks as the fourth most by an individual in GWU’s DI single-season history … Also led the team with an on-base percentage of .445 on the season … Was first on the team with 30 runs scored and with 90 total bases on the year … Second on the team with a .573 slugging percentage, which ranks seventh overall in GWU’s DI single-season record books … Also second on the team with four home runs, two triples and seven doubles … Finished third on the team with five stolen bases on the season, as she was 5-of-6 on the year … Was tops on the team and second in the League with an average of .477 in Big South Conference play … Also led GWU and was second in the Big South with 42 hits in League play … Fourth in Big South play with 55 total bases … Was seventh in Big South play with an on-base percentage of .478 in conference action … Also finished League play tied for seventh overall with 21 runs scored in the Big South ... Posted 26 multi-hit games, a team-high for the season … Also recorded four multi-RBI games on the year … Tallied a team-best 11-game hitting streak on the season … Was a combined 5-8 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in the season opening doubleheader at home versus Furman … Went 2-3 with a home run, a double, an RBI and a run scored in the 5-2 loss at USC Upstate … Was 2-5 in the 9-5 win over Morehead State at the Seahawk Classic … Was also 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored in GWU’s 4-2 win against UNC Wilmington at the Seahawk Classic … Went 2-3 at the plate in the 10-0 loss at Auburn at the War Eagle Classic … Was 4-6 with two doubles, two walks, a run scored and a stolen base in the home doubleheader versus USC Upstate … Totaled two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in the doubleheader at Charlotte … Went a combined 6-10 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in the three-game conference series at Campbell … Was 2-4 at the plate with a double and two runs scored in GWU’s game two 10-4 loss at Longwood … Went 2-4 with a run scored in the 10-6 home loss to Presbyterian … Was a combined 4-10 with a sacrifice fly, an RBI and a run scored in the three-game home series with Coastal Carolina … Hit 4-7 with a triple, a walk, an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in the twin tilt at Western Carolina … Went a combined 7-12 at the plate with a triple, a double, an RBI and two runs scored in the three-game conference series versus Winthrop … Hit 2-5 with a home run, four RBI and three runs scored in GWU’s 11-8 road win at Presbyterian … Was 5-12 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored in the three-game road series at Liberty … Was 6-11 offensively with a walk, an RBI, five runs scored and a stolen base in the three-game conference series at Charleston Southern … Went a combined 7-12 with a home run, three RBI and four runs scored in the three-game series at home versus Radford … Was a perfect 4-4 with three runs scored in GWU’s 5-0 win over the Highlanders … Went 2-4 with an RBI at the plate in GWU’s 4-3 loss to No. 2 Campbell in the first round of the 2013 Big South Softball Championship Tournament … Also went 1-4 with a double and a run scored in a 4-2 loss to No. 3 Longwood at the 2013 Big South Softball Championship …  Named the College Sports Madness 2013 Big South Preseason All-Conference First-Team ... Earned a spot on the 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

2012: Named to the 2012 Big South All-Conference First-Team ... Was also named to the 2012 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Mid-Atlantic All-Region First-Team ... Was also named to the College Sports Madness Big South All-Conference First-Team ... 2012 NCCSIA Softball University Division First-Team All-State selection ... Played and started 54 games for GWU on the season at second-base ... Led GWU and the Big South with a .409 average on the year, which ranks second overall in GWU's Division I single-season history ... Also led GWU and  the Big South in hits with 74 on the season, which is a new GWU Division I single-season record ...Was third in conference play with 24 hits ... Topped GWU and was third in the conference with 35 runs, which ranks as the fourth most by a single player in a single season in GWU's DI history ... Had three triples on the year ... Hit .343 in conference play which ranked 10th overall ...Was third in League play with 15 runs scored ... Posted a hitting streak of 11-games and eight games this season ... Recorded 21 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games ...Was second on the team with a .492 slugging percentage and third in stolen bases with five ... Hit her first career home run in a win over North Carolina A&T ... Went a combined 4-8 with a triple and two runs scored in the doubleheader sweep of Morgan State ... Was 2-3 with a run scored in the 6-1 game two loss at Furman ... Went 3-7 at the plate with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in the home doubleheader sweep of North Carolina A&T ... Was 2-4 in two games against USC Upstate ... Was a combined 8-18 with three RBI, one run scored and a stolen base in the Runnin' Bulldogs' five games at the Seahawk Classic ... Went 1-3 at the plate in the loss to No. 7 Georgia ... Was a combined 2-4 in the two losses to No. 3 Florida at the UF Lipton Invitational ... Was also a combined 4-6 with a walk and a run scored in the two losses to Eastern Michigan at the UF Lipton Invitational ... Went 1-3 with a walk and two runs scored in the 6-4 win over Tennessee State in the final game of the Lipton Invitational ... Went 2-3 in the loss to Bowling Green at the Winthrop/adidas Invitational ... Was a combined 3-9 with two RBI and three runs scored in the doubleheader sweep of South Carolina State ... Went 2-3 with a double and a run scored in a 11-1 loss to UNC Greensboro ... Was 3-4 with a triple, a walk, three RBI and two runs scored in GWU's 10-5 win over UNC Greensboro in game two ... Was 2-4 with a triple, three RBI and two runs scored in the Runnin' Bulldogs' 6-4 road win at Presbyterian ... Went 1-4 in all three games at Coastal Carolina, scoring a run in the 5-4 win ... Went a combined 4-6 at the plate with a triple, two walks, two RBI and three runs scored in the doubleheader sweep of Campbell in the three-game home series ... Was a combined 4-9 with an RBI and three runs scored in the three-game series at Winthrop ... Went 4-7 at the plate with a double and two runs scored in the three-game conference series at home versus Charleston Southern ... Was 2-4 with two runs scored in GWU's 7-1 home win over Presbyterian ...Was 4-9 with two runs scored in the three-game series at Radford ... Hit over .500 in the Runnin' Bulldogs' five Big South Championship Tournament games ... Was 1-4 in the 4-2 win over No. 4 Campbell in the first round of the championship tournament ... Went 3-5 in the loss to No. 1 Radford at the postseason tournament ... Was 3-3 with an RBI and a run scored in GWU's 11-9 win over No. 7 Presbyterian ... Was 2-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in the 6-2 win over No. 3 Charleston Southern ... Was 1-3 in the loss to No. 3 Charleston Southern in the semifinals of the Big South Softball Championship Tournament ... Was a College Sports Madness Big South First-Team Preseason All-Conference selection.

2011: Named the 2011 Big South Freshman of the Year ... Earned a spot on the Big South All-Conference First-Team ... Was also named to the Big South All-Tournament Team ... Named to the NCCSIA All-State University Division Softball Team ... Started and played in all 46 games for GWU as a true freshman ... Led the team with a .360 batting average on the year ... Was also tops on the team with 58 hits, 26 runs scored and 16 stolen bases ... Posted 10 RBIs on the season ... Posted an on-base percentage of .385 and a slugging percentage of .385 ... Led GWU with 17 multi-hit games ... Also recorded a season-high seven-game hitting streak on the year ... Made first career start in the season opener at USC Upstate ... Picked up her first career hit in the 5-0 loss to USC Upstate ... Went 2-6 with an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in the double-header sweep at home versus Furman ... Was 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the 4-3 loss to Dayton at the Seahawk Classic ... Went 2-4 with two runs scored in the 3-2 win over UNC Wilmington ... Went 3-4 with an RBI and two stolen bases in the 3-1 win over Providence at the Winthrop/Adidas Invitational ... Was 1-3 with an RBI in the 3-1 loss to Cleveland State and was 1-3 with a walk in the 5-0 loss to UNC Wilmington ... Went 1-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in the 4-0 win over George Washington at the Winthrop/Adidas Invitational ... Was 2-5 with a run scored in the 11-9 game two loss at Charlotte ... Went a combined 5-9 with a triple, six runs scored and two stolen bases in the twin bill sweep at North Carolina A&T ... Was 4-8 with a run scored in the double-header split at Presbyterian ... Went 2-4 with a run scored in the 3-2 home win over PC ... Was 4-8 at the plate with a run scored in the double-header at home against Winthrop ... Went 2-4 with a run scored in a loss to Liberty and 1-5 with an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in the 11-8 extra inning loss at home to the Lady Flames ... Was 4-10 with a walk, an RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases in the three-game conference series at Charleston Southern ... Was 2-3 with an RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases in the 5-2 game two win at home over South Carolina State ... Went 3-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the 8-7 regular season finale win at Coastal Carolina ... Hit .571, as she was 8-14 over GWU's four games in the 2011 Big South Softball Championship Tournament ... Scored two runs and had an RBI in the postseason tournament ... Named GWU's Most Valuable Offensive Player by her teammates ... Earned a spot on the 2010-11 Big South Presidential Honor Roll.

High School: Letter award winner at Providence School ... Named to the First-Team All-State Team as a senior ... Tabbed the 2A Offensive Player of the Year her senior season, hitting .494 and posting a .610 on-base percentage ... Earned a spot on the Second-Team All-State Team as a sophomore, hitting .576 on the year ... Also played on the River City Rebels club team ... Hit .576 as a junior and .673 as a sophomore for her club team ... Was a key contributor to her club team that went to Oklahoma City in 2009 ... Won the USFA World Series in Panama Beach, Fla. ... Part of the club team that won the Fast Nationals and the USSSA Disney Elite in 2007.

Personal: Samantha Ann Meenaghan was born September 1, 1991 in Jacksonville, Florida ... Daughter of Todd and Elizabeth Thurston ... Has two older siblings, Cassandra and Steven ... Majoring in Psychology.




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