Matt Shepard gets to know foward Sam Arnold, who discusses playing in her home state of Illinois, the stellar senior class and her graduate study goals (Dec. 11, 2012).
At Michigan ... U-M Athletic Academic Award (2010-11) ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten Conference (2011, 2012, 2013).
Senior (2012-13) ... Played in 32 games, making one start ... Averaged 5.2 points and 2.0 rebounds in 15.5 minutes per game ... Scored in double figures five times ... Scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds against Iowa (Jan. 27) ... Scored seven points and recorded a block at Indiana (Jan. 24) ... Scored eight points and recorded two assists at Northwestern (Jan. 17) ... Had a career-high 17 points on 7-for-9 shooting against Indiana (Jan. 3) ... Scored 10 points and grabbed four rebounds against Valparaiso (Dec. 20) ...Scored eight points with three rebounds against Western Michigan (Dec. 15) ...... Scored 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting and grabbed six rebounds in 25 minutes at Eastern Michigan (Dec. 11) ... Recorded seven points with five rebounds in 18 minutes at Illinois State (Dec. 5).
Junior (2011-12)... Earned third varsity letter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Saw action in all 32 games off the bench ... Averaged 5.0 points, 1.3 rebounds and 13.1 minutes played per game ... Led reserves in scoring in eight games ... Played a season-high 26 minutes against Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament (March 18), scoring 11 points on 3-for-7 shooting and grabbing three rebounds ... Recorded a season-high of 13 points twice, against Ohio State (Jan. 7) and at Iowa (Feb. 26) ... Posted double figures in five games ... Tied a career high with three blocks against Iowa State (Dec. 4) ... Grabbed a season-high four rebounds against Penn State (Jan. 26).
Sophomore (2010-11) ... Earned second varsity letter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Saw action in 30 games off the bench ... Averaged 6.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 14.4 minutes played per game ... Tallied her first career double-double against Buffalo at the Cancun Thanksgiving Classic (Nov. 26) with 13 points and a career-best 11 rebounds ... Scored in double-figures seven times, leading the Wolverines in scoring three times ... Played a career-best 35 minutes against Minnesota (Feb. 24), scoring 14 points on 6-for-11 shooting and grabbing three rebounds ... Tallied a career-best four three-pointers against Marquette (Nov. 19) ... Had three blocks in U-M's season-opener against Alcorn State (Nov. 12).
Freshman (2009-10) ... Earned first varsity letter ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award ... Saw action in 24 games off the bench ... Made her collegiate debut against Ball State (Nov. 13) ... Averaged 2.3 points and 0.8 rebounds and 5.1 minutes played per game ... Scored a career-high 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor, including a 2-for-3 mark from three-point range, and totaled four rebounds against Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 27) ... Hit seven triples on the season, shooting at a .318 clip from long range ... Recorded her first career block against Iowa (Jan. 7).... Played a season-best 12 minutes at Kansas (Nov. 22) and at Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 27).
Prep ... Attended Lake Park High School (2009), coached by Chris Fruehling ... Four-year varsity letterwinner ... Three-time team captain ... Three-time team Most Valuable Player ... Key Statistics ... Lake Park's all-time leading scorer with over 2,000 career points ... Holds career record in free throw percentage ... Is Lake Park's career leader in points in a single season with 714 points ... Honors and Rankings ... Four-time Upstate Eight All-Conference performer and three-time Champaign News Gazette All-State selection ... Named to the Illinois Coaches Association All-Area teams as well as Daily Herald, Chicago Sun Times and Press Publications All-Area squads ... Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times second team all-state selection ... Associated Press Class 4A All-State first team selection ... Earned the Walter Payton and Daily Herald Player of the Year honors as a junior ... Ranked No. 79 in the Blue Star Basketball Report and was ranked No. 218 in the All-Star Girls Basketball Report ... Other Sports ... Also played volleyball ... served a team captain as a sophomore.
Personal ... Enrolled in College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Majoring in psychology Full name is Samantha L. Arnold ... Birthday is November 11, 1990 ... Daughter of Ed and Debbie Arnold ... Has one brother and two sisters.