Samantha Barber
Samantha Barber
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa

Senior (2017-18): Appeared in all 10 tournaments…received WGCA All-America Scholar honors…posted a 77.15 stroke average with one top-10 finish…tied her 54-hole career-best score of 220 at the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational (3/6), shooting a season-best 71 in the final round where she tied for 11th overall…tied for 10th at the Barry Women’s Invite (3/27) after shooting rounds of 72-73-76 for a 221 total…earned SSC Commissioner Honor Roll recognition for earning a 3.2 grade point average or better.

Junior (2016-17): Appeared in nine of 10 tournaments…received WGCA All-America Scholar honors…named to the All-Sunshine State Conference Second Team…led the team with a career-best 75.2 stroke average (the fifth-lowest in program history)…logged two top-ten finishes…recorded the fourth-best 36-hole score in school history (142) at the World Golf Invitational (2/5-6) where she placed second individually…tied for seventh at the Pioneer Shootout (3/6-7) with a two round score of 150…earned SSC Commissioner Honor Roll recognition for earning a 3.2 grade point average or better.

Sophomore (2015-16): Appeared in all 12 tournaments…earned WGCA Scholar All-America recognition…was third on the team with a 77.81 stroke average and tied for the team lead with 32 rounds played and three top-10 finishes…placed in the top-10 for the first time in her career at the Saint Leo Invitational (10/20), tying for fifth after tying her 36-hole career best total of 150...carded a personal-best 54-hole score of 220 at the Barry Invite (3/15) where she tied for 15th individually…she opened the tournament by shooting a season-best 18-hole round of 72…in her next tournament, she tied for eighth at the Lady Panther Invite with a two-day total of 235…tied for ninth at the Sunshine State Conference Championship with a three-day score of 237…earned SSC Commissioner Honor Roll recognition for earning a 3.2 grade point average or better.

Freshman (2014-15): Arrived in January and participated in all eight spring tournaments…earned WGCA Scholar All-America recognition…was fourth on the team with a 77.39 stroke average in 23 rounds played…made her debut with the team at the World Golf Invite (2/8-9) where she posted scores of 76-74 for a 36-hole low score of 150 while tying for 13th individually…tallied an even par 72 in the second round of the Barry Invite (3/16) en route to a 228 total…played her best golf in the postseason, notching her three top-20 finishes…shot a 228 and tied for 16th at the Sunshine State Conference Championship (4/12-14)…carded a career-best 69 in the opening round of the NCAA South Region (5/3-5) where she put forth a career-low 54-hole score of 225 while tying for 12th place…shot 308 at the NCAA Division II National Championship (5/13-16) to tie for 16th overall and help the team to a third place finish…earned SSC Commissioner Honor Roll recognition for earning a 3.2 grade point average or better.

High School: Attentded the Reddam House where she participated in golf, swimming, track, basketball, volleyball, water polo, hockey and netball…helped her team win the Southern Peninsula Inter-schools challenge.

Personal: Born August 20, 1995…daughter of Sue and O’brian Barber…has two siblings; Ashleigh and Nicky…sports management major…enjoys hiking mountains, going to the gym, shopping and food and clothing markets and spending time with her family in her spare time…favorite athlete is Rickie Fowler…favorite books are Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling…enjoys listening to pop, electro, trance and classical music…would most like to visit Egypt in the future.