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Samantha Jennings
Samantha  Jennings


Placentia, Calif.

High School:







South Carolina Takes 7-5 Win on Friday Night at No. 22/25 Georgia

Senior Kaylea Snaer goes 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk and three RBI in the victory


Gamecocks, Lawrence Tie Home Run Marks in 12-3 (5) Win over Liberty

South Carolina posts six homers in the game, Lawrence has two


Gamecocks Dismiss Winthrop Eagles 4-2 on Tuesday Evening

Sarah Mooney hits ninth homer of the season

2003 -- Saw action in 34 games ... Started nine ... Used mainly as a pinch runner ... Went 2-for-4 against Kentucky, scored a run and had two RBI ... Also went 2-for-4 against UNC-Greensboro and scored a run ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2002 -- Starting third baseman ... Named to SEC All-Tournament Team ... Started 56 of the 60 games she played in ... Is among team leaders in home runs with six ... Tied for third on the team in doubles with nine ... Held team high for walks in a game for the season with four (Mississippi State) and RBI in a game with five, also against Mississippi State ... Longest hitting streak was four games ... Finished the season ranked fifth in the SEC in fielding percentage among third basemen (.935)... Recorded a hit in each game at the SEC Tournament ... Drove in three runs at the NCAA Regional when she hit her second three-run homer of the season in the game against Georgia.

2001 -- Played in 51 games, starting 38 ... Had six multiple hit games on the season ... Had two multiple RBI games ... Was 2-3 with 2 RBI's in an early season victory over Georgia Southern.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Played for coach Tom Tice at Rosary ... Lettered three years ... Selected to first team All-Golden West League in '98 and 99 ... First team All-Serra League in '99 and '00 ... Third team All-American at 1999 Gold Nationals ASA ... Team was 30-10 in all of her four years at Rosary.

PERSONAL -- Full name is Samantha Kimchi Jennings ... Majoring in Biology ... Career goal is to become a veterinarian ... Cites her dad as having the biggest influence on her career ... Has a sister, Shannon ... Is the daughter of Becky and Richard Jennings ... Born Nov. 8, 1981.

Get to Know Samantha

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A veterinarian and I still want to be one.

Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
When I was a baby, I hit Jack Nicholson on the head.

What is your best non-athletic talent?
Buying out Starbucks.

What is your biggest fear?
Oversleeping for finals.

Who on the team would make a good coach and why?
Aleca Johnson, because she can relate to the little ones.

What makes Carolina softball special?
We have really good team chemistry and a great group of seniors.

What is your favorite class at USC?
Animal Behavior.

What is your favorite Coach Compton saying?

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