SAN DIEGO STATE 2016
Redshirted as a true freshman during the 2016 season.
Won a pair of varsity letters at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, Calif. ... Coached there by Jorge Penate ... Averaged 4.8 digs per set for the team that won the 2015 North Coast Section (NCS) Division III championship ... A first-team West Alameda County-Foothill League selection ... Started 92 of 96 sets as a defensive specialist/libero as a senior in 2015 ... Team captain ... Played soccer as a freshman ... Earned academic first honors.
Played two years for the Xceleration Volleyball Club in Concord, Calif., where her team advanced to the AAU national championships ... Also competed for the NorCal volleyball Club in Pleasanton, Calif.
Samantha Andreea McGrath was born in Constanta, Romania ... Daughter of Terry McGrath and Kathy Clausen ... Enjoys Netflix, hanging out with friends and playing other sports including tennis, golf and soccer ... Favorite athlete in pro basketball player Stephen Curry ... Was also recruited by UC Irvine, TCU, Chapman and Emory ... A business major at San Diego State.