Samantha Critser
Samantha Critser
Height: 5-5
Year: RS Junior
Hometown: Mountain View, Calif.
High School: Mountain View High
College: University of Michigan
Major: Communications

PREVIOUS TO SANTA CLARA: Played tennis at the University of Michigan43-21 overall singles record 40-16 overall doubles record … 2012: Big Ten Conference Athlete of the Week (Feb. 26, Oct. 19) ... earned wins over Virginia's No. 74 Erin Vierra, 6-2, 6-3, and Virginia's No. 5 Li Xi, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, at the Bulldog Tennis Classic (Oct. 14-16) ... defeated Virginia's No. 8 Fraser/Tomljanovic, 8-4, at the Bulldog Tennis Classic (Oct. 14-16) … 2011: All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Athlete of the Week (Feb. 2) ... ranked No. 67 in the May 2 ITA rankings ... defeated No. 10 Danielle Lao of Southern California (5-7, 6-2, 6-4) in the ITA Kick-Off ... went 3-0 at the Michigan Invitational (Jan. 15-17), including a win over No. 20 Brynn Boren of Tennessee (7-6, 7-5) ... went 4-1 at the ASU Thunderbird (Nov. 5-7) ... won the Maize Flight at the Wolverine Invitational (Oct. 1-3), knocking off teammate Mimi Nguyen (7-6, 7-6) in the final ... paired with Sulahian to reach the semifinals of the USTA/ITA Midwest Championships (Oct. 21-26).

HIGH SCHOOL/NATIONAL: Was the No. 1 ranked player in Northern California rankings for all ages ... was a top 20 recruit on tennisrecruiting.net for all four years of high school ... 2010: No. 14 senior recruit by tennisrecruiting.net ... 18's California Bowl winner ... Seascape Women's Open finalist ... Two-time Mountain View Open finalist ... 2009: 18's St. Louis National Open doubles winner ... 18's Hawaii National doubles finalist ... 18's Maze Cup winner ... 2008: Achieved No. 1 ranking in 18's in Northern California ... 16's Easter Bowl quarterfinalist ... 16's Lakewood National Open finalist ... 16's Doubles National Open finalist ... 16's Winter Nationals quarterfinalist ... 2007: Achieved No. 1 ranking in 16's in Northern California ... 16's doubles winner at the National Open (Lakewood) ... 16's singles National Open finalist (Elk Grove).

PERSONAL: Daughter of Thomas and Kimberlee Critser … father played football at Oregon State and was drafted by the Raiders … has a younger sister Emma (17) … majoring in communications.