12 - Samantha Galarza
Samantha Galarza
Height: 5-5
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Moreno Valley, Calif.
High School: Valley View HS
Position: UT
B/T: L/R
Experience: HS

Career Stats
2013 Game-by-Game Stats

CAL STATE FULLERTON
FRESHMAN (2013):
Appeared in 52 games, making 32 starts at shortstop for the Titans during the 2012-13 season...hit .211 (8-38) while recording four runs scored and four RBI's...made her Fullerton debut in the first game of the season versus Southern Miss (February 7) managing a hit and scoring a run in a 3-1 loss...had hits in eight different games this season...logged a .944 fielding percentage and 59 putouts.

VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Prepped at Valley View HS in Moreno Valley...four-time All-Inland Valley League First-Team selection...Inland Valley League MVP and All-CIF choice as a junior and senior...All-Area second team honoree as a junior and a first-team selection as a senior...helped the Eagles to a pair of league titles in her final two seasons...made four trips to the CIF playoffs, gaining the second round twice (freshman, sophomore), the third round once (junior), and the semfinals as a senior...hit a team-high .575 as a junior to go with 23 runs, 13 RBI, and a .584 on base percentage...added three doubles, four triples, and a 15 stolen bases...led the team with a .611 average as a senior on 55 hits, scoring 43 runs, smacking six doubles, five triples, and stealing 24 bases.

PERSONAL
Parents are Daniel and Lisa...has three brothers (Danny, Kevin, and Ryan) and a sister (Kelli)...intends to major in communications...also considered Texas and San Diego State...her grandfather, Osvaldo, played professional soccer in Argentina and Colombia in the 1950's and 1960's...graduated summa cum laude from Valley View HS...President's Scholar at Cal State Fullerton and received a Dean's Scholarship from the College of Communications...helped her OC Batbusters 16u squad to an ASA national title and an ESPN Rise Premier tournament championship in 2010.

FAVORITES
Nicknames:Sam, Sammy G, InstagramSam, Tarzan
Color: Orange
Pets: Dogs, chickens, and bunnies
Favorite Quote/Motto: Hakuna Matata
Favorite Hobbies: Sungazing, going to the beach.
Greatest Accomplishment: Living, some people exist, and others live. I choose to live.
Something Most people would be surprised to know about me: I am a vegan
Favorite place I've visited: Hawaii
Favorite place I'd like to travel to: Argentina
Favorite place to take visitors to Fullerton: The Arboretum
Favorite Food: Macaroni and Cheese (Vegan Cheese)
Favorite Snack: Cereal
Favorite Drink: H20
Movies: Cool Runnings
TV Show: I dont watch a lot of television
Books: The Bible
I chose Fullerton because: After my first couple visits, I knew I was meant to be a Titan. There was an internal tug on my conscience telling me that I belong at CSUF. There is great tradition, energy, and support.
If I didn't play softball, I would play: The piano

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