4 Deborah Samson
4 Deborah Samson
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bellflower, Calif.
High School: Mayfair
Position: Defensive Specialist
Deborah Samson played in 23 matches and 61 games as a freshman defensive specialist...She collected 105 total digs on the season, averaging 1.72 digs per game...Garnered a career-high 14 digs against Pacific at the Thunderdome...Also had 10 digs in a three-game sweep of Idaho in Moscow...Served six aces on the year, with a career-high of two coming against UC Irvine at the Thunderdome...She played in 12 of UCSB's 14 games in the NCAA Tournament, collecting 15 digs...In two games against Nebraska in the Pacific Regional semifinal she had six digs.

High School
Comes to UCSB from Mayfair High School in Lakewood, California...A walk-on, Samson was a four time All-Suburban League selection, helping to lead the Monsoons to three undefeated league championships...Played both outside hitter and defensive specialist as a prepster...Played club volleyball for Ichiban VBC...Also an accomplished track athlete, Samson was the CIF division III champion in the pole vault...She also played basketball in high school.

Deborah Ann Samson was born October 17, 1981 in Long Beach, California...Is a Communications major...Enjoys eating Filipino food and reading the Bible...Also competes for the UCSB track and field team this spring as a pole vaulter...The daughter of David and Elsa Samson.