Samantha Sutzer
    Samantha Sutzer

    Springfield, Ill.

    High School:
    Sacred Griffin Heart


    Graduate Assistant Coach


    Joins the SIU staff as a graduate assistant coach following four seasons as a member of the team.

    2006-07: Played in 18 rounds in seven tournaments, recording a 78.4 stroke average...finished tied for 5th at the Saluki Invitational...shot nine rounds in the 70s...carded her season-low round of 72 in day one of the Islander Spring Classic.

    2005-06:As a junior, participated in all 10 tournaments, playing 27 rounds...Stroke average 80.5...Finished 5th at the Saluki Invitational with a two-round total of 153...Finished 7th at the MVC Championships with a three-round total of 229...Shot 13 rounds in the 70s.

    2004-05: Tied for 15th at the MVC Championships with a three-round score of 239...Shot a personal season-low 78 and tied for 30th at the Bay Tree Classic...Had a total of seven rounds in the 70s...Fourth on the team in stroke average at 80.81.

    2003-04: As a freshman carried the fourth-best stroke average on the team with an 81.25 through 24 rounds...she shot seven rounds in the 70s and a career best 74 in the first two rounds of the Texas-Pan American Tournament (Feb. 23-24) to finish 11th and help the team to a tournament victory.

    As a Prep: Attended Sacred Heart Griffin High School...earned all-conference honors in each of her four prep years...two-time State Journal-Register Girl's Golfer of the Year...finished as high as third in the state as a senior...was also the Central State Eight Conference medalist three years in a row.

    Personal: Full name is Samantha Lynn Sutzer...math education major...born March 1, 1985...daughter of Jim and Kathy Sutzer.