UTEP ITEMS: Made the Dean's List at UTEP and has been named to the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll the last five years ... has served on UTEP's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... won the Vern Valdez Tournament at Santa Teresa Country Club in the summer of 2006.
2009-10 (SENIOR): Saw action in the Ptarmigan/Ram Fall Classic where she shot a 236 and tied for 73rd place.
2008-09 (JUNIOR): Appeared in four events, compiling a stroke average of 81.1 ... shot her season-low 237 at the Price's Give `Em Five Intercollegiate ... best finish of the season was a tie for 48th place at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational. 2007-08 (SOPHOMORE): Played in four tournaments ... picked up her best finish of the season at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational finishing 41st ... fired her career-low round of 75 at that event.
2006-07(FRESHMAN): Saw action in the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.
BEFORE UTEP: Two-time All-District and Academic All-District selection at Eastwood High School in El Paso ... earned All-City honors her senior year, when she was team captain ... four-year varsity letterwinner in golf ... graduated in the top five percent of her class, and was a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society ... involved with the student council in high school, including serving as class rep as a junior and senior ... also involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
PERSONAL: Full name is Samantha Leigh Garza ... kinesiology major ... parents are Raul and Sandra Garza ... has one brother, Nathaniel, and one sister, Tara, who is also a student at UTEP.