Updated: July 22, 2015
2014: Started all 31 matches… Ends career with 300 blocks… Averaged 1.5 kills per set… Had 11 kills at No. 19 Kentucky… Recorded 12 kills and three blocks in the win over No. 12 Illinois… Had eight kills and six blocks against NC state… Tallied six kills and five blocks at Clemson… Notched nine kills and three blocks versus Pittsburgh… Recorded 11 kills and five blocks against No. 21 Duke… Notched nine blocks at Pittsburgh… Tallied nine kills and three blocks against Georgia Tech… Had 12 kills and seven blocks at Boston College.
2013: Appeared in 34 matches with 33 starts… Led the team in blocks with 131 to rank 10th on Tech’s single-season record list... Tallied 177 kills for the Hokies… Had six blocks against Towson and followed that with seven blocks versus Pacific… Tallied four blocks against No. 14 Michigan State… Recorded seven kills and five blocks against UAB… Tallied six kills, two assists and five blocks versus William & Mary… Had 11 kills and seven blocks against Duquesne… Notched six blocks versus Rice… Had five blocks at Pittsburgh… Against Boston College, had six kills and five blocks… Tallied 10 kills and four blocks against Syracuse… Notched eight kills and four blocks against Notre Dame… Recorded 10 kills and four digs at Clemson… Notched 11 kills and three blocks against Miami and followed that up with nine kills and three blocks against No. 18 Florida State… Had eight kills and five blocks versus Pittsburgh.
2012: Saw time in 17 matches, appearing in 48 sets … Finished the year with 60 blocks, 47 kills and six digs … Recorded six blocks and five kill against Wake Forest … Tallied eight blocks and five kills versus Duke … Posted a season-best 10 blocks against Georgia Tech … Notched a season-best six kills to go along with five blocks at NC State.
2011: Got up for one block while seeing time in one set against High Point.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Copley High School … Earned First Team Suburban League and All-District honors … Was named Summit County Player of the Year … Played seven years of club ball for Cleveland Volleyball … Was named to the AVCA Under Armor All-America Watch List … Earned Prep Volleyball Senior Ace Honorable Mention accolades … Was also a three-year member of Copley’s basketball team and earned Second Team Suburban League honors … Was a four-year Academic All-Star.
Personal: Born May 11, 1993 in Canton, Ohio … Daughter of Ike and Melissa Samson-Akpan … Has two older siblings, Ike Jr. and AC … Plans to major in engineering.