Updated: December 13, 2012
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.