Women's Basketball

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Samantha Prahalis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Commack, N.Y.

High School:
Commack

Height:
5-7

Position:
Guard

Samantha Prahalis

04/16/2012

Prahalis selected sixth overall by the Phoenix Mercury in WNBA Draft

All-American becomes the third first-round pick in school history

04/03/2012

Athletics Good Stuff

March 26 - April 1, 2012

03/28/2012

Prahalis Named to USBWA All-America Team

Senior is the seventh Buckeye to earn USBWA honors in the past eight years

03/27/2012

Prahalis Named to Associated Press All-America Second Team

Teammate Tayler Hill named honorable mention

03/23/2012

Samantha Prahalis Named a Finalist for WBCA 2012 State Farm® Wade Trophy

WBCA announces finalists for 2012 State Farm® Wade Trophy

03/03/2012

AP Photos: Ohio State vs. Nebraska

Ohio State vs. Nebraska Big Ten Tournament Semi-Finals March 3, 2012

03/02/2012

Ohio State 57, Michigan 48 - AP Photos

Samantha Prahalis becomes Big Ten all-time assists leader in the win

02/26/2012

AP Photos: No. 8 Ohio State at No. 23 Nebraska

AP Photos: No. 8 Ohio State at No. 23 Nebraska

02/24/2012

Ohio State 81, Minnesota 56 - AP Photos

Senior scores 42 points in her final home game

02/16/2012

AP Photos: Ohio State vs. Indiana

Ohio State vs. Indiana Feb. 16, 2012

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CAREER HONORS
Big Ten all-time assists leader (901)
2012 USBWA First Team All-America
2012 WBCA Honorable Mention All-America
2012 Associated Press Second Team All-America
2012 Big Ten Player of the Year (media and coaches)
2012 First Team All-Big Ten
2011 Second Team (media) and Third Team (coaches) All-Big Ten
2010 First Team All-Big Ten
2010 WBCA Honorable Mention All-America
2010 WBCA and Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America
2010 2011 Big Ten All-Tournament Team
2010 co-MVP Preseason WNIT
2009 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, All-Freshman Team
2009 Second Team All-Big Ten (media), honorable mention (coaches)
2009 NCAA Berkeley Regional All-Tournament Team
2011 NCAA Dayton Regional All-Tournament Team

2011-12 - SENIOR
USBWA First Team All-America selection ... WBCA honorable mention All-America ... Big Ten player of the year by both the coaches and media ... unanimous first team all-Big Ten selection ... became the Big Ten's all-time assists leader (901) March 1 in win over Michigan at the Big Ten tournament ... finished her career fourth on Ohio State's career scoring list (2,010), the fourth Buckeye to surpass 2,000 points ... became just the second D-I player to record 2,000 points and 900 assists in a career ... Lieberman, Wooden, Wade and Naismith Award finalist ... finished her career tied for third at Ohio State in games played (133), fourth in free throws made (442), sixth in 3-point field goals (190) and steals (247) and seventh in FGs made (689) ... led the Big Ten in scoring (22.5 ppg) in Big Ten games ... set an Ohio State single-game record with 42 points in the win over Minnesota Feb. 23 on senior night, breaking Katie Smith's record of 40 set back in 1994; hit a career high 7 3FGs and 15 FGs overall ... ranked first in the Big Ten and 10th nationally in assists (6.3) ... also ranked among the Big Ten leaders in assist-turnover ratio, FT percentage, 3FGs and steals ... played all 40 minutes 15 times ... recorded 14 games with at least 20 points, including three 30-point, one 40-point and four 10+ assist efforts ... four double-doubles on the season and 20 for her career ... Big Ten POW Nov. 28, Jan. 24, Feb. 7 and Feb. 28 ... scored 34 points in the win over Wisconsin Feb. 6, including four 3FGs, five assists and four steals ... had 30 points and seven assists in the win over Iowa Jan. 2 ... scored 28 and had 6 assists in the win over Illinois, including three 3FGs ... 26 points, including a game-clinching 3-pointer with under a minute to play, in the win over No. 16 Purdue ... 12 points, 11 assists in the win at Wisconsin ... 28 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists vs. No. 20 LSU ... 25 points, 11 assists and zero turnovers vs. Stony Brook Nov. 25 ... 11 points and 11 assists vs. Florida State Nov. 30.

2010-11 - JUNIOR
Second team (media) and third team (coaches) all-Big Ten selection ... Big Ten all-tournament team ... NCAA Dayton Regional all-tournament team ... second on the team with 14.5 points per game ... Big Ten leader and ranked third in the NCAA with 6.9 assists per game ... became Ohio State's all-time assists leader (707) ... Lieberman Award finalist ... had 101 assists in her last 13 games (7.7) ... had at least 7 assists in 18 games with Ohio State going 15-3 in those games ... team-high 22 points and 7 assists in the Dayton Regional vs. No. 1 seed Tennessee ... double-double with 19 points and 10 assists in NCAA win over UCF ... 16 and 8 in the NCAA win over Georgia Tech ... recorded 23 points and nine assists in the Big Ten tournament final win over Penn State ... season-high 25 points vs. Michigan Jan. 27, tying a career-high with five 3FGs ... triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Northwestern ... followed that with 12 points and 12 assists vs. Purdue Feb. 10 ... total of seven double-doubles on the season ... had 21 points and 11 assists in the win over No. 23 Penn State ... only Buckeye to record 1,000 points and 700 assists ... scored 23 points in the win over Indiana Jan. 5 ... 22 points off the bench vs. Duquesne Dec. 28 and again in the loss at No. 21 Iowa ... 18 points and 8 assists against ETSU Nov. 22 ... double-double with 15 points and a career-high 15 assists in the win over No. 11 Oklahoma ... another double-double with 21 points and 11 assists against UNCW.

2009-10 - SOPHOMORE
Unanimous First Team All-Big Ten selection ... was one of eight finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, given to the nation's most outstanding point guard ... State Farm/WBCA honorable mention All-America ... Associated Press honorable mention All-America ... set an Ohio State single-season record with 289 assists ... Big Ten leader and second nationally with 8.0 assists per game ... ranked third in the Big Ten with 18.2 ppg in conference play, 16.3 ppg overall ... Big Ten all-tournament team ... scored 29 points in the semifinal win over Wisconsin ... had 10 games with 20 or more points ... just the second Division I player since 1999-2000 to average at least 16.0 points and 8.0 assists per game ... made a school-record 48 straight free throws ... was 12-of-12 from the line in the win at Minnesota and 11-of-11 March 6 against the Badgers ... shot .810 percent from the FT line overall (132-163) ... shot .427 percent from the field after shooting .340 percent as a freshman ... had at least eight assists in 20 games and had 10 games with 10 or mroe assists ... set an Ohio State NCAA tournament record with 13 assists in the first round win over St. Francis, Pa. ... career-high 32 points in the win at No. 19 Michigan State, earning Big Ten POW honors ... had 26 points on a career-high five 3-pointers and dished out 12 assists in the win at Penn State, earning her fourth Big Ten POW honor of the season ... recorded her first career double-double in the win over WVU with 14 points and 12 assists ... nine double-doubles on the season ... earned her second consecutive Big Ten player of the Week honor and her third of the season after leading Ohio State to wins over Illinois and Indiana, averaged 23.5 points, 5.0 assists, 4.0 steals and 2.0 rebounds per game ... career-high 14 assists in win over No. 15 California, named to Buckeye Classic all-tournament team ... Big Ten co-player of the week Nov. 23 ... scored 22 points and had nine assists in WNIT championship game ... named co-MVP of the WNIT ... WBCA All-Region 6.

2008-09 - FRESHMAN
Made an immediate impact in her rookie season ... started all 35 games ... voted the Big Ten freshman of the year ... a second team All-Big Ten (media) and honorable mention (coaches) selection ... was one of 13 finalists nationwide for the Nancy Lieberman Award, given to the nation's most outstanding point guard ... named to the NCAA Berkeley Regional All-Tournament team ... led all Big Ten freshmen in scoring (10.2 ppg), assists (5.8) and steals (1.9) ... her 5.8 assists per game was good for 15th in Division I ... had 19 games with six or more assists ... set an Ohio State record for assists by a freshman (203) ... was third on the team with 36 3-pointers and second in minutes played, logging 1,171 minutes (33.5 per game) ... scored a career-high 23 points and dished out seven assists in her first NCAA tournament game against Sacred Heart ... had 19 points on in the NCAA Regional loss to Final Four-bound Stanford ... shot 78 percent (96-of-123) from the free throw line during the season ... scored a season-high 13 assists in the nine-point loss to then-No. 2 North Carolina Dec. 3 ... had nine assists on three different occasions ... scored 18 points and hit four 3-pointers in the win over Northwestern Feb. 15 ... had 13 points, six assists -- all in the second half -- and hit 6-of-7 from the FT line in the win at Purdue Jan. 25 ... had 16 points, four assists and went 9-of-9 from the FT line vs. Minnesota Jan. 15 ... scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half vs. Syracuse Nov. 19 ... also had 17 in the comeback win against Dayton ... named to the Buckeye Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 15.0 points, 4.0 assists and connecting on four 3FG's in the two wins ... scored 14 points and dished out four assists in her first collegiate game against Butler Nov. 14.

INTERNATIONAL
Member of the 2009 USA U19 National Team competing in Thailand, helped the U.S. to an 8-1 record and a gold medal ... averaged 10.7 points, 3.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game ... scored 21 points in the gold medal game win over Spain ... started all nine games and established a USA record for most assists in a U19 Championship (34) ... Named to the 2008 USA Women's U18 National Team June 12, 2008 ... averaged 6.2 points, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals as Team USA went 5-0 at the FIBA Americas Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina ... averaged 9.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.6 apg and 2.8 spg to help the USA White Team to a 5-0 record and gold medal at the 2007 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... among all 2007 Festival participants, Prahalis ranked first in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.53), second in assists (23), tied for fifth in steals (14) and tied for ninth in 3-pointers made (4).

COMMACK HIGH SCHOOL
2008 McDonald's All-American ... Selected to the 2008 Parade Magazine All-America second team ... 2008 Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-American ... 2007 and 2008 Long Island Player of the Year ... named to the New York State Sports Writers Association All-State first team in 2007 and 2008, fourth team in 2006 and eighth team in 2005 as a freshman ... finished her career with 2,372 points ... Gatorade Player of the Year in New York ... Averaged 30.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 7.9 assists and 7.2 steals her senior season as Commack High School finished 18-3 ... Scored 33 points in the Suffolk County Class AA championship game ... Averaged 23.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 5.2 steals as a junior, leading Commack High School to a 19-4 record and a 12-0 mark in conference play ... Ranked the 12th-best prospect in the country by All-Star Girls Report and the sixth-best point guard by HoopGurlz.com ... 25th-best prospect by Blue Star Basketball ... A six-year varsity starter ... second-team all-state selection by the New York State Sportswriters Association in 2007 and fourth team in 2006 ... an adidas Top 10 All-Star in 2006 ... started for Commack in the seventh grade, earning league rookie of the year honors and all-league honors five-consecutive years ... a four-time all-county selection ... as a freshman she was a New York Newsday second-team all-Long Island selection, which comprises of two counties, Nassau and Suffolk, and two sections of the NYSPHSAA ... a three-time LIAF Metro Classic participant and the 2007-08 Most Valuable Player ... Newsday first-team all-Long Island selection as a sophomore and junior ... Madison Square Garden Network High School Weekly All-Metro Team (includes NYC, Long Island, Northern New Jersey, Southwestern Connecticut and downstate New York) ... member of Exodus AAU team ... Nike Skills Development Camp participant ... dubbed "The Show" by Glenn Nelson, publisher of HoopGurlz.com.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Kim and John Prahalis ... has two siblings, Mallory and Mike ... majoring in criminology.

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