Samantha Camuso
Samantha Camuso

Player Profile

Redding, Calif.

High School:
Foothill HS





Camuso hit .190 (12-for-63) with two runs batted in, two doubles, five walks and three hit by pitches ... made 22 starts (4 at 2B, 17 at DP, 1 at 1B) ... went 4-for-16 (.250) at the Gainesville Regional with a run scored, an RBI and two walks ... had two hits, a walk and a run against Jacksonville on May 21 ... posted an RBI single at Florida on May 22 ... reached base in all three games against Arizona (May 6-8), going 3-for-6 (.500) with three walks and a double while starting her first three career contests at second base ... walked twice on May 6, had a double and a walk on May 7 and posted a pair of singles on May 8 ... had an RBI double on April 29 at Cal and also singled the next day ... made her season debut on April 6 against Loyola Marymount after undergoing hip surgery in December ... posted a single versus LMU and a pair of singles on April 8 against Stanford ... was hit by a pitch on April 21 and 23 against Washington ... named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team.

Had an outstanding NCAA Tournament that saw her hit .467 (14-for-30) with a team-best eight homers, 21 runs batted in and a 1.400 slugging percentage, to go with 11 runs scored and four doubles ... was named to the Women's College World Series All-Tournament Team, batting .375 (6-for-16) in Oklahoma City with three homers and seven RBI ... hit .326 on the season with 16 home runs and 53 RBI ... tied for 37th in the nation in home runs ... was third on the team with a .669 slugging percentage, tied for third in runs batted in, fourth in home runs and fifth in total bases (115) and walks (23) ... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a solo homer in the National Championship clinching game against Arizona on June 8 ... reached in all three plate appearances against Georgia (June 6) in the WCWS semifinals on a three-run homer, a walk and a hit by pitch ... launched a two-run homer against Hawai'i on June 4 and went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a pair of doubles in the WCWS opener versus Florida (June 3) ... hit home runs in each of the first five postseason games ... went 2-for-2 with a three-run homer and an RBI double in the tournament opener against Saint Mary's (May 21) ... hit a solo homer against San Diego State (May 22) and a two-run shot versus Fresno State (May 23) in the Regional Championship game ... went 3-for-3 with a solo homer and a two-run double in the first Super Regional contest against Louisiana-Lafayette (May 29) ... hit a grand slam in the Super Regional clincher on May 30 ... had 14 multiple-hit games and 13 multiple-RBI contests ... tied a season high with four runs batted in during the first game of a twinbill at UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 17), going 2-for-2 with a three-run homer, two runs scored and two walks ... hit a pair of long balls on Feb. 19 at the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament, going 2-for-2 with three RBI and two runs against Cal State Northridge, while hitting a three-run bomb against Cal Poly ... also homered twice on Feb. 26 at the Cathedral City Classic, going 2-for-2 with a solo bomb against Colorado State and 2-for-3 with a two-run shot versus Texas ... went 4-for-5 with three RBI and three runs at the San Diego Classic (March 5-6) in games against Fresno State and UTEP ... had three hits and scored twice in the first game of a doubleheader at CSU Bakersfield on March 21 ... also homered against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 13), Washington (April 2) and Stanford (April 23) ... ranked eighth among Pac-10 players in slugging, tied for eighth in homers and tied for 10th in total bases ... was named to the ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District Team and the Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team.

Missed the entire season after undergoing right shoulder surgery in January and earned a medical redshirt.

Was one of three Bruins to start all 60 games, making 58 starts in right field and two in left ... led the team with a .366 batting average, tied for third with four home runs and was fourth with 36 runs batted in ... was also second in slugging percentage (.549), tied for second with 16 doubles and a .434 on base percentage, third in total bases (96) and tied for first in triples (2) ... named second-team All-Pacific Region and All-Pac-10, and honored on the All-Pac-10 Freshman first team ... ranked fourth among All-Pac-10 players in batting average, tied for fifth in doubles and tied for 10th in hits ... set a UCLA single-game record with five runs scored against Santa Clara on Feb. 9 ... also went 4-for-4 with seven RBI and a home run against the Broncos ... collected her first collegiate RBI in the season opener against Nevada (Feb. 8) and belted her first career homer, a two-run shot, later that day against Oklahoma, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored ... went 5-for-10 (.500) with three runs and three RBI during the Regionals (May 16-18), hitting two home runs against Nevada (May 17 and 18) ... hit the go-ahead bomb in the sixth inning of the Regional-clinching game to lift the Bruins to a 4-3 victory ... went 2-for-3 with a run, a walk and a double in Game 1 of the Super Regionals against Georgia (May 24) ... earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on April 8 after going 6-for-13 (.462) with two RBI in wins over Washington, Stanford and California (twice) ... had 18 multiple-hit contests, which was third on the squad ... posted three-hit games against Cal State Bakersfield (Feb. 27), San Diego (Feb. 29) and Stanford (April 27), as well as 14 two-hit contests ... registered eight multiple-RBI games ... had an RBI in every game of the San Diego Classic (Feb. 29-March 2), finishing the weekend with seven runs batted in and a .533 average (8-for-15) ... recorded six game-winning RBI ... drove in the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth against San Diego State on March 1 and had a walk-off game winner on an RBI double against nationally-ranked Long Beach State on March 9 ... was a Top 25 finalist for the USA Softball Player of the Year award.

Camuso played four years of softball and two seasons of basketball at Foothill High School in Palo Cedro, Calif. ... named All-Eastern League first team each season and three-time all-section ... received Northern Section MVP and CalHi All-State underclassman team accolades her final two seasons ... earned Team MVP honors with the Cougars in 2006 and 2007 ... was named first-team All-American by NFCA as a junior and by EA Sports as a senior ... earned Foothill Scholar Athlete of the Year plaudits in 2007 ... helped FHS to the school's first softball section championship in her senior season ... hit .711 during her senior year, the third-best total in the state, with 57 runs scored, 10 home runs and a state-best 69 hits ... earned All-League honors in basketball in 2006 ... had the highest GPA in her graduating class and was an AP Scholar with Honors.

Born Samantha Ashley Camuso on Dec. 21, 1988 in San Jose, Calif. ... parents are Becky and Kenny Camuso ... has two younger sisters, Mandy, a senior infielder at Saint Mary's, and Mia ... father played baseball at De Anza Community College and grandfather Chuck was an NBA official and coaches high school baseball ... chose UCLA to be challenged both athletically and academically and to be part of a winning tradition ... favorite academic class is biology ... lists her biggest athletic highlight as making a verbal commitment to UCLA ... admires former Bruin Dot Richardson for her accomplishments both in softball and as an orthopedic surgeon ... favorites include the movie "Rudy", actor Adam Sandler, the band Rascal Flatts and eating Grammy Camuso's spaghetti ... hobbies include hitting with her dad ... majoring in psychobiology.

Samantha Camuso's Career Statistics


Samantha Camuso's Game Highs

AT-BATS6, vs. Stanford (4/8/11)
RUNS SCORED5, vs. Santa Clara (2/9/08)
HITS4, vs. Santa Clara (2/9/08)
RUNS BATTED IN7, vs. Santa Clara (2/9/08)
DOUBLES2, at San Diego (2/29/08)
2, vs. Florida (6/3/10)
TRIPLES1, Four Times (last vs. Arizona State, 4/9/10)
HOME RUNS1, 20 Times (last vs. Arizona, 6/8/10)
TOTAL BASES7, vs. Santa Clara (2/9/08)
7, vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (5/29/10)
WALKS2, Five Times (last vs. Arizona, 5/6/11)
SACRIFICE HITS1, vs. Long Beach State (3/9/08)
1, at California (4/25/08)
1, at CSU Bakersfield (3/21/10)
SACRIFICE FLIES1, at San Diego State (3/1/08)
1, vs. Georgia (2/14/10)
STOLEN BASES1, at San Diego (2/29/08)
HIT BY PITCHES1, 10 Times (last at Oregon, 5/12/11)