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Spencer Sansom

OF

Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Hometown Clovis, Calif.
  • Last School Buchanan
  • Position Outfield
  • Height 5-7
  • B/T L/R

CAREER HONORS
• Academic All-Big Ten (2018, 19)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2018)
• Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2017, 18)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete

AS A JUNIOR (2019)
• Appeared in 44 games, making 11 starts
• Drove in seven runs and connected on six hits
• Stole two bases and recorded 16 putouts
• Had her first hit of the season against New Mexico State (2/24)
• Made her first start against Seattle (3/9)
• Scored a run vs. NIU (3/10)
• Recorded a hit and stolen base as a pinch hitter at Portland State (3/12)
• Had a career night at Michigan State with two hits, two runs and a double (4/19)
• Drove in the first run of her career vs. the Spartans (4/21)

AS A SOPHOMORE (2018)
• Started 11 of 29 games
• Recorded the first run of her career vs. Northern Illinois (2/10)
• Had her first career hit vs. Louisville (2/17)
• Scored a run vs. Penn State (4/11) and Michigan State (4/21) as a pinch runner
• Earned the start in right field over four straight games (5/6-5/19)

AS A FRESHMAN (2017)
• Had her first career at-bat vs. Delaware State (3/11)
• Made a pinch-hit appearance against Wright State (3/29)
• Drew a walk as a pinch hitter in series finale vs. Rutgers (4/2)

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• NFCA third team All-American and first team All-Region
• NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete
• As a senior, hit .398 with 10 home runs, and 44 RBI and helped Buchanan (26-5) win its first Central Section District 1 title since 2009
• Broke the Clovis Unified single-season home run record (10), a mark that had stood for 20 years
• Had four hits and six RBI in a 16-3 win over Clovis West
• Played club ball for the Central California Dirt Dogs
• Member of the 2014 squad that placed third at the prestigious PFG Platinum Nationals

PERSONAL
• Daughter of Brandy Sansom
• Earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Scholastic Federation and participates in Kid’s Day, an annual fundraiser for Valley Children’s Hospital