One of the greatest power hitters in program history, Sam Marder helped to rewrite the Ohio State record books from 2007-10.
The first three-time All-American in program history, Marder finished her career at Ohio State after setting both the single-season and career records for home runs (19 and 61, respectively). The 2010 Ohio Sate Female Athlete of the Year from Calabasas, Calif., had a .384 career batting average, .778 slugging percentage and .571 on-base percentage, all career records. She also holds the record for RBI (191), total bases (438) and walks (232). A four-time Ohio State Scholar Athlete, Marder’s walk total ranks No. 5 all-time in NCAA Division I history, while she is also 26th in career home runs and her slugging percentage is the 15th-higest.
During her junior year in 2009, Marder led the nation with a school-record 67 walks – including 18 intentional. Behind the plate, she threw out 16-of-21 base-runners, including two during the NCAA Tournament. Led by Marder, the 2009 Buckeyes went 47-11 and advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals.
As a sophomore, Marder was an at-large selection to the Third Team All-America list after leading the nation in on-base percentage (.633) and walks per game (1.07, 60 total) while ranking second in batting average (.475) and eighth in slugging percentage (.842). Marder also ranked among the national leaders in RBI (25th, .96 per game) and home runs (14).
Marder was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016. She is currently an assistant coach at the University of Oregon.