Lady Monarchs seventh overall
As given by the Norfolk Sports Club as ODU's top senior athlete
Five Medal Winners
Five named medal winners
Five named medal winners
Monarch Media catches-up with Old Dominion's head women's golf coach, Carol Robertson and senior golfer, Samantha Morrell.
2012-13:Captured medalist title at Bison Invitational...Became ODU's first C-USA Golfer of the Week honors...Took fourth at JMU Tournament...Second at Xavier Tournament...Fifth at Campbell tournament... 2011-12:First team All-CAA selection.... Five top 10 finishes...7th at CAA Championships and Hoya Classic...Morrell placed fourth at the Campbell Fall Classic....Named Co-CAA Golfer of the Week on Oct. 12 after winning the East Carolina Lady Pirate Classic...74.7 fall stroke average...74.8 overall stroke average... 2010-11: Second Team All-CAA...Repeated as champion at the Ocean State Women's Golf Championship...Team best 76.1 stroke average...(75.3 stroke average in the Fall....Finished fourth at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate. Sixth at Tina Barrett...Tied for 11th at CAA Championships...Tied for 21st place in the Barefoot at the Beach Invitational...CAA Golfer of the Week on March 23rd and Oct. 13th...Finished seventh at the NEWGA in Kensington, CT. Morrell placed second at the Great Smokies Tournament and was named CAA Golfer of the Week on Sept. 2nd...Her 141 is a new school mark for 36 holes... 2009-10: Became ODU's first Women's golf CAA Rookie of the Year....Won the New Englands Women's Golf Championship with a 222...All-CAA second team selection..Advanced to match play at the US Women's Amateur Public Links Championships at Notre Dame...Twice named CAA Golfer of the Week. Tied for second at Sea Trail, and C&F Bank...Tied for third at Pinehurst Challenge, and seventh at Spider Invitational...Placed 13th at the CAA Championships...Ranked 13th among CAA players by Golfstat...Her Fall (74.4) and Spring (77.8) scoring marks are both new school records....76.1 stroke average...Dean's List student in Fall of 2009... CAREER:Samantha Morrell is a three-time Rhode Island Interscholastic League Girls state Champion...Four-time All-State Selection...37.2 scoring average which is the second lowest state wide among boys and girls. In 2008 she was first team All-State Girls Champion, First Team All-State Boys Tournament with a fourth place finish, and Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) second team All-American.
In national tournaments she won the FCWT New England Open at Newport National and lost in a playoff at the FCWT Red Tail Open. In regional tournaments, Morrell won the Junior tri-State Matches at Hop Meadow in Connecticut, took second at the New England Regional High School Championship with a 71, lost in a playoff at the US Challenge Cup World Series of Junior Golf at Triggs, RI., took second at Westfield Regional.
Morrell is a member of the National Honor Society and earned Principal's honors for all four quarters. She enjoys foreign languages and received awards in both Spanish and French for 90-plus average all year. She also plays the piano and enjoys the classics. PERSONAL:Full Name: Samantha Helene Morrell...Parents: Francesca and Dennis Morrell...Plans to Major in: Communnications with a minor in spanish ...Nickname:Sam...Favorite Sports Personality: Derek Jeter...Most Impressive Person ever met: Annika Sorenstam...Favorite Book Read:"A Prayer for Owen Meaney" by John Irving... Dream Vacation: Australia...Person in history would most like to meet: Amelia Earhart...Favorite Movie: Good Fellas...