Iowa Wesleyan College: Shepard is in her third year with the Tigers. Last season, Shepard was a part of the Tigers team that finished 4th at the USCAA National Softball Tournament. Shepard hit .246 in 24 games on the year, including three doubles and one triple. She also knocked in 11 runs on the season. She was also a USCAA Academic All-American last season.
High School: Shepard graduated from Bureau Valley High School (2011). She was a three sport athlete all four years, playing softball, volleyball, and basketball throughout her high school career. Shepard was the team captain of each sport her senior year. She was also a National Honor Society member.
Most Inspirational Person: “My mom has inspired me to take life as it comes and to give everything I have for what I want.”
Hobbies: Braiding hair, listening to music, taking pictures, and going on walks.
Sam was born on February 24, 1993. She is the daughter of Dave and Tracy Shepard. She has one brother (Sean). Sam is a Pre-Medical major with a Psychology minor at IWC.
|00||Sarah Voss||SR||OF||R/R||Marengo, IA||Iowa Valley|
|1||Kaitlyn Dirth||JR||C/IF||R/R||Burlington, IA||Burlington Notre Dame|
|3||Kelsie Bunnell||FR||OF||L/R||West Point, IA||Central Lee|
|5||Andrea Bury||JR||3B||R/R||East Peoria, IL||East Peoria|
|6||Jillian Leutscher||SR||P/UTIL||L/R||Belvidere, IL||Belvidere|
|7||Mikayla Dwyer||JR||1B||R/R||Puyallup, WA||Emerald|
|10||Haleigh Cowan||JR||OF||L/R||Mt. Pleasant, IA||Mt. Pleasant|
|11||Jessica Siggers||FR||OF||R/R||Morton, IL||Morton|
|12||Ashley Stube||SR||OF||R/R||Lemont, IL||Lemont|
|13||Stephanie Tillmann||FR||P||L/L||Plainfield, IL||Joliet Catholic Academy|
|14||Caitlin O'Neil||FR||C||R/R||Princeton, IA||North Scott|
|15||Kassie Vazquez||FR||OF||R/R||Ainsworth, IA||Highland|
|16||Trisha Meierotto||JR||OF||R/R||West Point, IA||Fort Madison Holy Trinity|
|17||Kristine Becks||JR||2B||L/R||St. Peters, MO||Incarnate Word|
|20||Skyler Rodgers||FR||P||R/R||St. Louis, MO||Pattonville|
|22||Samantha Shepard||JR||UTIL||R/R||Wyanet, IL||Bureau|