Samantha Adams has been an integral part of the resurgence of Texas Tech Lady Raider Tennis since her arrival in 2010. She is a multiple All-Conference honoree, Academic All-Conference recipient, as well as been named the 2011 ITA Texas Region Rookie of the Year and the 2012 ITA Texas Region Player to Watch.
2012-2013 (JUNIOR): Helped lead Texas Tech to its second straight Big 12 Conference title ... currently ranked No. 80 in singles and teamed with Kenna Kilgo for a No. 16 doubles mark ... named All-Big 12 in singles ... just the third Lady Raider to be named All-Big 12 singles twice ... named All-Big 12 in doubles ... became first Lady Raider to win All-Big 12 doubles honors for three straight years ... earned a piece of the Big 12 Conference No. 1 Doubles position title for the second consecutive year ... named Academic All-Big 12 for the second straight year ... Adams and Kilgo have earned a second straight invitation to the NCAA Individual Doubles Championship ... first Texas Tech tandem to earn two individual appearances at the NCAA Championships ... Adams and Kilgo are currently 21-8 overall and 18-5 in dual matches ... in singles, has moved into the No. 1 singles spot this season, where she is 16-19 overall and 9-16 in dual matches ... was ranked as high as No. 49 during the season ... ranked in the ITA Top 125 singles rankings for 31 of 36 matches this season ... ranked as high as No. 6 in doubles this season ... ranking in the ITA Top 90 doubles rankings in 20 of 29 matches this season.
2011-2012 (SOPHOMORE): Helped lead Texas Tech to its first-ever Big 12 title ... was named the 2012 ITA Texas Region Player to Watch ... named All-Big 12 singles ... named All-Big 12 doubles ... won the Big 12 Conference No. 1 Doubles position title with a 7-1 record ... named first team Academic All-Big 12 ... teamed with Kenna Kilgo to become the first doubles tandem from Texas Tech to be selected to the NCAA Individual Doubles Championships since 1988 ... went 21-15 overall and 4-5 in Big 12 play, playing primarily No. 2 singles ... teamed with Kenna Kilgo to go 25-9 overall and 7-1 in league action.
2010-2011 (FRESHMAN): Was named the ITA Texas Region Rookie of the Year ... Named All-Big 12 doubles with teammate Kelsy Garland ... finished 25-12 overall and 7-4 in conference as the No. 2 singles player ... 7-4 in conference with Kelsy Garland at No. 1 doubles with an overall record of 21-13 ... finished the fall 8-5 in singles and 7-5 in doubles with Kelsy Garland.
PRIOR TO TEXAS TECH: Graduated from New Braunfels High School in May 2010 ... played for David Mueller at New Braunfels ... also worked with Jimmy Brown of Newks Academy ... helped lead her team to the 2008, 2009, and 2010 State Team Tennis championships ... claimed the 2010 UIL 5A State Championship mixed-doubles title for the Unicorns with her brother, Harrison ... second in state girls doubles with sister in 2008 and 2009 ... the New Braunfels High School graduate was ranked fourth in Texas and was listed 45th nationally ... presented the Mary Lowdon Award by the USTA Texas Awards Committee at the Texas Summer Grand Slam event ... named a five-star recruit by Tennis Recruiting Network ... teamed with Texas Tech's Kelsy Garland to win the 2010 ITA Summer Circuit doubles title held July 9-12 in Abilene, Texas.
PERSONAL: Born on March 23, 1992 in San Antonio, Texas ... parents are Donald and Cynthia Adams ... has three brothers (Henson, Harrison, and Henry) and two sisters, (Alex and Sarah Eleanor) ... father played tennis at Texas Tech ... mom played tennis at Oklahoma Christian University ... hobbies include sand volleyball, listening to music and watching movies with friends ... majoring in English.