Athletic Hall of Fame adds seven in 2011 - Simona Samuelson
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Simona Samuelson ’92
Samuelson played on three straight NCAA Division II North Central Region Basketball Tournament teams during her career that lasted from 1987-91. The Huskies won the 1989 NCC title and advanced to the NCAA Division II Quarterfinal round. Samuelson was a two-time All-NCC team choice including first team honors in 1990. In 1991 she earned Kodak Honorable Mention All-American honors. Samuelson led the NCC in blocked shots in 1989, 1990 and 1991 and in 1991 had an NCC record-setting 50 blocks, a record that stood until 1995. She also set an NCC record for best field goal percentage for a sophomore in 1989 with a .641 (66-103) mark. During her career she set a school record for most blocks in a game with 10, a record she still holds, and most blocked shots in a career with 285. She scored 1,291 career points, which ranks 17th all-time at St. Cloud State, and is 12th all-time with 680 rebounds. She still ranks among the top players in field goal percentage, free throws made and free throw attempts. In 1992 she competed on the track and field team winning the NCC outdoor championships in the discus and the shot put. She earned All- American honors in both events placing second at the NCAA Championships in the discus and eighth in the shot put.