2008: A National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Louisville Slugger All-Mid Atlantic Region second team selection, Sam Card was also named to the All-Big East first team and the ECAC Softball All-Star second team...holds the single-season batting average record (.390)...tied for best single-season RBI total (44)...went 3-for-4 at bat with one run, RBI and a stolen base against Texas-Arlington in the FIU Tournament...scored the winning run of the Virginia Tech game after advancing to first base on a single to right field...caught two defenders attempting to steal against Morehead State in the Longwood Leadoff Classic...smacked her first homerun of the season against Western Kentucky...went 3-for-3 with four runs, RBI and six putouts against Rutgers...was 2-for-3 with two homers and six RBI in the Youngstown State contest...recorded a double, triple, two RBI, two runs, four stolen bases and was walked four times in the Louisville doubleheader...went a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs, two RBI and a home run in the second Seton Hall game...tallied a career-high 12 home runs on the year and ranks second overall on the single-season list...was intentionally walked, which led to scoring the winning run against No. 23 DePaul...called the no-hitter against Connecticut...led the team with a .679 slugging percentage, stole 19 bases and started all 55 games played in.
2007: Card started all 58 games at first base...tallied a team-high six home runs...posted 23 RBI...led the team with 395 putouts and a .990 fielding percentage...stole 10 bases on the year...was 2-for-4 in the first Prairie View A&M contest and recorded two RBI...went 2-for-3 in one game against College of Charleston...posted a season-high nine putouts against both Central Florida and South Carolina...blasted her first home run as a Panther, recorded three RBI and four putouts in the Winthrop win...tallied a sacrifice fly to allow the Panthers to score in their win against St. Francis...recorded the first hit of the game against USF with a lead-off double to right center field...drove in two runs and scored another in the Seton Hall victory...hit her team-leading sixth home run as the leadoff batter in the second inning against Robert Morris.
AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY: Card started all 50 games as a freshman...recorded 23 RBI and a .362 slugging percentage in 138 at-bats...posted 37 hits and 16 runs on the season...ranked third in the Sun Belt Conference in doubles for the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Card was a four-time member of the 4A all-county first team...earned two Player of the Week awards from the Miami Herald...named to the 2003 all-state team...member of the 2005 ASA Gold National Champion Virginia Shamrocks squad...three-time Who's Who in High School Sports...2005 Athlete of the Year...member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born March 5, 1987...daughter of James and Marie Card...has one sister, Jenny, who played softball at Rutgers...majoring in chemistry.
Panthers Defeat Ohio Dominican, Akron on the Road
Panthers Travel to Akron for More Fall Action
Pitt Welcomes Saint Francis (PA) for Exhibition Play
Pitt Sweeps Slippery Rock in Exhibition Play
Pitt Opens Fall Exhibition Schedule with Slippery Rock
Softball Announces Fall Competition Schedule