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#44 Karlie Samuelson
Position: Guard
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School: Mater Dei
Major: Human Biology
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Career Accolades | Career Statistics and Single-Game Highs

  • 2015-16 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention (Coaches)
  • 2015-16 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
  • 2014-15 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
  • 2013-14 Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention

As a Junior (2015-16) | Game-by-Game Stats

  • All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention (Coaches)
  • Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
  • Team captain
  • Started all 35 games and averaged 9.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 30.4 minutes
  • Shot 45.5 percent from the floor (107-of-235), 47.3 percent from 3-point range (80-of-169) and 90.9 percent at the line (50-of-55)
  • Third in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage (.473)
  • Second in Stanford single-season history in 3-point field goal percentage behind Jennifer Azzi (.495; 1988-89)
  • Ninth in Stanford single-season history in 3-point makes (80)
  • Led the team with a 1.93 assist-to-turnover ratio, a number which improved to 2.21 in conference play
  • Made at least three 3-pointers in a game 14 times, four eight times and five twice
  • Sixteen of her 30 career games in double figures scoring came in Stanford’s final 26 outings
  • Averaged 8.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 18 Pac-12 games
  • In four NCAA Tournament games, averaged 13.0 points on 48.5 percent shooting, including 60.9 percent (14-of-23) from deep
  • In the last 21 games of the season went 52-of-100 on 3-pointers (.520)
  • Went 5-of-6 from behind the arc as part of a season-high 20-point effort in Stanford's Sweet 16 upset of top-seeded Notre Dame (3/25)
  • Handed out a season-high five assists against Oregon (2/28)
  • Notched the first double-double of her career and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds in a win over No. 7 Oregon State (2/26)
  • Hit four 3-pointers against No. 9 Arizona State (2/14), scoring 14 on 4-of-8 shooting from deep
  • Gave Stanford its first lead (55-54) with 26 seconds left with a 3-pointer from the wing in the overtime loss to the Sun Devils
  • Scored a team-high 15 points to go with six rebounds in a win over Cal (2/2)
  • Scored 14 points and made four 3-pointers at USC (1/22)
  • Scored a game-high 18 on 4-of-5 shooting from deep in a win at Oregon (1/15)
  • Averaged 12.0 points on 53.8 percent shooting, including 57.1 percent from behind the arc in Pac-12 home wins over Utah (1/8) and Colorado (1/10)
  • Set a career best with three steals at No. 14 Arizona State (1/4)
  • Hit double figures in scoring with 10 in a win over Chattanooga (12/28) to go along with four assists
  • Drained four 3-pointers against No. 22 George Washington (11/21), five against Missouri State (11/27)
  • Iced the win over Dayton (11/28) by nailing a 3-pointer with 27 seconds left to put Stanford up six

As a Sophomore (2014-15) | Game-by-Game Stats

  • Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
  • Appeared in 29 games and started 16
  • Missed the season's final seven games after sustaining a broken right pinky at Oregon State (2/26)
  • Tied for fourth on the team in scoring (6.4) and finished fifth in assists (28)
  • Shot 39.8 percent from behind the arc (41-of-103) and 43.0 percent overall (65-of-151)
  • Made four or more 3-pointers for the third time as part of a 14-point effort against UCLA (2/15)
  • Scored in double figures for the second straight game when she had 10 against Washington (2/2)
  • Grabbed five rebounds for the third straight game in a win over Washington State (1/31) to go along with 10 points and two steals
  • Scored in double figures for the third time with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from deep in a win over Arizona (1/16)
  • Posted nonconference averages of 8.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 25.2 minutes per game, shooting 48.0 percent from the floor and 45.3 percent from behind the arc
  • Reached double figures in scoring for the second time when she put in 11 on 3-of-4 shooting from deep against UCSB (12/28)
  • Led Stanford in assists for the second time in her career with four against Santa Clara (12/14)
  • Made multiple 3-pointers in each game of the Rainbow Wahine Shootout
  • Led Stanford with a personal-best 23 points at New Mexico (11/24), setting career highs in both field goals made (8) and 3-point field goals made (6)
  • Played 40 minutes in the win over Connecticut (11/17) and was a major defensive force in holding Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis to just 3-of-11 shooting
  • Scored eight points on 3-of-4 shooting, including a pair of 3-pointers, in the season opener against Boston College (11/14)

As a Freshman (2013-14) | Game-by-Game Stats

  • Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention
  • Started two games over her 32 appearances, at Texas (11/23) and at USC (2/21)
  • Missed five games due to injury
  • Averaged 5.1 points, shot 40.4 percent overall (46-of-114) and 34.8 pecent from deep (32-of-92)
  • Hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored six points to go with three assists against Cal Poly (11/15)
  • Scored eight points, had six assists and four rebounds against UC Davis (11/17)
  • Scored six points, grabbed two rebounds and handed out two assists at Texas (11/23)
  • Went for eight points against South Dakota State (11/28)
  • Had a career day at Colorado, scoring 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting from behind the arc (1/12)
  • Scored 16 points on 6-for-10 shooting, including four 3-pointers at Arizona (1/17)
  • Had 11 points at Arizona State (1/20)
  • Hit a pair of triples and scored 10 points against USC (1/27)
  • Scored 14 points and added three rebounds and two assists against California (1/30)
  • Scored 16 points and went 7-for-7 from the line in win at California (2/2)
  • Scored five points and corralled six rebounds at Washington (2/9)
  • Went 5-for-5 at the line and scored eight points in a win over Washington (2/27)
  • Saw action in all five NCAA Tournament games
  • Passed out three assists against South Dakota (3/22)

USA Basketball

  • Participated in camps for the FIBA U16 Americas Championship and FIBA U17 World Championship teams

Prior to Stanford

  • A 2013 graduate of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif.
  • Played three years of basketball at Edison High before transferring to Mater Dei for her senior year
  • Helped lead Mater Dei to CIF Southern California Open Division title game and Trinity League title in 2013
  • Named a WBCA All-American and was a McDonald’s All-America and California Gatorade Player of the Year nominee
  • Selected to the All-CIF Southern Section Division I First Team and was Trinity League MVP as a senior
  • Named to both the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times Dream Teams in 2012 and 2013
  • Helped Edison to the 2011 CIF state title
  • Missed the entire 2012 postseason and part of the regular season due to injury and illness
  • Named Sunset League co-MVP in 2011
  • Was named to the All-CIF Southern Section Division II-AA Second Team as a freshman
  • Helped Edison to three Sunset League titles from 2010-12
  • Played club ball for Swish
  • Helped team to the 2011 Music City title as well as several USJN titles between 2009-12


  • Born in Fullerton, Calif.
  • Parents are Jon and Karen Samuelson
  • Has two sisters, Bonnie and Katie Lou
  • Father played college ball at Cal State Fullerton and professional basketball in Europe
  • Mother played for England National Netball Team
  • Older sister Bonnie is a 2015 Stanford graduate and one of the best 3-point shooters in Cardinal history
  • Younger sister Katie Lou plays collegiately at Connecticut