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#3 Sam Russ

Sam Russ - Softball - Clemson University Athletics

Career Stats | 2022 Stats


  • CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-America
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District selection
  • ACC All-Academic
  • Leads the ACC with a program-record 29 stolen bases
  • Tied the single-game Clemson record with three stolen bases in the NCAA Regional game against UNCW
  • Holds a .274 average off 46 hits with seven doubles, five triples and three home runs
  • Hit three triples in the first five games of the 2022 season
  • Has scored 30 runs this season with 14 RBIs
  • Had four hits and three RBIs in the ACC Softball Tournament, including two hits and a home run in the championship game against Florida State
  • Went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored against LIU
  • Went 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored in series opener at UNC
  • Tallied two hits, two RBIs and a run scored in series finale at Pittsburgh

Before Clemson:
Russ spent the previous four seasons at NC State as an outfielder.
Second Team All-ACC (2019)
Third Team All-ACC (2021)
ACC All-Tournament Team (2019)
Two-Time Academic All-ACC
Four-Time ACC Honor Roll

NC State’s all-time record for career stolen bases (103) and owns the single season record for stolen bases (32)
Upon concluding her tenure at NC State, Russ is currently fifth in career batting average (.319) and third in career on-base percentage (.426) in Wolfpack program history.

In 2021: Russ started in all 51 games in the outfield for the Wolfpack and hit .308 with eight home runs, five doubles and 27 RBIs.
In 2020: Russ hit .378 with three doubles, two home runs and 10 RBIs in 25 games before COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the remainder of the 2020 season.
In 2019: Russ hit .326 with five home runs, five triples, seven doubles and 13 RBIs. During her freshman campaign in 2018, she hit .275 and notched two doubles in 47 appearances, including 40 games started. As a freshman, Russ led the team in on-base percentage (.394) and scored 19 runs, which was the third-most among the team. She was also successful on all 17 stolen base attempts, good for first on the team.

Her dad, Frank Russ, played baseball at Clemson as an infielder from 1980-83. Frank Russ was a four-year starter and a Second Team All-ACC selection in 1983.