2011-12 - Junior
Named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media ... Averaged team-high 8.4 rebounds along with 7.9 points, 1.4 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals ... Only player to start all 34 games ... Led the team in rebounding, was fourth in scoring and assists, second in blocked shots and third in field goal percentage ... Shot .475 from the field (113-of-238) and .638 (44-of-69) from the free throw line ... Improved season free throw percentage by 22.9% from her sophomore year ... Led team in rebounding 25 times and had 13 games with double-figure rebounds ... Recorded four double-doubles on the season, bringing career total to five ... Scored career-high 21 points vs. Illinois and tied season-high with 13 rebounds .. Tied career high with five assists against Chicago State ... Recorded career-high four steals in win over #4 Texas A&M ... Played career-high 38 minutes in overtime win against Kansas State ... Tied career high with four blocks against IUPUI.
2010-11 - Sophomore
Averaged 3.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 12.9 minutes per game ... Scored a career-high 18 points vs. Austin Peay, making 8 of 9 shots from the field; also pulled down game-high nine rebounds, had two assists, two blocks and two steals ... Made first start of the season and second of her career against No. 22 Maryland; started three games on the year ... Recorded season-high 10 rebounds vs. Western Illinois - five offensive and five defensive - in 14 minutes of play ... Tied season high with 10 rebounds at Michigan.
2009-10 - Freshman
Played in every game and started one, at Iowa ... Led the team in rebounding at 5.0 boards per game ... The first freshman to lead team in rebounding since Shalicia Hurns in 2000-01, and the eighth in school history ... Team-high rebounder in 11 games ... Pulled down double-digit rebounds in four games, including grabbing 12 boards vs. Western Illinois in her collegiate debut ... Dished out season-high five assists vs. Western Illinois ... Recorded a double-double vs. Evansville by tallying season highs of 17 points and 14 rebounds ... Recorded 14 points on 6 of 10 shooting, grabbed seven boards and two steals vs. Ohio State ... Recorded season-high three blocks twice: vs. Evansville and vs. Penn State ... Grabbed game-high 13 rebounds vs. Penn St., including seven offensive boards; also recorded six points, two assists, three blocks and two steals while playing a season-high 31 minutes ... Scored eight points, including the first six in a critical 17-1 run at UC Riverside; also had 12 rebounds, two assists and two steals ... Hit first career three-pointer vs. Notre Dame and made three three-pointers on the season ... Averaged 5.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 17.6 minutes per game.
Stanley County High School Highlights
Averaged 22.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 3.2 steals and 3.6 blocks as a senior....Averaged 19.1 points, 12.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 3.5 blocks and 2.8 steals for her career...Set school records for points (1,581) and rebounds (1,075)...2009 South Dakota Miss Basketball ... Selected as South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year ... Named WBCA/Nike All-American and participated in WBCA/Nike All-Star Game in St. Louis ... Named McDonald's All-American nominee as a senior ... South Dakota class A Player of the Year as a senior ... Named all-conference as a sophomore, junior, and senior.
Full name is Samantha Marie Ostarello...Born July 24, 1991...Parents are Gary and Lenise Haag...Has an older brother, Daniel, an older sister, Carly Cunningham and a younger sister, Angela...Majoring in movement and sport sciences with a minor in forensics.
Was born in Pozzouli, Italy ... Three-time Class A high jump state champion (sophomore, junior and senior) ... Won state gold medal for high jump as a sophomore with the best jump for all class levels ... As a senior, set school and meet record at the Wood Dakota Relays for high jump at 5 feet, 9.75 inches ... Finished sixth at the state tournament in the triple jump as a junior ... Plays numerous musical instruments including the clarinet, tenor sax, drums and oboe ... All-state band contestant all four years, outstanding soloist for three years and selected to the Region VII Honor Band all four years ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Earned honor roll all four years...Member of the student council ... Active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Participated in numerous volunteer activities including city beautification projects, soup kitchens and confirmation groups ... High school jersey was placed in the "Ring of Honor" at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn.