Sam Busby
Sam  Busby

La Jolla, Calif.

High School:
La Jolla HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175



CAREER: Scored a total of 20 goals in four seasons with the Waves.

PEPPERDINE 2009: Scored seven goals as a senior ... Goals came in seven different games ... Scored three goals at the Triton Invitational ... Had a streak of three consecutive games with a goal ... Scored a goal against Pacific at the MPSF Tournament.

PEPPERDINE 2008: Added three goals in 23 games as a junior ... Scored his goals against Long Beach State, Redlands and UC Davis.

PEPPERDINE 2007: Scored three goals as a sophomore ... Scored two goals against Cal Lutheran and one in the next game against California Baptist.

PEPPERDINE 2006: Had a strong freshman season and finished with seven goals ... Scored his first collegiate goal vs. Loyola Marymount ... Scored goals in both games against California.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from La Jolla (Calif.) High School in 2006 ... Also attended Westview High School in Portland, Ore., from 2002-05 ... Played four years of varsity water polo as well as swimming ... Helped lead Westview to three consecutive Metro League championships as well as an Oregon state title ... Was a three-time all-state second team selection in Oregon (2002-03) ... Teammates with former Wave Matt Lee ... In swimming, was a three-time state qualifier in the 200 IM ... At La Jolla High, he was the 2006 CIF runner-up in the 200 free and 200 IM ... Was part of the 2006 CIF champion in the 4x200 and 4x400 free relays as well as a two-time All-American ... Earned an all-academic award.

PERSONAL: Born in Minneapolis, Minn. ... Son of David and Janet Busby ... Sister of Elizabeth ... Father and uncle, Tim, both played Division I ice hockey in Minnesota ... Majoring in business administration and financial accounting ... Lists his most thrilling sports moments as scoring his first NCAA goal and watching Boise State upset Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl ... Chose Pepperdine for "the beautiful location, the great team achievements and the fact that it's a solid private institution."

FAVORITES: Enjoys skydiving ... Favorite sports hero is Lance Armstrong because of "his perseverance" ... Favorite movie is Casino ... Favorite television show is Cops ... Favorite book is Survivor ... Loves water polo because "it's the hardest, fastest, most physical sport in the world with unlimited contact and no protection."

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