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Lambrigtsen signs letter of intent to play basketball at Loyola-Chicago

Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:24 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, June 5, 2014 2:05 p.m. CDT
Oregon High School senior Samantha Lambrigtsen gets a hug from her dad Boyd after signing a letter of intent to play basektball at Loyola-Chicago on May 8. Also pictured are Sam's mom, Wendy, and sister Olivia. Photo by Earleen Hinton

Samantha Lambrigtsen, Oregon High School’s all-time leading scorer in girls’ basketball, signed a national letter of intent May 8 to play collegiately next year at Loyola University in Chicago. 

Lambrigtsen ended her career as the all-time leading scorer in Oregon High School girls’ basketball history with 2,044 points.

She helped lead the Hawks to regional titles her freshmen and senior year and a school record 23 win season during her junior year.

Lambrigtsen is believed to be the first female athlete in Oregon High School history to earn a full scholarship to a Division 1 university.

At Loyola, Lambrigtsen will play for Ramblers head coach Sheryl Swoopes, a four-time WNBA champion, NCAA champion, and three-time Olympic gold medalist.

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