Hometown: Granger, WA
Previous School: Yakima Valley Community College
College: Zapien is entering her first season playing for the Lady Red Hawks. She is a transfer from Yakima Valley Community College.
High School: Zapien played four years of varsity basketball at Granger High School. She also played volleyball and tennis. Her athletic accomplishments include receiving first team all-league volleyball honors and MVP and first team all-league basketball honors.
Personal: Samantha is the daughter of Bobby and Lena Zapien. Her favorite foods are steak and mashed potatoes. Her favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant. Her hobbies include reading. Her career goal is to become a child psychologist.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I came to Simpson for the chance to play basketball and attend a Christian university."