Sara Hamson
Center 22
Ht
6'
7"
Class
Senior
Hometown
Lindon, 
Utah
Last School
Pleasant Grove High School
Roster Years
2017-2022


Personal

  • Born in American Fork
  • Parents are David and Tresa Spaulding Hamson
  • Has two brothers and two sisters
  • Sister and All-Americans Jennifer and mother Tresa played basketball at BYU
  • Twitter: @HamsonSara | Instagram: @sara_hamson | TikTok: @sarahamson

Before BYU

  • Three-year letterwinner in basketball
  • Her senior season recorded three games with 20+points
  • As a senior, averaged 13.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 7.5 blocks per game
  • Daily Herald Second Team All-Region 4, 2016
  • Desert News 5A Second Team All-Region, 2017
  • Deseret News 5A Honorable Mention All Region, 2016
  • Played on Colorado Premier Basketball Club
  • Three-year letterwinner in volleyball
  • Three-time First Team All-State
  • Member of High Honor Roll
  • 3.99 GPA
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2017-2018

  • Played in a total of 26 games starting in the last 17
  • Led the team in blocks with a 4.3 average, for a season total of 112
  • With 112 blocks, holds BYU’s freshman season blocks record  
  • Recorded season bests in points (12), in rebounds (20), in assists (2), steals (2), blocks (9)
  • Led the way in blocks in 23 games and was the rebound leader in 10
  • Tallied four games with double figures in points
  • Named the 2017-18 WCC Defensive Player of the Year and was named to the 2017-18 WCC All-Freshman team
  • Led the WCC in blocks, ranked sixth in rebounds and defensive rebounds and 12th in offensive rebounds
  • Nationally, finished ranked first in blocked shots per game and second in blocked shots
  • On the season, shot .463 (63-136) from the field and .408 (20-49) from the free-throw line
  • Finished freshman campaign with 146 points, 201 rebounds, 13 assists and 13 steals
  • Named Female Rookie of the Year at 2018 Y Awards
  • Named to WCC Commissioner's Gold Honor Roll

 

Sophmore Year 2018-2019

  • Nationally, finished ranked seventh in blocked shots per game and 11th in total blocked shots
  • Played in a total of 31 games, starting in the last 11 while averaging 20 minutes of playing time
  • Led the team in rebounds and in blocks with a 5.9 and a 2.8 average, respectively
  • Picked up season bests in points with 18, in rebounds with 12, in assists with three, in steals with two and in blocks with nine
  • Finished the year with a total of 142 points, 183 rebounds, 87 blocks, 24 assists and 20 steals
  • Had the team's best field goal percentage at .565 (61-108)
  • In the WCC, ranked first in blocked shots, ninth in offensive rebounds and 14th in rebounding
  • Named to WCC Commissioner's Gold Honor Roll
Junior Year 2019-2020

  • Was the team’s rebounds (7.9) and blocks (4.72) leader while also leading the nation in total blocked shots (137) and in blocks per game (4.72)
  • Led the league in blocked shots and in field goal percentage (.560) while ranking fourth in defensive rebounds (5.6) and 11th in offensive rebounds
  • Tallied 10 games with double digits while recording four double-doubles
  • Was the scoring leader in two games; topped the leaderboard in rebounds in 12 and was the blocks leader in 25 contests
  • On the year had a total of 202 points, 228 rebounds, 43 assists, 137 blocks and 17 steals
  • Finished her junior campaign ranked third all-time at BYU in career blocks with 336 (needing four to tie her sister Jennifer with 340 career blocks)
  • Named the 2020 WCC Women’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Year
  • Named to the 2020 WCC Women’s Basketball Second Team
  • Named to the 2019-20 Preseason All-WCC Team
  • Named to the 2020 Naismith Women’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Year Semifinalist
  • Named to the 2019-20 WCC Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team
Senior Year 2021-2022

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

Senior 2020-2021

  • Named All-WCC Honorable Mention 
  • Named to the 2020-21 Preseason All-WCC Team
  • Named to the 2020-21 Preseason Lisa Leslie Award Watch List
  • Led the WCC in blocks per game (2.5), ranked 22nd nationally in the category
  • Ranked 16th in the country in total blocks with 62
  • Led the team with a .686 field-goal percentage
  • Averaged 5.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.9 steals and 2.5 blocks in 16.4 minutes per contest
  • Passed her older sister, Jennifer, for the No. 2 spot on BYU's all-time blocks list 
  • Tallied at least three blocks in 10 contests 
  • Tied her career-high with nine blocks in a game against Pepperdine on Feb. 9
  • Started in all 25 games
  • Finished the season as the NCAA's active career blocks leader and with the second-highest blocks-per-game career average among active players

Career & Season Highs

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Three Point Field Goals Made {[{seasTopGameStats.tpfgm}]} {[{seasTopGameStats.tpfgmCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{seasTopGameStats.tpfgmGameTitle}]} ({[{seasTopGameStats.tpfgmGame | date}]}) - {[{topGameStats.tpfgm}]} {[{topGameStats.tpfgmCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{topGameStats.tpfgmGameTitle}]} ({[{topGameStats.tpfgmGame | date}]}) -
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Free Throws Made {[{seasTopGameStats.ftm}]} {[{seasTopGameStats.ftmCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{seasTopGameStats.ftmGameTitle}]} ({[{seasTopGameStats.ftmGame | date}]}) - {[{topGameStats.ftm}]} {[{topGameStats.ftmCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{topGameStats.ftmGameTitle}]} ({[{topGameStats.ftmGame | date}]}) -
Free Throw Attempts {[{seasTopGameStats.fta}]} {[{seasTopGameStats.ftaCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{seasTopGameStats.ftaGameTitle}]} ({[{seasTopGameStats.ftaGame | date}]}) - {[{topGameStats.fta}]} {[{topGameStats.ftaCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{topGameStats.ftaGameTitle}]} ({[{topGameStats.ftaGame | date}]}) -
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Assists {[{seasTopGameStats.ass}]} {[{seasTopGameStats.assCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{seasTopGameStats.assGameTitle}]} ({[{seasTopGameStats.assGame | date}]}) - {[{topGameStats.ass}]} {[{topGameStats.assCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{topGameStats.assGameTitle}]} ({[{topGameStats.assGame | date}]}) -
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Career & Season Stats

Year GP GS MIN AVG FG-FGA FG% 3P-3PA 3P% FT-FTA FT% OFF DEF REB AVG AST AVG BLK STL PF TO PTS AVG
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Opponent Date Result MIN FG-FGA FG% 3P-3PA 3P% FT-FTA FT% OFF DEF REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
@{[{S.game_title}]} {[{S.event_date | date:'MMM d'}]} W {[{S.player_game_stats.byu_score|ifEmpty:0}]} - {[{S.player_game_stats.opp_score|ifEmpty:0}]} T {[{S.player_game_stats.byu_score|ifEmpty:0}]} - {[{S.player_game_stats.opp_score|ifEmpty:0}]} L {[{S.player_game_stats.byu_score|ifEmpty:0}]} - {[{S.player_game_stats.opp_score|ifEmpty:0}]} - {[{S.player_game_stats.stats.min | ifEmpty:0 }]} {[{S.player_game_stats.stats.fgm + "-" + S.player_game_stats.stats.fga | ifEmpty: .000 }]} {[{(S.player_game_stats.stats.fgm / S.player_game_stats.stats.fga | number:3 | stats) | ifEmpty:.000 | number:3 | limitTo : 4 : 1}]} {[{(S.player_game_stats.stats.fgm3 | ifEmpty:0) + "-" + (S.player_game_stats.stats.fga3 | ifEmpty:0 )}]} {[{(S.player_game_stats.stats.fgm3 / S.player_game_stats.stats.fga3 | number:3 | stats) | ifEmpty:.000| number:3 | limitTo : 4 : 1}]} {[{(S.player_game_stats.stats.ftm | ifEmpty:0) + "-" + (S.player_game_stats.stats.fta | ifEmpty:0)}]} {[{(S.player_game_stats.stats.ftm / S.player_game_stats.stats.fta | number:3 | stats) | ifEmpty:.000| number:3 | limitTo : 4 : 1}]} {[{S.player_game_stats.stats.oreb | ifEmpty:0 }]} {[{S.player_game_stats.stats.dreb | ifEmpty:0 }]} {[{S.player_game_stats.stats.treb | ifEmpty:0 }]} {[{S.player_game_stats.stats.ast | ifEmpty:0 }]} {[{S.player_game_stats.stats.blk | ifEmpty:0 }]} {[{S.player_game_stats.stats.stl | ifEmpty:0 }]} {[{S.player_game_stats.stats.pf | ifEmpty:0 }]} {[{S.player_game_stats.stats.to | ifEmpty:0 }]} {[{S.player_game_stats.stats.tp | ifEmpty:0 }]}
  • Sara Hamson shooting in the paint.

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  • Sara Hamson shooting in the paint.

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  • Gonzales/Hamson PnR vs. SMC 2020-21

    Gonzales/Hamson PnR vs. SMC 2020-21

  • Sara Hamson blocks a shot in an 80-64 BYU win over the Fresno State Bulldogs in the Marriott Center.

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