Sara Hamson
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Last School
Pleasant Grove High School
Roster Years


  • 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

  • Played in all 30 games
  • No. 14 nationally in total blocks (74)
  • No. 15 nationally in blocks per game (2.5)
  • 22 games with multiple blocks in 2021-22
  • Shot 68.1 percent from the field
  • Finished No. 2 at BYU in total blocks (472) behind mother, Tresa Hamson (494) and ahead of sister Jennifer Hamson (340)
  • No. 6 at BYU in career games played (141)
  • Recorded at least one block in 126 of 141 career games
  • No. 6 at BYU in career rebounds (813)
  • NCAA active career leader in total blocks during 2021-22 season
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
  • Sara Hamson shooting in the paint.


  • Sara Hamson shooting in the paint.


  • 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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