Samantha is a senior at Olivet Nazarene University. She has been a part of the ONU softball program for all four years, playing both first and third base. She will graduate with a major in Exercise Science and a minor in biology. After she graduates, she wishes to pursue a career as a personal trainer/ strength and conditioning coach. She started softball at the age of 5 and played travel with the Lincoln-Way Blue Wave and the Orland Park A’s. She graduated from Tinley Park High School in 2014, where she was a four year varsity softball starter, as well as played basketball and volleyball. Her junior year of high school the softball program took 3rd in State. In high school, she received both All-Conference and All-Area her sophomore, junior, and senior year, and 2nd team All-State her senior year. In college, her team has made it to the opening rounds of nationals the past two years. Samantha is very excited to be a part of the Cheetah’s coaching staff, as it will prepare her for what she will see in her future career.