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Senior Spotlight — Sami O'Brien

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 1:50 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 1:52 p.m. CDT

Name: Samantha O'Brien

Nickname: Ham, Peb, OB, Toucan Sam

School: Ohio High School

Date/place of birth: January 10, 1995, Princeton, Ill.

Hometown: Ohio, Ill.

Family: Dad - Dennis, Mom - Tina, Sister - Brittany, Brother - Zach

Sports: Volleyball, cheerleading and softball

Favorite sport and why: Volleyball, because it's intense

Likes: Giraffes and summer

Dislikes: Spiders, feet and mice

Person with the greatest influence on my athletic career (and why): My sister, because she always supports me and helps me improve

Person with the greatest influence in my life (and why): My mom, because she always gives me good advice.

If stranded on a deserted island, I would have my: phone

The CD in the player at home/car is: One Direction

People would be surprise to know: I am the queen of four square

I stay home to watch: Dance Moms

When I need luck for a big game, I: listen to music

The funniest person I've ever met (and why): Anthony Martinez

What they'll say about me at school after i graduate: "Hey, isn't that Sam's shoe in the gym rafters?"

Most embarrassing moment: They happen daily so it's hard to narrow it down

Most unforgettable moment: Senior class trip

Ultimate sports fantasy: Wrestling John Cena at WrestleMania for the title

What I would like to do in life: Become a Special Ed teacher

Three words that best describe myself: Sarcastic, humorous, dedicated

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