Meet the Pack: Sommer King
Sept. 26, 2012
NAME: Sommer Star King
Position: Outside Hitter/Right Side
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
The Wolf Pack volleyball team will be fun to watch this year because: There is a new energy to the team the brings higher expectations for the season.
For me to improve as a player I need to: Become more aggressive and more consistent in all areas of the game.
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Getting pumped up in the locker room with the girls.
My teammates would best describe me as: Hard working and reserved.
The best place on campus is: The Virginia Street Gym!
What I like most about my hometown is: The 24 hour access.
Favorite thing about being at Nevada is: The volleyball team.
If I wasn't playing college volleyball I would be: Going to school for music.
A place I've never been but would love to visit: London.
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: My dad playing football at UNLV.
Favorite class: The study of jazz.
Favorite food: My mom’s tacos, or her chili. Anything my mom makes!
Least favorite food: Bologna, or mayonnaise.
Favorite color: Mint green.
Favorite movie: Dream Girls.
Favorite actor: Will Smith.
Favorite actress: Sandra Bullock.
Favorite TV show: Glee.
Most prized possession: My state championship ring.
Where I want to be 10 years from now: With a successful career.
If I could add one team to the schedule it would be and why: Howard, so my family members in DC could come watch me play.
Favorite singer or group: Mariah Carey.
I wear my number because: It was my dad’s number in college.
Favorite song: Make it Happen by Mariah Carey
Favorite junk food: Cinnabon.
Most impressive person you know: SK4MC
Person you would most like to trade places with for a day: Mariah Carey.
Person who has most influenced your athletic career: My dad.
The best advice you have ever been given: “It’s not what you do in practice; it’s what you do outside of practice.” -Sam King
Why did you choose to attend Nevada: The coaching staff, the team and the strong athletic program.
The best book I have ever read: The Poisonwood Bible
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I was the captain of my cheer team.
If I could have dinner with any two people it would be: Mariah Carey and Common.
My greatest athletic accomplishment to date is: Being a part of the Wolf Pack.
If I won $1 million I would: Put it in the bank.
A friend from another college team is: Durrell McDonald-University of DePaul-Men’s Basketball.
The athlete I admire most: Sam King, my dad.
My favorite sport other than volleyball is: Basketball.
If you could have any car, what would it be: Range Rover.
My advice to kids is: Be your own person.
What is on your iPod right now: Just Friends by Musiq Soulchild.
What was your favorite childhood toy: Skipit.
My biggest fan: My family.
Individual goals for the season: Have a faster arm swing, be a better passer/defender and positively contribute to the team.
Biggest pet peeve: People chewing with their mouth open.
Earliest volleyball memory: My mom helping learn how to serve out in front of our house by throwing the ball back to me after I hit it to her. Thanks mom!
If I could be on a reality TV show it would be: Say Yes to the Dress.
Extreme sport I would like to try: Hang gliding.
If stranded on a desert island, three things I would take with me: A knife, a blanket, and my dog.