December 1st, 2017

20 Questions with Sam Weining

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

20 Questions with Sam Weining
DeSales wing Sam Weining / photo provided by the Weining family

On a weekly basis, Louisville Catholic Sports posts the Sullivan “20 Questions” feature that highlights a high school student-athlete in the local Catholic high school community. If there is a specific athlete that you’d like to know more about, email future suggestions to

Name: Sam Weining

Age: 18

Current school: DeSales

Current Sports playing: Basketball

Parish/grade school attended: Holy Trinity Parish School

High school GPA: 3.9

Colleges considering or attending: Centre College, Franklin College, Berry College, and Salisbury University.

1. What is your proudest athletic moment? Winning the Ashland Invitational last year.

2. What is your ideal meal/snack before a game? A banana

3. If you were trying out for American Idol, what would be your "go to" song? See you again – Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

4. Which athlete do you look up to on a college/professional level? Why? Russell Wilson because he is always humble and a leader whether they win or lose

5. What is your favorite movie quote? “If you ain't first your last” – Ricky Bobby

6. How does your faith impact your approach to sports? My faith drives me to be the best person possible, both on and off the court.

7. What is your favorite cartoon character? Jimmy Newtron

8. All-time favorite board game? Monopoly

9. Droid, iPhone, or Blackberry? Favorite app? iPhone, Twitter

10. What is your favorite local restaurant? Cliftons Pizza

11. What is your favorite reality TV show? Shark Tank

12. What is your greatest fear? Heights

13. What is your best quality/characteristic? Hard working

14. Favorite junk/comfort food? Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

15. What is your favorite hour of the day? Why? 7:30 p.m. because that is typically when our games start.

16. What is your nickname and how did you get it? Sammy, my family and friends started calling me this when I began playing baseball.

17. Where is your favorite place to volunteer/provide community service? Westport Place.

18. What is one hidden talent that you possess? I can sing.

19. If time machines were real, and you could choose just one - to travel forward or backward - which would you select and why? Forward because I would like to see what kind of person I have become.

20. If you could pick one person, dead or alive, and ask them just one question that they had to answer honestly, who would you pick and what would you ask? My Pawpaw, I would ask if he's proud of my accomplishments, both in sports and academics.


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