Softball Insider: Amanda Nims
SOFTBALL INSIDER: Amanda Nims
The Wolf Pack softball team will be fun to watch this year because: We always play hard and we have fun while we do it.
For me to improve as a player I need to: I need to continue to work hard to become more consistent in my at bats and with my mental approach.
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Playing hacky sack.
My teammates would best describe me as: Smart, hard working, and someone who likes to joke around.
The best place on campus is: Joe Crowley Student Union
What I like most about my hometown is: The amazing people who live in this community.
Favorite thing about being at Nevada is: I get to play in front of my family and I also get to play with people I have known since high school.
If I wasn't playing college softball I would be: Finishing my degree and working.
A place I've never been but would love to visit: China
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: April 8, 1974, when Hank Aaron hit home run number 715 to break Babe Ruth’s home run record.
Favorite class: Advanced Organizational Behavior
Favorite food: Pancakes
Least favorite food: Broccoli
Favorite color: Green
Favorite movie: Casino
Favorite actor: Robert De Niro
Favorite actress: Sandra Bullock
Favorite TV show: How I Met Your Mother
Most prized possession: My iPhone
Where I want to be 10 years from now: Secure in a career I enjoy. (Making big bucks)
If I could add one team to the schedule it would be: UCLA
Favorite singer or group: Kenny Chesney
I wear my number because: I was born on the 8th.
Favorite song: I Go Back by Kenny Chesney and It’s My Job by Jimmy Buffet
Favorite junk food: Marshmallow Peeps
Most impressive person you know: my Mom Mary, my Grandma Martha, and my Aunt Julie. My girl power.
Person you would most like to trade places with for a day: Senator Harry Reid to continue help make changes to improve Nevada.
Person who has most influenced your athletic career: My high school coach Jim Pace.
The best advice you have ever been given: Work hard and see where it takes you.
Why did you choose to attend Nevada: Because it is my hometown.
The best book I have ever read: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I really like to dance.
If I could have dinner with any two people in history it would be: Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy
My greatest athletic accomplishment to date is: Making the Nevada Softball team as a walk on.
If I won $1 million I would: Buy a new car, shop, and then invest the rest of the money.
A friend from another college softball team is: n/a
The athlete I admire most: Albert Pujols
My favorite sport other than softball is: Football
If you could have any car, what would it be: BMW
My advice to kids is: When you aren’t working hard someone else is.
What is the most played song in your music library: Till I Collapse by Eminem
What was your favorite childhood toy: My cabbage patch doll Sheryl.
My biggest fan: My mom.
Individual goals for the season: Get better every day.
Biggest pet peeve: People who are mean
If I could be on a reality TV show it would be: Who wants to be a Millionaire
Extreme sport I would like to try: Parasailing.
If stranded on a deserted island, three things I would take with me: My cell phone, some food, and a plane. I am not really a beach person.