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.