Meet the Pack: Sommer King

Sept. 26, 2012

NAME: Sommer Star King

Height: 5-9

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.           

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