Samantha Peltz
Samantha  Peltz


Glendale, Wis.

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Introducing Samantha Peltz

Freshman played baseball before transitioning to softball

High School:A four-time all-conference selection, earning honorable mention acclaim as a freshman ... earned all-conference, all-area and All-North Shore honors as a senior after batting .636 with 25 extra-base hits, 24 RBI, 38 runs and 13 stolen bases ... posted a .949 fielding percentage at shortstop en route to team MVP honors ... a four-year starter on the diamond, acting as team captain her final two seasons ... played four years of volleyball, earning the teammate award her junior and senior years as a member of the varsity squad ... played four years of basketball, garnering most improved honors on varsity as a sophomore and acting as varsity team captain her last two years ... a three-year National Honor Society member ... a member of the National Spanish Honor Society as a senior ... WIAA Scholar Athlete Award winner, Brittany Gigl Scholarship Award winner, Kukla Scholarship Award winner as best female athlete in 2016 and Purdue Presidential Scholarship winner.

Personal: Given name is Samantha Marie Peltz ... parents are David and Jennifer Peltz has one brother, DJ, who played baseball at Wisconsin-Parkside, and one sister, Michelle, who plays soccer at Cardinal Stritch University ... ... plans to major in mechanical engineering and technology.

Sweet or salty: Sweet
Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate
Dogs or cats: Dogs
Cooking or eating: Cooking
Vacation: To the quiet country or to the big city: Quiet Country
Coolest place I've ever been/or most unique locale: Toledo, Spain
Place I dream of visiting someday: Normandy, France
Person I look up to most & why: My parents for their will and determination to achieve their goals no matter how impossible they may seem
Best feeling in the field (defensively): Making an unconventional play and still throwing the batter out
Best Feeling at the plate (offensively): When the ball off the bat hits the sweet spot and you can barely feel the contact but it goes far
Favorite thing about my position: The amount of infield I get to cover and the different possible plays/throws to make
Three words that describe me: Sarcastic, Competitive, Helpful
One word to describe my game: Relaxed
Team I am most excited to play in 2016: University of Wisconsin
My most memorable sports moment: Winning the little league baseball championship when I was six and then eating celebratory ice cream until I was sick.
Celebrity crush: Matt Damon
Celebrity who would play me in a story of my life: Blake Lively
Person I would like to have dinner with:Derek Jeter
Best non-athletic talent: Drawing
My stupid human trick is: I can cross both of my eyes one eye at a time
Dream job: Aircraft body design
Song I have to listen to before a game: Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra
Favorite thing about playing at Bittinger Stadium:The field is amazingly well kept. It plays brand new every time you step onto it.
My favorite place to play in the Big Ten, besides home: I'm excited to play at Minnesota
Place I am most excited to play in 2017 Hawaii
Person who has impacted my life/made me who I am: My older brother DJ

Favorite sweet treat: Milky Way
Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Favorite sport besides softball: Major League Baseball
Favorite sports team: Cavaliers
Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter
Favorite TV show: Narcos
Favorite Movie: Casablanca
Favorite Book: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Favorite Musical Artist: Frank Sinatra
Favorite type of pizza: Thai chicken
Favorite Actor & Actress: Chris Pratt and Blake Lively
Favorite Food: My mom's chicken curry
Favorite place on campus: Purdue airport
Favorite city: Toledo, Spain
Favorite outdoor activity: Camping
Favorite animal/furry friend: Sea otters!
Favorite class at Purdue: Com 114. It was so much fun.
Favorite Purdue professor: Professor Richards


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