Boys Varsity Baseball, Girls Varsity Softball · Siegel Scholar Athletes of the Month – March 2021

Congratulations to Samantha Whitwell and Dylan Taylor on being named Siegel’s Scholar Athletes of the Month for March 2021.

Samantha is a Senior on the Softball team.  She is the starting at first base and is currently batting .412.  She plans to attend the Blue Mountain State to play softball. Samantha has a 3.96 GPA.

Dylan is a Senior on the Baseball team.  He plays first base and is currently batting .323. He plans on attending Middle Tennessee State University. Dylan has a 3.8 GPA.

Name: Samantha Whitwell Dylan Taylor
Sport(s): Softball Baseball
Position(s) Played Catcher, first base, and third base First base
Current Grade: 12 12
GPA: 3.96 3.8
Athletic Accomplishments: “-Blue Mountain College softball scholarship-Starting varsity junior and senior years “ Starting since my sophomore year and always being competitive.
Academic Accomplishments:  All honors classes every year Being on honor roll for about every year.
Three Words to Describe Yourself Aggressive, Authoritative, and Passionate Determined, Tough, Hardworking
Whose Your Toughest Opponent: Myself My toughest opponent is myself mental challenges have set me back and overcoming those are my toughest opponents
What are you working to improve on? Hitting the ball backside more often My fielding and finding the right time to hit each pitch.
What inspires you to keep training and competing? My teammates and the quest for a state championship I don’t like being average and want people to think of me as more than just your average player.
Your Best Sports Memory Going to state sophomore year I was playing in summer ball and we were playing against a team who has been talking smack all tournament. I was up tying run on third and I hit the ball burning the center fielder and then stole third and scored on an overthrow winning us the game.
What are your plans after you graduate from Siegel? Going to college and playing softball After I graduate, I will be attending MTSU
Your Favorite Food? Blacken chicken pasta My favorite food is pepperoni pizza from Papa Johns.
Your Favorite Ice Cream? Chocolate Chocolate
What’s on Your Playlist? A variety of different genres, mostly country music and Christian rap Country and rap.
What’s the Most Embarrassing Thing on Your Playlist? Hannah Montana Probably Rolex which was my walk-up song 8th grade.
If You had one wish, what would it be? To be taller To ask for more wishes.
What most people don’t know about you? I’ve been hit in the eye three times with a softball I’m a very relaxed guy and it takes a lot to get under my skin.
Your Favorite Class? Vet science Math
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Bora-Bora Canada or Antarctica
Your Hero? My dad My dad
Social Media you are on? Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat Snapchat Twitter and Instagram
If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would that be? Yadier Molina My grandpa one last time.
If you could have any superpower, what would you have? Super-Speed To be able to freeze time
Your house is burning down and you can only take one thing out, what do you take?