Getting to Know: Hanna Sommer
Jan. 10, 2013
NC State's 2013 softball season begins on Feb. 8 at the Florida International Panther Invitational in Miami, with a new excitement as the fast-pitch program enters its 10th season under first-year head coach Shawn Rychcik.
The squad returns three seniors - Caitlin Dent, Katie Mansilla and Bethaney Wells - as well as 2012 ACC Rookie of the Year Renada Davis, who set a school record last season with a batting average and on-base percentage.
Sommer was a four-year starter at Tustin High School. She hit better than .500 in each of her four seasons at Tustin, with a .643 batting average, five home runs and 24 RBIs as a senior. She was ESPN's No. 37 ranked recruit in the nation and the No. 2 overall first baseman.
Favorite movie: "A League of Their Own"
Favorite magazine: People
Favorite song/band: I have too many to mention
Favorite class/subject: Sciences
Favorite flavor of ice cream: vanilla
Career ambition: CIA agent
What did you do between the end of fall practice and the start of the spring semester to improve your game? Worked out, hit and threw
What is your favorite training/practice activity? Hitting
What is your least favorite training/practice activity? Running
When did you first start playing softball, and did you play other sports before it? When I was 5 I started T-ball and then I played softball.
All sports you played in high school: Softball and Volleyball
ALL SPORTS, ALL THE TIME