Your Daily Local and D9and10Sports are highlighting returning high school student-athletes this summer. The year in school listed next to the athlete’s name is the year the athlete is entering this fall.
Player profiles for the week of Aug. 14 are powered by Generational Wealth Management, Adam Jack, ChFC.
SAMMIE RUHLMAN – JUNIOR – WARREN
Sports Played: Basketball – 2
Parents Names: Jason Ruhlman & Lisa LaVan
Siblings: Gracie Ruhlman – 17, Senior
Emma Ruhlman- 18, Freshman in college
Social Media Handles: Instagram- sammie.ruhlman.1
2021-22 Highlights: Unsung Hero Award
7 ppg, 7 rpg, 3 apg
Team winning D-10 back-to-back
Having a state playoff game at home
College Athletics plan if applicable: I do plan on playing basketball in college.
Q: What was the first sport you played? Why did you play it? Did you like it?
A: The first sport I played was basketball. I started playing it because my mom was the coach and I have always grown up in a basketball home. Yes, I do love it and I always have.
Q: What is the most important factor in you being successful in high school athletics?
A: The most important factor to being successful in high school sports is to just have fun because you make new friends and you will spend a lot of time with these friends who are teammates as well, so enjoy it and the rest will come with hard work.
Q: What is your favorite non-sports “go-to” activity?
A: My favorite non-sports “go-to” activities are swimming in my pool and playing with my cat and dog.
Q: You could meet one sports figure, living or dead (1) who would it be and (2) what is the first thing you would ask them?
A: One sports figure I would like to meet is Francisco Cervelli. I don’t think I would ask him anything, he was just my idol when I was around 10 years old.
Q: What is your favorite sport and if you could change one thing about your favorite sport, what would it be?
A: My favorite sport is basketball and there isn’t anything I would change about it.
Q: If you could eat any food in the world right now, what would it be?
A: If I could eat any food right now it would probably be Chick-fil-a.
Q: What is your ideal vacation spot?
A: My ideal vacation spot is the beach because my family has gone to Virginia Beach for as long as I can remember.