Student Spotlight: Sami Schott

Sami Schott ready to score for the Bison. She's continued her life-long love of basketball at Bethany College, and as a junior, she is the team captain.

Sami Schott, a junior at Bethany, says she has learned just as much in the classroom as she's learned outside of it. As team captain of the women's basketball team, plenty of her lessons took place on the court.

"Basketball has taught me numerous things that cannot be taught in a classroom. Hard work, dedication and teamwork are just a few of those things, and I’m so thankful for the chance to play."

Her hard work hasn't gone unnoticed. Her sophomore year, she received two honors: PAC Player of the Week and ECAC Player of the Week. This year, it's earned her the title of team captain.

A Communications and Media Arts major, Sami is also the Operations Manager of WVBC, Bethany College's radio station. "This has taught me time management and helped me gain more experience with communications field. I get a chance to work with high quality equipment and get a lot of hands on experience."

Bethany "is a small campus with a big campus atmosphere," Sami said, and it's given her the opportunity to learn new things. She's realized that if she has a question about something, she can always look to her professors for guidance.

"You want to be independent and do things on your own, but asking for help is never a bad thing. Professors at Bethany are not only your professors, they are your mentors and advisors. They want you to succeed and perform to your fullest potential."

That's her advice for incoming students. Her other suggestion is to check out all the sporting events on campus - especially sports you don't know a lot about. "If you have never watched a field hockey game, a soccer game or any other sporting event, go! Sports help bring people together, and you can learn something new."