The Au File
Full Name: Samantha Kaling Au
Nickname: Sam, Slam
Place of Birth: Edison, N.J.
Parents: David and Michelle Au
Club Team/Coach: GSA ’89 Phoenix Red, Campbell Chapman
High School Mascot: Bulldogs
Q & A
Where did your nickname came from? I slam people.
Most interesting thing I did or am doing this summer… learning how to ride a bike without using handle bars.
Beckham or Ronaldo? Beckham
What was your first paying job? Sadly, this hasn’t happened yet.
The first thing I owned that said `Kentucky’ on it was… a U.S. map?
The book on my nightstand is… New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
Something few people know about me is…I can’t stand listening to a radio.
Favorite TV show when I was in Junior High… Boy Meets World
My favorite color in the crayon box is…robin’s egg blue.
I chose Kentucky because…the beautiful campus, the team, and the chance to play at this level.
Favorite subject in school is…math (calculus).
If I was seven feet tall I would…laugh at nova because I’m taller than her and then dominate in basketball.
When I grow up, I want to…no idea- I can’t plan that far.
When I was a child, I always wanted to be a…professional soccer player.
If you were stranded on an island what three things would you want most? Just a plane
If I were a race horse, my name would be…Alicia Browning
My biggest pet peeve is…when people leave me voicemails. It is such a hassle to check. And carrying a purse.
Before a game, I have to…relax and just watch TV.
Nobody would believe I listen to… the Spanish version of Enrique Iglesias’s song- I can speak Spanish.
2008: Academic All-SEC … Made career debut against Mississippi State, logging a personal best 32 minutes … Started matches against Mississippi State and Ole Miss
2007: Freshman Academic All-SEC … Redshirt season
Pre-College: Selected All-State and was named Georgia Scholar Athlete of the Year in her senior season, 2007 … Named Gwinnett County Co-Player of the Year in 2007 … Finished high school career as second leading goal scorer with 84 … Gwinnett Daily Post and Atlanta Journal Constitution First Team All-County, 2007 … Named to the NSCAA 2006 All-South Region team, one of only two juniors to receive the honor … Helped lead the Gwinnett Soccer Association `89 Red club team to the 2006 Georgia State Cup Championship and the 2005 Region 3 Premier League championship … Atlanta Journal Constitution First-Team All-Gwinnett County member in 2005 and 2006 … Named 2006 Gwinnett County Super Six by the Gwinnett Goal Club and the Gwinnett Daily Post … Golden Boot Award winner in 2005 and 2006 … Five year member of the Georgia `88 ODP team while participating in four ODP region 3 camps … Helped lead North Gwinnett High School to the 2004 Region 8-5A championship … Member of the Beta Club, Student Government Association, Science Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Math team and National Honors Society as well as being awarded an AP scholar with distinctions in 2006 … Also lettered in cross country as a freshman.