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Spotlight Players of the Week - Sam Gibson, Catherine Broerman
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SPOTLIGHT ON Sam Gibson (Chico, California)

Songs on your playlist: Sunflower by Rex Orange Country, September by Earth, Wind & Fire, Take a Walk by Passion Pit. Anything by Hall & Oates and Billy Joel

Favorite food: Italian - Fettuccini

Dream vacation destination: Germany

Favorite athletes: Kei Nishikori and Aaron Rodgers (he went to my high school, Pleasant Valley High)

Future occupation: I either want to be a software engineer or launch a startup focused on Artificial Intelligence.

If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be: Barack Obama because I think he is a more personal President and it seems like he could have a conversation with almost anyone. Elon Musk, and I would talk to him about the risks of artificial intelligence and how we can successfully incorporate technology into our society.

Must-watch TV show: Silicon Valley

Favorite movie: Gran Torino and Shawshank Redemption

If I am not playing tennis, I am … listening to podcasts. I get most of my information from my favorite news podcasts. I like Waking Up with Sam Harris. If I am not doing that, I am hanging out with friends and we play poker sometimes for fun.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON Catherine Broerman (Scottsdale, Arizona)

Music on your playlist: Alternative and electronic, but I listen to mainly everything.

Favorite food: Sushi

Dream vacation destination: Anywhere in Europe

Favorite athletes: Roger Federer and Steph Curry

Future occupation: I want to be involved in sports, so I want to go to a school with a good sports management program.

Must-watch TV show: That 70s Show

Favorite movie: Breakfast Club

If I am not playing tennis, I am … Watching Netflix, doing schoolwork and hanging out with friends or my dog.

Nickname: Cate

Instagram handle: @catherinebroerman

 
 

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Rhiannon Potkey is a veteran sportswriter with more than two decades of experience in journalism. Potkey has covered many sports at many levels and has a passion for finding great stories. Potkey has covered the U.S. Open, junior sectional and national events, college conference championships and Davis Cup matches. Potkey is currently Content Strategist for Tennis Recruiting.
 
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