Sam Hackett is a senior Kenan-Flagler Business School and Honors Carolina scholar studying business administration and sport administration with a minor in history. Born in Chapel Hill and raised in Topsail, North Carolina, Sam has been fascinated by sports from a very young age. He is passionate about the interconnectedness of sports and culture, and he is eager to learn more about the ways that sports can unite people from various different backgrounds and in different parts of the world.
My favorite athlete is Lionel Messi. In addition to being arguably the best player ever in his sport, I love his humble nature, his family-first mindset, and his willingness to use his stature as an athlete to give back to communities in various different parts of the world.