Sam Thomas Column

SAM’S CORNER: Finally back at McKale, internship update & Marvel movie review

Hello Wildcat fans!

We are finally back in action in McKale! It has been awhile since we played home, almost three weeks long. It felt good to come back and play in front of our fans. We were a little rusty but we got the win over North Dakota State and our next game is Sunday against New Mexico at 1p.m. It is our last game in McKale for 2021.

Other than that, I finished my finals for my classes, I had two ten-page papers and then had to finish my last week of my internship. I will no longer be interning with the SID office, but I will still be there from time to time. It was a great experience for me and I got to meet new people from different departments that I haven’t seen yet for our basketball games.

I have a lot of respect and a new understanding of the behind-the-scenes for sporting events.


After finishing my finals, I rewarded myself with going to the movies. Lucas and I went to see Eternals at Roadhouse. I have never been a Marvel fan and I always complain whenever I go see one because people are so passionate about the Marvel movies and how they all connect. I have only seen about 5 Marvel movies and it was never my first choice to see them. I also have a short attention span when it comes to movies (unless they are romance movies) so two hours is my max time until I zone out.

Of course all Marvel movies are always almost three hours long and then you have to stay after the credits. They just aren’t my favorite type of movies. However, after watching Eternals, I think I might have found my favorite Marvel movie. I won’t spoil anything but the plot was very good and I highly recommend everyone to watch it.

Also, Roadhouse has the best jalapeño popcorn.

Sam Thomas is a senior leader with Adia Barnes’ program returning for her fifth season in 2021-22 as granted by the NCAA because of last season impacted by COVID-19 protocol. She has agreed to write a weekly column at Her honors at Arizona include:

2021 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2021 CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American
Elite 90 Award Winner
2021 All-Pac-12
2020 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention
2020 & 2021 Pac-12 All-Defense
2020 & 2021 Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll
2019 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
2019 Pac-12 All-Academic First Team
2018 Pac-12 All-Freshman
2018 Arizona Athletics Female Freshman of the Year

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