By Matt Browning
Samuel Alam of Salina Sacred Heart was chosen as the American Family Insurance Athlete of the Month for February. Alam plays basketball for the Knights.
“This is a really cool thing,” Alam said. “I am honored and excited to be chosen for this.”
Alam said he has seen significant growth in his game since the start of the season and that the defensive side of the floor has been his focus.
“If I’m unable to be much help on the offensive end then I can make up for it by being great at defense which definitely helps my team,” Alam said. “I enjoy defense more than offense, so I always love to improve on defense.”
Alam also plans to play tennis this spring for Salina Sacred Heart, and he is a part of Culture Club, Chess Club and is a Junior Civilian.
Even though he still has a few years to think about what he wants to do with his life, Alam already has a clear-cut plan.
“My future plans are to either become a chemical engineer because I like learning about chemistry and I think I would enjoy it,” Alam said. “If I don’t do that then I will go into something that deals with finance and business. I love learning about money and investing so I think that would also be a really fun career. I would like to go to college at either the University of Kansas or Kansas State University.”