Freshman earns prestigious NASA internship

Striding to the throwing circle, with all eyes upon him, Andy Samuel keeps his composure, even as the adrenaline surges.

“I made the finals, and I kind of had a feeling I was going to get a big mark that day,” Samuel said.

He hurled the 35-pound ball some 58 feet. It was a top-three result and his personal best, an accomplishment he consciously had reached for in every meet.

But Samuel, whom UND’s track-and-field coaches actively recruited, has other passions too. Like videography.

His passion for video production spiraled into a prestigious gig as an intern multimedia developer with NASA.

Read Samuel’s story and the stories of other inspiring leaders in action.