Sample, Karlina
Karlina Sample
Texas Aggies United Host
Karlina Sample is a former captain of the Texas A&M women's soccer team. Since graduating with a bachelor's degree in 2022, Karlina is now working towards earning her master's in Entrepreneurial Leadership. On campus, Karlina is involved in Maroon Coats, an organization affiliated with the Texas A&M Foundation, and is also a part of the Texas A&M National Society of Leadership and Success. Karlina enjoys spending time with her dog Otis, exercising and traveling when she can.
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Behind The Number: Olympian Munzy Kabbara shares his incredible story
Swimming star Munzy Kabbara came to Texas A&M in the fall of 2021, immediately after representing Lebanon at the Tokyo Olympics. Now entering his junior year, Kabbara offered a behind-the-scenes look at the drive and determination it takes to reach and stay at the top.
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Behind The Number: Braden Shewmake details his journey to The Show
Texas A&M Baseball ⋅ 2 mo ago by TexAgs
Former Texas A&M infielder Braden Shewmake made his major league debut with Atlanta in May, but the journey along the way hasn't been easy. "Shew" joined Ali Russell and Karlina Sample to detail his experience of navigating through the ups and downs of his pro career.
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Behind the Number: Barbara Olivieri back in H-Town with NWSL's Dash
Texas A&M Soccer ⋅ 3 mo ago by TexAgs
Former Texas A&M standout midfielder Barbara Olivieri is two years into her professional career, and now, she's playing for her hometown Houston Dash. Olivieri joined former teammates Ali Russell and Karlina Sample to share her Aggie story and much more.
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Behind the Number: Cullen Gillaspia reflects on wearing the iconic #12
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 3 mo ago by TexAgs
Perhaps the most memorable and impactful 12th Man in Texas A&M history, Cullen Gillaspia went from walk-on to NFL draftee. "Gilly" joined Ali Russell and Karlina Sample to look back on his football career and discuss what the weight of wearing #12 in Maroon truly means.
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Preparing for the postseason with Aggie softball's Uribe & Ackerman
No. 23 Texas A&M wrapped up its regular season on Wednesday night, and now the Fightin' Texas Aggies are gearing up for the postseason. Ahead of the SEC Tournament, Grace Uribe and Shaylee Ackerman sat down for an exclusive interview to talk all things Aggie softball.
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Behind the Number: Tennis player Gianna Pielet capitalizing on NIL
Women's Tennis ⋅ 4 mo ago by TexAgs
Women's tennis player Gianna Pielet has taken full advantage of Name, Image & Likeness and served as one of the few student-athletes chosen for an Adidas campaign celebrating Title IX. Pielet spoke about that experience and how NIL has positively impacted her.
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Behind the Number: Kenner Taylor on building a well-rounded legacy
Men's Tennis ⋅ 5 mo ago by TexAgs
Men's tennis player Kenner Taylor was named Texas A&M Distinguished Letterman Award winner at this week's Legacy Awards. Finding success both on and off the court, Taylor has made the most of his time in Aggieland and will be leaving a positive legacy behind.
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Behind the Number: Ali & Karlina share student-athletes experiences
5 mo ago by TexAgs
After a lengthy soccer career, Ali Russell and Karlina Sample have hung up their cleats and are now retired college athletes at Texas A&M. In this episode of Behind the Number, the duo reflects back on how they balanced life being a student-athlete.
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Record-breaker Eric Casarez leads the way for long-distance squad
Track & Field ⋅ 5 mo ago by Karlina Sample
Texas A&M Track & Field is in its final stretch of the 2023 season, and junior Eric Casarez is among the Aggies' long-distance standouts. In an exclusive interview, Casarez spoke about his success on the track and what his day-to-day looks like.
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Behind the Number: Laney Carroll on challenging decision to medically retire
Texas A&M Soccer ⋅ 5 mo ago by TexAgs
An accomplished player on the pitch, Laney Carroll has battled through numerous medical obstacles from a young age but always found a way to persist and be a big part of Aggie soccer. Now medically retired, Carroll discusses her personal journey through adversity.
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Behind the Number: Hailee Cooper fought off burnout to have great '23
Women's Golf ⋅ 5 mo ago by TexAgs
Hailee Cooper transferred to Texas A&M from the University of Texas for her final season of college golf, and the move has paid dividends. In addition to sharing the process that brought her to Aggieland, Cooper also spoke about her battle with burnout and much more.
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Behind the Number: Koko Wooley on building a strong team dynamic
Texas A&M Softball ⋅ 5 mo ago by TexAgs
Texas A&M shortstop Koko Wooley is a key contributor for an Aggie softball team that has gotten off to a good start in year one under Trisha Ford. In this episode of Behind the Number, Wooley spoke about her path to Aggieland and the importance of having a strong team bond.
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Behind The Number: Max Wright has tackled adversity throughout career
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 6 mo ago by TexAgs
Texas A&M defensive lineman-turned-tight end Max Wright has endured a couple of injuries during his career. The mustachioed Wright joined By The Number to discuss the mental tolls that come with physical injuries and how he has overcome those obstacles.
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Maile Hayes & Aggie soccer using spring slate to build for 2023 season
Texas A&M's spring soccer hosts a doubleheader at Ellis Field against Lamar and Baylor on Saturday. Next fall will be forward Maile Hayes' junior season in Aggieland, and she sat down for an exclusive one-on-one to look at the Maroon & White's road ahead.
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Behind The Number: Glimpse at life after retiring from college athletics
Track & Field ⋅ 6 mo ago by TexAgs
Hanging it up can be quite the challenge for student-athletes, and retiring from college athletics poses a number of lifestyle changes. In this episode, former Texas A&M track athletes Deshae Wise and Kennedy Smith discuss moving on after their athletic careers and more.
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Behind The Number: Nathan Dettmer goes inside the mental game
Texas A&M Baseball ⋅ 6 mo ago by TexAgs
Texas A&M baseball's ace Nathan Dettmer has gone through his share of ups and downs throughout his time in Aggieland. In this episode from on-site at Academy Sports & Outdoors, Dettmer spoke about the pressure that comes with being on the mound and more.
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Behind the Number: Commissioner's Trophy winner Baylor Nelson
Winner of two gold medals and one silver at last week's SEC Championships, freshman swimmer Baylor Nelson won the SEC Commissioner's Trophy for scoring the most points at the meet. Nelson spoke about the pressures of transitioning to college athletics and more.
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Behind The Number: Lauren Geczik discusses balancing academics & athletics
Texas A&M Soccer ⋅ 7 mo ago by TexAgs
Lauren Geczik is Texas A&M soccer's newly-minted captain, and she's been named to the SEC's Academic Honor Roll multiple times. Extremely disciplined on and off the pitch, Geczik shares how she navigates her high academic standards with being a high-caliber athlete.
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Behind the Number: Aaliyah Patty discusses player-coach relationships
Texas A&M women's basketball forward Aaliyah Patty is no stranger to change, having had three different coaches throughout her five-year collegiate career. Patty sat down to reveal how she has built these relationships, what it's like to play under Joni Taylor and much more.
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Behind The Number: Bryce Foster talks knee injury & rehab process
Texas A&M Football ⋅ 7 mo ago by TexAgs
Known as "The Mountain," Bryce Foster suffered a season-ending knee injury last fall, and he hopes to return to the gridiron stronger than ever in 2023. The two-sport star spoke about his injury, the recovery process and when the 12th Man can expect to see him back in action.
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