Samantha Eakes received her doctorate in physical therapy from NIU in 2016. While studying at NIU, Sam played for the women’s volleyball team (check out a game during the season–they’re a blast)! Her involvement in athletics makes her a natural fit for the field of physical therapy, and she intends to pursue her interest in treating and educating female athletes in addition to a general orthopedic practice.
Sam lives in DeKalb with her husband, Luke. Through her experience with NIU athletics, she has been asked to announce Huskie volleyball games for ESPN3. She is a member of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Academy.