Sam. Not Samantha. No airs, and no pretending when she's not 'winning.' Willing to punch fear in the face! What I love about her is that there's an active conversation going on. She is interested in what is being said and is sharing. She's mentally and physically strong...she wouldn't mind if you didn't ask her to be.
Something else that caught my eye is that she drives a STICK! Who still does that? Knowing how is one thing, but doin' it?! That's some mid-western-forget-you-cinderblock-throwing gumption, right there. (No. 6 of the '250...mofos.')