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Alex Gildea

March 13, 2012
The Altoona Mirror

Name: Alex Gildea

School: Hollidaysburg

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Gildea scored 17 in a victory over Elizabeth Forward in the first round of the PIAA class AAA playoffs.

Season update: Gildea is averaging 15.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

Coach Deanna Jubeck's quote: "She's been our hardest worker. Most of the time she is the last one out of the gym. She has really picked up for us over the last few weeks, and it has gotten us to the point we are in the playoffs. She knows when she has to score and knows when to get her teammates involved."

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Adams

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: "The Dark Knight"

Favorite food: Macaroni and cheese quesadillas

Favorite song: No preference

Outside interests: Hanging out with friends and family

Favorite professional team: Miami Heat

Favorite college team: Notre Dame

Pro athlete most admired: Mia Hamm

Best athlete I ever played with: Morgan Griffith

Best athlete I ever competed against: Halee Adams

Most influential person on my athletic career: My friends, family and my coaches

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning districts two years in a row

How I got my start in basketball: "I got into a basketball camp when I was in kindergarten."

Future goal: "To attend college and play basketball."

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