Name: Alex Gildea
High school: Hollidaysburg
College choice: Shippensburg
Why I picked Shippensburg: "I really liked the campus, the coaching staff and the team. I felt as though Shippensburg was the right fit for me."
Greatest high school achievement: "Winning back-to-back District 6-AAA championships and playing in the second round of the PIAA state tournament."
Coach Deanna Jubeck's quote: "Throughout the last four years, Alex has developed her skills to a high level. Her determination to improve has allowed her to have a successful high school career, and her work ethic will lead her to a successful collegiate career."
How I got my start playing basketball: "My parents signed me up for elementary basketball."
Favorite college growing up: Purdue
Other interests: Horseback riding, hanging out with family and friends
What getting to play in college means to me: "Basketball has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Being able to play in college is a huge honor for me. All of the hard work has paid off."
Probable college major: Undecided
Parents: Bill and Diana Gildea