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Abby Showers

June 3, 2013
The Altoona Mirror

Name: Abby Showers

School: Philipsburg-Osceola

Age: 16

Grade: Sophomore

Sport: Softball

Athlete of the week achievement: Showers went 3-for-4 with two triples and three RBIs and a stolen base in P-O's 8-7 win over Ligonier Valley in the District 6 Class AA championship game.

Season update: P-O, now 21-1, plays Chartiers-Houston in the PIAA first round today.

Coach Jim Gonder's quote: "Abby's been our leader. We've been putting it on her shoulders. She's really had several clutch hits throughout the playoffs. As she's going, we're going.''

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Miller

Favorite subject: Gym

Favorite movie: "Pitch Perfect''

Favorite food: Snack wrap

Favorite song: "Hall of Fame'' by The Script

Outside interests: Playing basketball, volleyball and golf, and hanging out with friends and family

Favorite professional team: New York Yankees

Favorite college team: Penn State

Athlete most admired: Penn State volleyball player Deja McClendon

Best athlete I ever played with: Kate Burge

Best athlete I ever competed against: Ligonier Valley's Maddy Grimm

Most influential person on my athletic career: "My mom [Stephanie] and Doug Myers.''

Proudest athletic achievement: "Winning back-to-back district titles in softball.''

How I got my start in softball: "My mom signed me up when I was in third grade, and I tried out.''

Future goal: "In softball, I want to win a state championship with my team.''

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