Kaycie Reffner

Name: Kaycie Reffner

School: Altoona

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Reffner scored 20 points and hit three 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter of the Lady Lions’ victory at Bishop Guilfoyle. She also had nine points in a regular-season finale victory over Williamsport.

Season update: Reffner averages nearly 10 points and five assists per game for the 15-7 Lady Lions.

Coach Jill Helsel’s quote: “[The BG game] was probably her best overall game from a standpoint of directing her teammates and staying under control and hitting the open kid. At the end of the game, she hit some tough shots, one with a hand in her face. She decided that she was going to be the leader that night.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Martin

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Pitch Perfect”

Favorite food: Chicken stir fry

Favorite song: “Nothing Like Us” by Justin Bieber

Outside interests: Playing soccer

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Duke

Pro athlete most admired: Kobe Bryant

Best athlete I ever played with: Lauren Hippo

Best athlete I ever competed against: No preference

Most influential person on my athletic career: My coaches and my brother, Shane

Proudest athletic achievement: Getting a Division I scholarship at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C.

How I got my start in basketball: “I was put in a [Central Blair Recreation Commission] league in second grade and have been playing ever since.”

Future goal: “Own my own interior design store.”