Female Athlete of Week: Kendrick always gives max effort

Name: Breana Kendrick

School: Tussey Mountain

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Kendrick scored 32 points and was named the MVP of the Richland Tournament, helping the Lady Titans to wins against Homer-Center and Conemaugh Valley.

Season update: Kendrick is averaging a team-high 14.4 points to go along with 3.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.9 steals. Tussey is 7-0.

Coach Todd Gates’ quote: “She had 100 percent participation in our offseason summer league games, camps and open gyms. She was the only girl that did that. Obviously, she puts forth 100 percent effort no matter what it is, she treats it like it’s a district championship game.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Brode

Favorite subject: Chemistry

Favorite movie: “We’re the Millers”

Favorite food: Mashed potatoes

Favorite song: “Take It Out On Me” by Florida Georgia Line

Outside interests: Attending youth group, hanging out with friends, and playing backyard sports with my neighbors

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Pirates

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Kobe Bryant

Best athlete I ever played with: Altoona’s Darby Lee

Best athlete I ever competed against: Hollidaysburg’s Ashley McClain

Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach John Swogger

Proudest athletic achievement: Being named MVP of the Richland Holiday Basketball Tournament this year

How I got my start in basketball: Upward Basketball at Beavertown Bible Church

Future goal: To become a physical therapist