Garver shows versatility

Mirror Female Athlete of the Week

Name: Courtney Garver

School: Claysburg-Kimmel

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Softball

Athlete of the week achievement: Garver drove in two runs in a 12-2 win over Williamsburg on Monday, she pitched a complete-game five-hitter in a 6-4 win over Bellwood-Antis on Tuesday, and she was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs while scattering six hits in a 3-1 win over Moshannon Valley on Thursday.

Season update: Garver is 3-2 as a pitcher with 22 strikeouts and three walks in 35 innings pitched. She also is hitting .375 this season with eight RBIs. The Lady Bulldogs are 4-2.

Coach Mike Barbarini’s quote: “She’s our team captain, and she’s a leader that leads by example and is always picking everybody up and supporting them. She’s a true captain and has great heart.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Walter

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “21 Jump Street”

Favorite food: Macaroni and cheese

Favorite song: “Cake by the Ocean” by DMC East

Outside interests: Future Business Leaders of America, basketball, hanging out with friends

Favorite professional team: Cincinnati Reds

Favorite college team: Duke

Pro athlete most admired: Jennie Finch

Best athlete I ever competed against: Central’s Tierney Fernandes

Most influential person on my athletic career: My father, Jim

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the Southern Huntingdon Tournament last year.

How I got my start in softball: “My dad took me to softball tryouts when I was 9.”

Future goal: “To continue my athletic and softball careers at Washington & Jefferson College.”