Fox sets standard for Lady Lions

Name: Bridgid Fox

School: Altoona Area

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Fox collected 21 points, including 15 in the second half, and grabbed 16 rebounds to help Altoona win its first PIAA playoff game in 13 years with a 54-33 win over Mount Lebanon.

Season update: Fox averages 14 points per game for the 21-4 Lady Lions, who play North Allegheny in the PIAA second round today.

Coach Miriam Colledge’s quote: “Bridgid is one of the most coachable players that I have ever been around. She sets the standard when it comes to knowledge of the game, playing with a purpose and commitment to a task. Her offseason workouts have helped her develop into a complete player who is averaging a double-double.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Lowe

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “Remember the Titans”

Favorite food: Buffalo chicken dip

Favorite artist: Bastille

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

Favorite professional team: Cleveland Cavaliers

Favorite college team: Ohio State

Pro athlete most admired: Kevin Love and LeBron James

Best athlete I ever competed against: Bellwood-Antis’ Alli Campbell and Erie’s Jamiya Eaddy

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad (Tom), Anita Jennings and my aunts and uncles

Proudest athletic achievement: “My AAU team, Doug West Defenders, last year won the national championship in the Silver Bracket.”

How I got my start in basketball: “It’s always been in my family. I was always with my dad when he would give lessons, and I’d shoot around.”

Future goal: To get a full-ride scholarship to play basketball in college