Name: Rita (Anderson)?Lanza
Residence: Mars, Pa.
High school: Altoona, Class of 85
My favorite sport: Basketball
I usually attend games with: My husband,?Sam
Favorite high school team: Mars High?School
Favorite college team: Pitt
Favorite pro team: Steelers
My favorite sports memory: Beating Seton LaSalle in high school girls basketball my senior year at the Fitzgerald Fieldhouse before thousands of Altoona fans.
The local athlete I’ve most enjoyed watching while growing up: Lisa Fubio
My all-time favorite local coach: Art Taneyhill
The most famous athlete I ever met: Carlton?Haselrig
My most prized autograph or picture is of: A photo of my UPJ team that made it to the Division II Final Four in basketball my sophomore year
If I have a claim to fame as a fan, it would be: I was at the Pitt basketball game when Jerome Lane shattered the backboard on a dunk
If I were the boss of local sports, the one rule I would enforce would be: Minimal parental communication with coaches during games
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