College signing: Owen Kravetz: Chatham baseball

Name: Owen Kravetz

High school: Altoona Area

Hometown: Altoona

Sport: Baseball

Position: Outfielder

College choice: Chatham

Other colleges considered: Kings College, Arcadia University

Why I picked Chatham: “I loved the campus, and I felt that it was a perfect fit for academics and athletics.”

Greatest high school achievement: “Making it to the Curve Classic and District 6 championship back-to-back years”

Coach Tom Smith’s quote: “Owen is a fine young man who will represent Altoona well at the next level. He’s a solid multi-sport athlete who does extremely well in the classroom.”

How I got my start playing baseball: “I started playing baseball when I was 8 years old as my dad’s friend told me I should try it. Once I got my first hit, I fell in love with the sport.”

Favorite college growing up: University of Pittsburgh — my dad attended there.

Other interests: Hockey, weightlifting

What getting to play in college means to me: “Getting the opportunity to play in college is very special to me as I get to continue my dream. Most seniors are done playing, but I get the privilege to play another four years. I am excited to keep displaying all the hard work I’ve put into the sport up to this point.”

Probable college major: Biology — physician assistant studies

Parents: John and Beth Kravetz


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