Female Athlete of Week: B-A’s Campbell strives to improve

Name: Alli Campbell

School: Bellwood-Antis

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Campbell had 26 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and five steals in a 79-55 victory over rival Juniata Valley and then collected 29 points, 13 rebounds, 10 steals and seven assists in a 77-38 win over previously unbeaten Moshannon Valley.

Season update: Campbell is averaging 27.9 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 4.6 steals and 1.6 blocks per game and has 1,680 career points.

Coach Jim Swaney’s quote: “Alli is always looking to improve her game. She works very hard at being the best player she can be and spends countless hours looking to improve. I believe she is the best player in Pennsylvania. She is a true student athlete, very well respected on the court and in the classroom. Alli is a great kid.”

Favorite teacher: Mrs. Stinson

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: “Polar Express”

Favorite food: Aki’s steak and fried rice

Favorite song: “No Stylist” by French Montana

Outside interests: Hanging with friends, training at DSP

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite college team: Notre Dame

Pro athlete most admired: LeBron James

Best athlete I ever competed against: Everett’s Kaitlyn Maxwell

Most influential person on my athletic career: My parents, Drew Shubik and my coaches

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning a state championship, committing to University of Notre Dame and being a finalist at the USA U17 basketball trials

How I got my start in basketball: First and second grade Northern Blair Rec League

Future goal: Win another state title