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Female Athlete of Week: Fox a ‘lethal player’ for Altoona

Name: Bridgid Fox

School: Altoona Area

Age: 18

Grade: Senior

Sport: Basketball

Athlete of the week achievement: Fox delivered 17 points and 15 rebounds in a 46-39 win over State College and had 17 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots in a 73-38 rout of Chambersburg.

Season update: Fox is averaging 15 points, 13 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game while shooting 50 percent from the field.

Coach Miriam Colledge’s quote: “Bridgid has continued on where she left off last year — dominating the boards and scoring from all areas of the floor. When you factor in her basketball I.Q., that makes her a very lethal player in our system. More importantly, she is such a terrific leader and representative for our team, school and community. Our program is fortunate to have her for another season, and I know I personally will cherish these last few months.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Lowe, Mr. DeRubis

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: “Remember the Titans”

Favorite food: Mike’s Court’s Italian nachos

Favorite song: “I have so many.”

Outside interests: Volleyball, hanging out with friends, reading, watching movies

Favorite professional team: Cleveland Cavaliers

Favorite college teams: Ohio State, Detroit Mercy

Pro athlete most admired: Kevin Love

Best athlete I ever competed against: Erie’s Jamiya Eddy

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad (Tom)

Proudest athletic achievement: 2016 U.S. Junior Nationals Silver Division national championship

How I got my start in basketball: “When I was 3, I would go to The Building II with my dad while he gave lessons.”

Future goal: To have a successful academic and athletic career at the University of Detroit Mercy

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