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Frank, AAHS off to solid start

Female Athlete of the Week

Isabella Frank

Name: Isabella Frank

School: Altoona Area

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Sport: Tennis

Athlete of the week achievement: Frank, playing at No. 1 singles, won in straight sets in matches against Central’s top seed and Thomas Jefferson’s returning No. 1 player.

Season update: Altoona is off to a 2-0 start with 6-0 and 5-0 victories.

Coach Eric Hovan’s quote: “Isabella has had a tremendous beginning to her senior season. She really worked hard over the summer and had a great week of challenge matches. She has great focus on the court and competes really well. I’m so proud of the player and the person that she is. I’m really excited to see what she can accomplish this season.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Spayd

Favorite subject: Science

Favorite movie: “The Notebook”

Favorite food: The Meadows of Greenwood frozen custard

Favorite song: “White Ferrari” by Frank Ocean

Outside interests: Art, traveling

Favorite professional team: Golden State Warriors

Favorite college team: Penn State

Pro athlete most admired: Coco Gauff

Best athlete I ever competed against: My teammates

Most influential person on my athletic career: Coach Hovan and Matt Stopp

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the District 6 Class 3A team championship last year

How I got my start in tennis: “My older sister, Abigail, played.”

Future goal: Graduate from college and become a nurse practitioner

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