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Alex Gildea signs with Shippensburg University basketball

June 14, 2012
The Altoona Mirror

Name: Alex Gildea

High school: Hollidaysburg

Hometown: Hollidayburg

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Sport: Basketball

Position: Guard

College choice: Shippensburg

Why I picked Shippensburg: "I really liked the campus, the coaching staff and the team. I felt as though Shippensburg was the right fit for me."

Greatest high school achievement: "Winning back-to-back District 6-AAA championships and playing in the second round of the PIAA state tournament."

Coach Deanna Jubeck's quote: "Throughout the last four years, Alex has developed her skills to a high level. Her determination to improve has allowed her to have a successful high school career, and her work ethic will lead her to a successful collegiate career."

How I got my start playing basketball: "My parents signed me up for elementary basketball."

Favorite college growing up: Purdue

Other interests: Horseback riding, hanging out with family and friends

What getting to play in college means to me: "Basketball has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Being able to play in college is a huge honor for me. All of the hard work has paid off."

Probable college major: Undecided

Parents: Bill and Diana Gildea

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