Name: Tanner Baumgartner
Athlete of the week achievement: Baumgartner had 37 service points, 59 assists, 36 digs, 34 kills, nine aces and eight blocks in Altoona's championship run in the Conestoga Valley Buckskins Classic.
Season update: The Mountain Lions lost only two sets out of 13 in the tournament.
Coach John Saboe's quote: "Tanner has been a tremendous influence. He definitely stepped into his role as a leader. He has matured so much as a player and leader. We have high expectations for him this season."
Favorite teacher: Mr. Saboe
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite movie: "Invincible"
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite song: Country music
Outside interests: Any other sports, hanging out with friends
Favorite professional team: Philadelphia Eagles
Favorite college team: Penn State
Pro athlete most admired: DeSean Jackson
Best athlete I ever played with: Mitchel Snyder
Best athlete I ever competed against: Brett Koelle
Most influential person on my athletic career: My father
Proudest athletic achievement: Going undefeated last year
How I got my start in volleyball: Both my parents played at the collegiate level and I was just brought up with it
Future goal: To do well this season with the team we have