Ivy Leaf - Spring 2009

Athlete Profile: Justin Gasbarre


Sport: Basketball

Year: Junior

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

High School: Bethel Park High School

Major: Business—focus in Marketing

Post-college goals: To have a successful career in the business field, and possibly coach basketball at the high school or collegiate level.

Hobbies and interests: Playing basketball, hanging out with my friends, and Pittsburgh sports.

Favorite part about being a student-athlete: My favorite part about being a student athlete is definitely the games.

Favorite thing about your coach: One of the things that I admire about Coach Seretti is the time and dedication he puts into our team and into us as players. He is always there for us for no matter what the situation might be.

Why you chose Penn State Altoona: When I came for my visit, I loved everything about the campus, its size, its location, and the Penn State name. Coach Seretti also was a big reason why I chose to come to Altoona, as basketball was a big factor in my college decision. I am very happy with my choice.

Athlete(s) you most admire: Michael Jordan, Kevin Garnett

Favorite college team: Duke and Pitt

Favorite professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers

Words that best describe you: Heart

Something people don’t know about you: I’m not a real big Penn State fan.

Best advice I received about sports: Hard work pays off.

Biggest thrill in sports: Winning. After putting in all the time and effort into working on your game, as an individual and team, in the off-season and seeing the results of all that work pay off, there’s nothing better.