On December 21, junior Grace Galbavy scored her 1,000th point in a game against Upper Perkiomen. The girls won 79 to 19, marking their 5th at home win. PV Voice sports editor Samantha Rehling interviewed Galbavy about her newest accomplishment and love for the sport.
What is your favorite part about playing basketball?
Galbavy: I love playing the game itself in general, but the people I’ve met and the connections I’ve made through the sport are a fun part of it.
How did you feel after the game where you scored 1,000 points?
Galbavy: It was exciting to achieve something that I always wanted to do since I first started playing. Looking up at the banner and seeing those names all those years definitely was something that motivated me.
What is one goal you have in mind to accomplish in the future?
Galbavy: My goal for the future is to win a state championship.
How long have you been playing basketball?
Galbavy: Since 3rd grade, so around 8 years.
Who is someone you look up to?
Galbavy: I look up to my parents. They’ve taught me such important lessons and values throughout life, and I couldn’t be thankful enough to have them guide me through life and teach me things along the way.
What is one piece of advice you have for aspiring athletes?
Galbavy: Stay disciplined if you want to achieve more than others, no days off.
How do you motivate yourself or get yourself in the right mindset before a game?
Galbavy: I would say mostly knowing the scout for that team is what really makes me confident and gets me in the right mindset.
Can you describe what basketball means to you?
Galbavy: Basketball has been such a big part of my life for so many years. It has taught me so many important lessons outside of the sport, and I couldn’t be more thankful to have found something that I love so much.
Can you share a favorite memory you have with basketball?
Galbavy: Personally, it was beating Spring-Ford for the first time last year. I feel like it helped me get my confidence back and get back to playing basketball the way I knew how.
What has been your favorite memory specifically from high school?
Galbavy: Winning the District 1 Championship last year as sophomores. Everything about the weird week leading up to that game, and that whole day itself was something that I’ll never forget.