This week’s Pioneer Focus goes to junior point guard Selana Reale for her outstanding performance in the GLIAC tournament. Reale helped her team reach the GLIAC tournament championship game where the Pioneers fell by a narrow margin, losing 53-49 to Northern Michigan University.
Reale averaged 14.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and four assists in the two victories over the fourth seeded Ashland University Eagles and the number one seeded Wayne State Warriors. Reale also earned First team All-GlIAC recognition for her contributions.
Get to know the basketball player from Uniontown, Ohio…
Q: What is your major?
A: Integrated Science
Q: What high school did you attend?
A: Green High School – BULLDOG FOR LIFE!
Q: When did you start playing basketball?
A: 2nd grade
Q: Any nicknames?
A: Selay or Crack
Q: Have you always played point guard?
A: Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been the shortest, so that is where my coaches first put me.
Q: Favorite flavor of ice cream?
A: Tie between mint chocolate chip and cookies ‘n’ cream. It’s always a good day when the cafeteria has both!
Q: What is your dream vacation spot?
Q: What is your favorite memory from Malone basketball?
A: Beating Ashland and Wayne State to get to the GLIAC championship. And getting to spend a week in Hawaii!
Q: Of all your teammates, which one would be most likely to run for president?
A: Sarah Bardall
Q: What is your dream job?
A: Play basketball for a living!
Q: Where do you hope to be in five years?
A: Hopefully teaching and coaching somewhere!
Q: Which actor would you pick to play you in a movie about your team?
A: Monica Geller from Friends since she is so competitive, always has to win and is a close friend! We go way back and still get lunch from time to time.
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Q: Would you rather have fingers as long as your legs or legs as long as your fingers?
A: Finger as long as your legs
Q: Favorite class you’ve ever taken?
Q: Piece of advice you would give a future women’s basketball player at Malone?
A: Serious note: Try to get close with your teammates. The closer you are with your team, the more you want to work hard for them.
Even more serious: You better get good at ultimate Frisbee!
Cory Veldhuizen is a contributing writer for The Aviso AVW.