Pedigree: This week’s Pioneer Focus goes to sophomore basketball player Neil Gingerich. Gingerich led the way for Malone to capture the first win of the season. Neil shot an impressive 70 percent (7-10) from the field and grabbed 5 boards in the 91-69 victory over Silver Lake University.
Get to know the junior from Millersberg, Oh…
Previous College: Ohio Valley University
Major: Communication Arts
Q: Why did you transfer to Malone?
A: I really felt like I fit the culture here and I knew a lot of people here too.
Q: How has your experience as a Pioneer been thus far?
A: I like it here. I enjoy the professors and how helpful they are. I love playing basketball here, so it has been good overall.
Q: When did you start playing basketball?
A: I began when I was five or six.
Q: Who inspired you to play?
A: My cousin Chris Miller who played basketball and baseball here at Malone.
Q: Who is your idol?
A: Lebron James
Q: What do you want to do with your major?
A: Make a lot of money!
Q: What’s your favorite part about holidays?
A: Not having to do anything and being able to chill at home with my family.
Q: Pie or cake?
Q: Dogs or cats?
Q: What’s a unique thing about you?
A: I really enjoy golfing.
Q: What super power would you pick?
A: Flying, so I can get to places fast.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A: With a job somewhere making money and beginning to start a family
Q: Who is the funniest person on the team?
A: Dimitrije Gudovski
Q: Recite your favorite movie line.
A: “This is Sparta!!!!” (300)