Breanne Byers

Breanne Byers

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Learn more about Breanne Byers in the latest Student-Athlete Spotlight. Byers, a native of Chambersburg, Pa. and a 2018 graduate of the Chambersburg Area School District is in the midst of her freshman season as a middle hitter on the Penn State Mont Alto women's volleyball team. 

Breanne is a Physical Therapy Assistant major at Penn State Mont Alto.

Why did you choose Penn State Mont Alto?

  • I chose Penn State Mont Alto because it gave me the chance to get a Penn State education while staying close to home. Mont Alto also has a great PTA program!

What is your major and why?

  • My major is PTA because I wanted a career where I could be in the healthcare field and help people directly. Physical Therapist Assistants also have the opportunity to assist people in all settings and stages of life, which I think will help to make my career more diverse. 

What has been your favorite course at Mont Alto and why?

  • So far, my favorite course has beenthe PT lab because I get to learn about and practice therapy techniques that I will use in my future career. I really enjoy working with my classmates to improve our physical therapy skills.

What is your favorite inspirational quote and who said it?

  • “Before you complain today, be grateful you have breath to complain with.” – Lecrae

What is the hardest part of your sport?

  • The hardest part of volleyball is the constant stop-and-go nature of the game. Each point is completely different than the last. Immediate reactions are key, and each individual play is very fast-paced.

Name one obstacle or form of adversity you have had to overcome.

  • My junior year of high school I tore my meniscus while playing volleyball. Fortunately, it was during the offseason and did not limit me greatly. I have been very blessed throughout my life and volleyball career.

What advice do you have for a prospective Mont Alto student-athlete?

  • Always work hard at whatever you do, whether you are in the classroom, on the court/field, or anywhere else. Going the extra mile always pays off.          

FAVORITE:

Color- Blue

Food- Mozzarella Cheese

Restaurant- Panera

Movie- A Walk to Remember

TV Show- This is Us

Musical Artist- NF

Athlete- Carrie Walsh-Jennings

Pro Team- Dallas Cowboys

Most Prized Possession- My car

Biggest Fear- Mice