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.
Food- Mozzarella Cheese
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