AOTW: Gianna Roberts, sophomore basketball player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week-1/23-1/28 Why Gianna Roberts was selected: Gianna Roberts recorded a double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds as the Lady Colonels just fell short in a loss to Delaware Valley on Saturday 1/27. Congratulations, Gianna!


Nicole Gaetani

Gianna Roberts, sophomore basketball player

Name: Gianna Roberts

Year: Sophomore

Major: Business Management

Minor: Sports Management

Hometown: Nanticoke, Pa.

High School: Greater Nanticoke Area

Position: Forward

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I planned on staying local after graduating high school. Wilkes also has a great business program that caught my attenttion.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

I eventually want to open my own No-Kill animal shelter like Blue Chip Farm located in Dallas, Pa.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

Continue to do well in classes, building and growing relationships on and off the court.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

I love to volunteer at the local animal shelter, hangout with friends, wakeboard, and go camping.

A quote you live your life by?

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

Favorite building on campus?

Marts Center

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I started playing when I was in 2nd grade for something to do with friends, but continued to play beacuse I fell in love with the game.

Favorite thing to do during practice?

Play old farts and babies, a shooting game where the upper classman (old farts) go up against the underclassman (babies), the day before a game.

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

It means taking pride in your school and what it can do for you to help you grow as an individual. Being thankful for the opporunities that are provided at this school and making the most of them.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?