Since her freshman year, Hanover Park’s Ava Gammo has used her love for others to help unite the girls’ varsity basketball team.
“I always want to make sure everyone gets the chance to get their share of having the ball,” the senior said.
Gammo learned to incorporate her ability to map out plays both in and out of the game. In addition to seeing the court and always looking for the extra pass, the basketball player has used her skills to enhance her decision making.
“I’m really good with time management now,” Gammo said. “I think about how this could affect me with basketball or school.”
Despite her gift of encouraging others, the student-athlete admitted to being her own biggest critic.
“I am definitely hard on myself,” she said.
Although she confessed her lack in self-confidence on the court, Gammo has achieved several accomplishments during her high school years. The point guard was a part of the first New Jersey team to win the Rose Classic Tournament during her time with the New Jersey Panthers. Additionally, she played with D1 players such as Blair Watson of the University of Maryland and Abby Schubiger of Colgate University.
Gammo hopes to cash in on the Hornets’ unity and add another conference championship win to the list.
“We’re a veteran team,” the senior said. “We’ve been playing with each other since middle school. We know each other really well.”
Name: Ava Gammo
Position(s): point guard/ guard
Fun fact about yourself: I love to help people and put a smile on someone’s face.
Dream job: nurse practitioner
Pet peeve: chewing with your mouth open
Role model: my sister
Show on Netflix: Grey’s Anatomy
Sport to watch: football
Professional team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Vacation: Jersey Shore
Just For Fun
Biggest accomplishment so far: playing with D1 players
Choose a super-power and why: read minds, curious/interested
Best class you’ve taken at HP: Anatomy
Best teacher you’ve had at HP: Coach Wear
Where someone can find you after school: basketball practice