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Male Spotlight Athlete of the Week Christian Musser

Mar. 11—Name: Christian Musser

School: Shanksville-Stonycreek

Age: 18

Grade: 12

Sports: Basketball, baseball and golf

Parents: Reggie and Diane Musser, of Stoystown

Athletic achievements: In basketball, over 1,000 career points, 2023-24 all-WestPAC selection and 2023-24 District 5 Class 1A first-team pick; in baseball, 2023 all-WestPAC pick, 2023 Somerset County first-team selection, 2023 Walter "Gutch" Bodziak Award winner and 2022 Somerset County second-team pick.

Coach's quote: "Christian was an outstanding competitor that was willing to do whatever we needed, but he was at his best with the ball in his hands. His achievement of being a four-year starter and scoring over 1,000 career points speaks to the dedication and hard work he put in. Christian is an even better young man than a player, and we are proud to have him represent Shanksville-Stonycreek." — Shanksville-Stonycreek boys basketball coach Matt Long

Favorite subject: Math

Favorite movie: "The Waterboy"

Favorite video game: "Madden NFL"

Favorite food: Chicken pot pie

Favorite teacher (subject taught): Gary Noble (biology)

Favorite song: "Open the Gate" by Zach Bryan

Favorite app on your phone: Instagram

Outside interests: Hunting, fishing and hanging out with friends

If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?: A bald eagle because I would be able to see awesome views and have the ability to fly.

Favorite athletic team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Athlete most admired: Former Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards forward Michael Jordan

Most influential person on my athletic career: My father, Reggie

Most impressive athlete that you have competed against: Berlin Brothersvalley senior and Gannon University basketball signee Pace Prosser

Proudest athletic achievement: Scoring 1,000 career points

How I got my start: I loved playing sports ever since I was a kid. Sports have had a large impact on my family and I love to compete.

Attend Pitt-Johnstown to major in civil engineering. — Jake Oswalt