More Than Wrestling
Freestyle wrestler Franklin Gomez has had much success on the wrestling mat. But he has also dealt with a lot of adversity. Those struggles have helped shape who he is today, which to him is far more than wrestling.
About the Contributors
Senior / Broadcast Journalism
I am a senior at Penn State University from Suwanee, Georgia. I am a Broadcast Journalism Major minoring in Business. Along with my academics, I am a member of the Penn State Women’s Basketball team.
As a student at Penn State, I’ve had the privilege to work on my radio reporting, newspaper editing, and on camera skills in various classes. During the summer of 2015, I had the opportunity to job shadow women’s basketball analyst LaChina Robinson while she was working with the Atlanta Dream WNBA team’s “Dream TV”. This past summer I interned with WPSU Sports. I am also involved in several organizations on campus: Penn State Athletes Take Action, Athlete Director’s Leadership Institute, and National Society of Leadership and Success.
I am very passionate about basketball and plans to play after I graduate. I have played since the age of 7 and just finished up my third season on the Penn State women’s basketball team. I nearly doubled all of my statistics from the previous year and was awarded the team’s Most Improved Player, and Academic Achievement at this year’s banquet. Because of my love for basketball, I plan to seek a profession that will keep her around it as long as I can.