Abby Unger, daughter of Tim and Lisa Unger, is our Jet’s Pizza Female Athlete of the Week.
She is a senior at Franklin High School and a member of the varsity girls basketball team. She plays the positions of shooting guard and wing.
Unger said that one of her biggest accomplishments this season was making a steal and buzzer beater with 2.2 seconds left in the game when the team was down by one point.
She said she has been playing basketball since a very young age, so young that she cannot remember exactly when she began.
When asked what inspires her to train and compete she said, “I want our team to be as successful as possible, so I work hard to better the whole team.”
FHS girls basketball coach, John Wild said of Unger, “Abby was named to the All District team. She hit the game winning shot in a district tournament game versus Ravenwood. She also scored a 32 on her ACT.”
One of her biggest role models and inspirations is her father, Tim. She said she looks up to him due to his intelligence and strong work ethic.
After graduating, Unger plans to attend either The University of Alabama or the University of Georgia.