Sophomore starting forward Tom Gonzales has only been on campus one year, however, he has already left us with a lasting impression. Not only is Tom a 4.0 Pre-med student, excelling in Science and earning the highest GPA you can attain each of his last three semesters, he is a force in the post with his unrelenting work ethic. This season Tom has made an impact on the floor, grabbing rebounds and spinning the ball off the glass with finesse. In a game on Friday night Tom led all scorers with a career high, double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds. He shot an impressive 9-11 from the floor, shooting perfect from the three-point and free throw lines. Tom also added 3 steals and 3 assists in this career high performace.
Get to know Tom Gonzales:
Q: Where are you from? What awards did you earn in the past (high school or college)?
A: Right now I live in Grand Prarie, Texas. The awards I am most proud of are being the LL League Section 4 MVP, a 2 time LL League All-Star, recieving the LCHS Crusader Basketball Academic Award for the highest GPA twice in my career, making the Dean's list at Penn State, and recieving PSUAC Academic All Conference last year.
Q: What is your favorite part of playing your sport?
A: Being able to be a part of the team and getting better each day. Also, learning about different people from all walks of life.
Q: What is your pre-game ritual?
A: I go to Chipotle before every game. Also, I listen to my pre-game playlist and stretch constantly before the game.
Q: Do you have any hopes, season outlooks or goals for your career or your team in general?
A: I hope to win a couple more games before the season is over and contribute as best as I can to make the team successful.
Q: What do you like about playing at PSU Scranton?
A: I like being able to play for a small campus and also get a great education at Penn State.
Q: What is your favorite sport/team (professional or otherwise)?
A: San Antonio Spurs
You can check out our player of the week Tom and the rest of the PSU Scranton Lions in action tonight as they travel to conference rivals PSU Hazleton at 8pm!