Glen Este High School sports standout Barb Petty will be continuing her education and athletic career at Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Penn.
She earned 12 varsity letters at GEHS, four each in tennis, basketball, and fast pitch softball. She was a Fort Ancient Valley Conference (FAVC) Buckeye Division all-star in tennis and basketball and earned all-city status on the hardwood. Outside of athletics she is a member of the National Honor Society, a Scholar-Athlete, and a member of the yearbook staff. She also coached an AAU girls basketball team.
Three prep athletic events are in the forefront of her recollections of outstanding moments of her career.
“This year we beat Winton Woods for the first time in four years in basketball. . . I finished third in first singles in the FAVC (tennis) Tournament…My junior year when we beat Mason in basketball was exciting.”
"I like the campus and the coaches and the girls were nice," said Barb who plans to major in physical therapy. "It felt right and it's away from home. I always wanted to go to college out of state."
"We've very pleased with her decision about college," said Barb's mom, Loretta.
"The college is beautiful. The coach is super and we met a good group of kids up there," said Barb's dad, Don. "As long as she's happy, we're happy."
Barb is very grateful to her family for their contributions to her success in life and sports.
"My mom and dad always pushed me. They were always there for me...My brother (Donnie) was always there for me, too."
"She was a rare four-year varsity starter," said Jeff Click, Glen Este head girls basketball coach. "She has very good overall basketball skills. I will never forget how hard she had to work to successfully overcome her ACL injury."