Plymouth Whitemarsh High School senior Abby Sharpe has signed to play basketball for the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The point and shooting guard has played 79 games for Plymouth Whitemarsh and was the leading scorer for the girls varsity basketball team, which went undefeated in 2021-22 and captured the PIAA 6A Championship.
“I am most looking forward to being surrounded by athletes who have the same goals and values that I have, and who push each other to their fullest potential to compete at a high level – not to mention the cool gear!,” said Sharpe.
In addition to a state championship, she has been on the team for all three of its Suburban One League Championships, and was a member of the 2022 First-Team All-Suburban One League, the 2022 First Team All-State, and the 2022 Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery News All-County teams. She was also a Miss PA Basketball Finalist in 2022.
Sharpe shared that her experiences at Plymouth Whitemarsh have prepared her well for success at the collegiate level. The high school’s “culture of academic excellence” and the structure and discipline she learned through basketball have given her confidence in her ability to compete at an Ivy League university known for both its academic and athletic programs.
Along with athletics, Sharpe is involved in student government. She was class Vice President in her sophomore and junior years and is now the Senior Class President. She is a member of the National Business Honor Society and has earned Distinguished Honor Roll for the past three years.
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