Former Lady Lion Gizelle Studevent authors book

May 24, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Former Penn State Lady Lion Gizelle Studevent (La Jolla, Calif.) has added the title of author to her resume with the printing of her book "Bridges," which is on sale now at

The 278-page book was written during Studevent's time at Penn State and shares her personal journey that includes overcoming near-fatal car accident and a battle against bullying in high school to become a community leader and the creator of anti-bullying program Penn State Athletes Take Action (PSATA). The book is a collection of letters written by Studevent through her experiences that discuss topics from politics to race to religion to sexual orientation.

Studevent's impact at Penn State will be felt for years to come off the court with the development of PSATA. The program has Penn State student-athletes visits local middle schools monthly to talk about bullying and its impact. Studevent was recently recognized as a member of the inaugural Allstate WBCA Good Works Team that honors volunteerism and civic involvement and the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. On the court, Studevent completed her career by scoring a personal-best 61 points this season, including several key scores that spurred on Lady Lion rallies. She also pulled in 21 rebounds, had six steals and two blocks.

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  • Cover of book Bridges by former Lady Lion basketball player Gizelle Studevent

    Former Lady Lion Gizelle Studevent's new book, "Bridges."

    IMAGE: Penn State

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Last Updated May 24, 2013