Penn State basketball player turns anti-bullying advocate

Written by The Associated Press | May 26, 2013 5:30 AM

(State College) A former Penn State women's basketball player has taken to writing to resume the anti-bullying efforts she championed off the court.

Gizelle Studevent's book, "Bridges," debuted this month on

It draws in part on Studevent's own experiences being bullied in high school while growing up in southern California, and the life lessons she's drawn since then.

Studevent just finished her four-year career for the Lady Lions.

She was a key reserve on the back-to-back Big Ten regular-season championship teams.

Studevent also started the program Penn State Athletes Take Action, in which athletes visited a local middle school to talk about bullying and its impact.

Studevent says she plans to stay in the State College area to expand the program to other Centre County schools.

Find more stories about bullying at the Pushed Around project.

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