Monica Yustak Zajicek '87
A two-time First Team All-Presidents' Athletic Conference
performer, Carlynton High School graduate Monica Yustak helped lead the Grove
City College women's basketball team to its first Presidents' Athletic
Conference championship in 1987.
Yustak earned the conference's Most Valuable Player award after averaging 16 points and 8.7 rebounds per game during the 1986-87 season. That year, Grove City completed a 12-0 conference record and finished 17-3 overall, including a 9-1 mark at home under head coach Susan Roberts.
Yustak earned First Team All-PAC in both 1986 and 1987 after capturing Second Team recognition following the 1984-85 season, her first at the College.
She led the team in scoring as a senior after ranking second on the team as both a sophomore and a junior. As a sophomore, she averaged a "double-double" with 14.4 points and 10 rebounds per game while also shooting 80 percent at the foul line.
For her career, Yustak averaged 15.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. She concluded her career as the No. 3 all-time leading scorer at the College with 960 points in just three seasons.
Yustak became just the second player in program history to score 300 or more points in three different seasons.
Yustak earned a bachelor of science degree in biology/secondary education in 1987. She is employed by the Moon Area School District as a middle school science teacher.