Reaching for the Stars!
American collegiate and professional basketball player Michelle Marciniak's first sport was gymnastics. Michelle
started in the developmental programs at Parkettes National Gymnastic Training Center in Allentown, PA, where UPGC
co-owner Lynn Wingert coached.
"I was out there doing cartwheels until I was eight," Marciniak recalls. After her basketball career,
Michelle went on to found a successful company. While coaching at Parkettes, Lynn Wingert remembers Marciniak's
work ethic. "Even at 5 years old Michelle was working hard at every practice and I knew with that attitude
there was no limit to what Michelle and her teammates could accomplish!"