Two sibling pairs find right fit at Point Park
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From Baldwin High School to Point Park University, the distance is short.
It is a big reason why two brother-sister tandems decided to make the move.
Despite their age differences, the reasons for attending Point Park are the same for Jesse and Lindsey Pesanka and Dan and Julie Campbell: athletics, academics and location.
They say having the opportunity to get an education and play the sports they love offered the most appeal.
This past season, Jesse Pesanka finished up his junior year as a first baseman/outfielder on the Point Park baseball team, while his younger sister, Lindsey, completed her sophomore year as the Pioneers' softball shortstop.
Dan Campbell, a catcher, also was a junior on the Pioneers' baseball team, while his sister, Julie, just completed her freshman year as a utility player on the softball team.
Both sets of siblings are supportive of each other, and there is some competition involved to help increase the intensity level. The Pesankas particularly enjoy comparing stats and involve themselves in a home run competition.
"Every season, we always see who had the best stats," Jesse Pesanka said. "This helps us play at a higher level."
And while Jesse Pesanka and Dan Campbell had no major influence on their sisters' decisions to attend Point Park, Lindsey Pesanka and Julie Campbell enjoy having the support of their older brothers at school.
"At first, it was kind of weird, but now we are kind of growing up and are used to each other," Lindsey Pesanka said of her brother. "I love having him around."
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