Where are they now? Kim Sitzmann
Kim Sitzmann played for the Lady Trojan women’s basketball team from 2006 until 2010. The Forum recently caught up with her to ask a few questions.
Forum: What team are you currently playing for?
Sitzmann: I play for the Collie Crane Hire Southwest Slammers in Banbury, Western Australia. I’ve been there for two seasons. Just finished the second.
Forum: How is the season going for you so far?
Sitzmann: We made it to the Semi-finals this year, after winning the championship the first season.Forum: What is the most exciting thing to happen to you as a professional?
Sitzmann: Most exciting would definitely be winning the championship that first season. The Slammers women’s program has never won more than eight games in a single season before the 2012 season and we went 20-7 that year. I was awarded the MVP of the Grand Final (championship game). Highlight of my career for sure!
Forum: What has the experience of playing overseas been like?
Sitzmann: Playing overseas has been a dream come true! I love making friends all over the globe and getting to experience all the different cultures! It’s crazy different from place to place – Holland, Germany, and Australia.
Forum: What did you learn while playing here at UALR that you still use now?
Sitzmann: Coach Foley taught me how to keep my mind open to endless opportunities. Don’t play the game like a robot. And how to play with your heart and leave it all on the court. If I’m going to keep playing professionally, then I’m going to give it my all!
Forum: What is your ultimate goal as a professional?
Sitzmann: My ultimate goal as a professional would be to keep climbing the ladder and maybe one day get to play in front of my friends and family on my home grounds.