Where Are They Now? – Sarah Kyser

February 17, 2021 – This week we catch up with Sarah Kyser, a former LCCC Women’s Basketball student-athlete. Sarah continued her path with LCCC and now works in the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation department. 

 

 


 

Sarah Kyser, Women’s Basketball

Major: Exercise Science

High School: Traverse City in MI

4-Year School: University of Akron

Hometown: Strongsville, OH (Grew up in Traverse City, MI.)

 

 


 

What are you up to these days? (Career/Family/Kids)

I work at LCCC in the HPER department, managing student workers, building supervisors, rentals and many other things. I like to workout, shoot hoops and rock climb. I love going on hikes in the Metro Parks and traveling.

 

Did you continue your education or playing career at a four-year college? 

I got my bachelors in exercise science through the partnership program at LCCC.

 

What are some honors you or your team earned at LCCC (Athletically/Academically)? Records held or broken?

I had All Team Academic Awards each year – that means I had over a 3.5 GPA.

 

Were there any obstacles you had to overcome as an athlete or in life? (Injuries/Other)

Sprained ankle at the beginning of my second season, but our trainer Bree is amazing and got me back on my feet in no time.

 

What are some of your favorite memories at LCCC?

Traveling to different states and our over night trips were always fun.

 

Are there teammates/coaches/professors you still keep in touch with today?

Sometimes I’ll send out a group message to get some girls to play, but with COVID we’re not allowed to play games. 

 

Do you still compete in athletics or coach? Other interests/hobbies?

I do not coach or compete still. Other hobbies: lifting weights, shooting hoops, rock climbing inside and outdoors, hiking and reading.

 

What sports/activities did you compete in during your high school days?

Basketball.

 

What advice would you give an incoming student-athlete?

Take advantage of the ability to play at the next level. You’ll face some hard teams, but I think it’s important to get a long with each other, practice how you want to play, train hard and work in the off season. You can’t get better unless you hold yourself accountable and set standards to grow.
 

What is something cool or unique about you that you’d like to share?

I got into rock climbing when I started working at On The Rocks Climbing Gym in Amherst. I started there when we opened in 2018. I was still in school and looking for another job and thought “hey this should be fun!” And it is! I never would’ve thought I’d be rock climbing regularly, or taking trips to different states to climb outside. It’s a new challenge, and it’s really fun.