Kromm Named First Team ALL-GLVC
by Steve Kratochvil
One of the major reasons for the resurgence of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside women’s basketball program has been the play of 5-foot, 10-inch forward Sammy Kromm. This season, after the Rangers posted 11 victories and qualified for the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) tournament for the second time in two years, Kromm became the first women’s basketball player at UW-Parkside to receive first-team all-GLVC honors.
Kromm finished as the league’s leading scorer, averaging 19.8 points per game – a full point ahead of the next highest scorer.
“Sammy is a dominant player inside for us,” said Rangers’ head coach Jenny Knight. “I look forward to even better things from her in the future as we continue to improve collectively.”
Kromm was seventh in the GLVC in rebounding (7.1 per game). She led the league in offensive rebounds (3.71 per game) and was second in field-goal percentage (.590).
The West Brooklyn, Ill., native averaged 14.4 points per game as a freshman, notched a double-double (13 points and 11 rebounds) in her first collegiate game, and was named GLVC Freshman of the Year for the 2001-2002 season.
Kromm was a first-team all-state selection for West Brooklyn’s Mendota High School and was one of the “top 25 players to watch” in the USA Today.