By Ashley Bean
KU star field hockey athlete, Anna Behm, will graduate from KU in spring 2016, leaving behind numerous field hockey achievements and awards.
Behm, a sports and leisure major, was named 2015 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference athlete of the year and was named athlete of the week twice. She was also awarded the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division-II First-Team All American Award.
“I would love to land a job in the sports industry,” she said. “I plan on going to graduate school after Kutztown, I’m not sure where yet.”
KU field hockey coach Marci Scheuing said, “Anna was voted by her team as a two year captain. She is an outstanding role model and team leader. She was a huge part of our success and really set a good example for our younger players.
Behm broke KU’s field hockey record for scoring goals in 10 consecutive games. She has a total of 56 career goals and 17 career assists.
Kinsey McKenrick, Seton Hill field hockey alumni, said, “Anna is one of the best forwards in the division. I was a senior when she was a freshman, so it was impressive to watch her score goals as a freshman for KU.”
Behm is on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad. She was named PSAC’s scholar athlete three different times and made Kutztown University’s Deans List last spring.
When asked if juggling college classes and a college sport was difficult, Behm said, “It was an adjustment coming in freshman year, not too hard though. I had great time management and was always respectful to my professors when I needed to miss class for games…overall it was not too difficult.”
Behm did not stop in the classroom. She is currently serving as KU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s (SAAC) president for the 2015-2016 school year. SAAC is a committee that offers a voice for student athletes on rules, regulations, and policies that affect the student-athletes’ lives on the KU campus.
During her off season, Behm keeps herself busy by working on campus for KU facilities. “I always work in the spring and over the summer to make up for what I can’t work in the fall field hockey season,” she said.
A Kutztown native, Behm graduated from Kutztown Area Senior High School in 2012. Besides playing field hockey for 10 years, she also played softball and basketball. She was a three sport athlete growing up.
“Anna is just a good person that loves KU and her teammates so much. I will really miss, not because of the player that she was, but because of the person that she is,” said Coach Scheuing.