Hannah Hedstrom racked up the accolades in the 2018-19 season, being named to the Patriot League’s All-Defensive Team and its Academic Honor Roll, the Google Cloud Academic All-District 2 Team, and voted, for the second straight season, to the Academic All-Patriot League team. The guard’s 53 steals ranked sixth in the Patriot League, while her 3.2 assists per game was eighth-best. Both led Lehigh’s squad. She also became the ninth player in program history—and the first in nearly 20 years—to join the 300-assist club in a Patriot League quarterfinal win over Colgate. Hedstrom, a three-year starter, returns for her fourth year as a graduate student.
WHAT’S YOUR DREAM JOB?
That's a tough one. I spent a lot of my undergraduate career trying to figure that out, but I'm hoping to go into health care consulting or clinical management consulting, working either for a health network or some sort of [company] in the health care industry. I would love to work with a team of people who are working to solve problems within health care.
IN MY EXPERIENCE, MALE ATHLETES HAVE QUICKLY ANSWERED FIRST WITH NBA, NFL OR MLB. DO YOU THINK ABOUT PLAYING PROFESSIONALLY IN THE WNBA?
No, not for me. A lot of girls play overseas, too. There are a lot of opportunities. They're not for much money but more for the experience. But I think I will be ready to start a career and really excited to get going with that after this. So nothing against it, just not what I'm looking for.
WHAT GOT YOU STARTED IN BASKETBALL?
It's been a family thing. Growing up, my mom and dad were both head coaches at the high school. And my mom played basketball at the University of Minnesota. So we all grew up playing, and my dad coached all the way up. Both of my siblings have played. My brother plays for the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, and my sister played for the University of Minnesota.