Sara Fotsch Falcon Focus Video (Jan. 13, 2016)
2014-15 (Sophomore): Missed entire season due to a hip injury … had two hip surgeries during off-season.
2013-14 (Freshman): Joined the team as a walk-on ... appeared in 24 games, making 18 starts, the most by a Falcon freshman ... averaged 2.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game ... started in debut vs. #12 North Carolina, scoring three points and grabbing two rebounds ... season-high six points against Utah State and San Diego State ... career-best nine rebounds against North Dakota State ... played 36 minutes against Wichita State.
Before Air Force
High School: Lettered three years in basketball ... coached by Dan Wandrey ... averaged 10.5 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest ... two-time all-conference honoree ... all-area selection ... academic all-state as a senior ... also lettered four years in soccer ... three-time all-state, all-area and all-conference selection in soccer ... conference player of the year in 2013 ... member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 38 ... daughter of Tom and Dea Fotsch ... has two older siblings ... majoring in biology ... future career plans are to become a pilot … on the Dean’s and Commandant’s list … is active in her squadron as the Squadron Training Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) … spent summer of 2015 working the cadet wing operations center and completed Operation Air Force at Whiteman AFB, Mo., receiving a T-38 incentive flight along and getting to fly the B-2 simulator in addition to learning about the B-2 mission … began playing basketball at age eight … pregame superstition is that she has to put her shoes and uniform pieces on in a specific order … decided to come to the Academy because she wanted a great education and appreciate the camaraderie of the military … credits her grade school coach, Bob Wellenstein, and high school basketball coach, Dan Wandrey, as having the biggest influence on her sports career … something not many people know about her is that she’s a complete stereotypical Wisconsinite and have been playing the piano for over 15 years … most notable thing about her hometown is that she’s lived there her entire life and never moved prior to attending the Academy … enjoys listening to acoustic music … favorite TV show is Scandal … favorite movie is Cinderella … favorite class subject is biology … favorite food is bacon … favorite athlete is Dwyane Wade … favorite pro team is the Green Bay Packers … her favorite thing about basic training was the obstacle course.