Benet Academy's Brooke Schramek commits to Wisconsin
Benet Academy forward Brooke Schramek has verbally committed to attend the University of Wisconsin.
In the end, the decision was an easy one for Schramek, whose father is from the state and still has family there. Schramek will be the fourth Redwings’ girl player to play in the Big 10, joining Jordan Wilson (Wisconsin), Kaitlin McInerney (Northwestern) and Kathleen Doyle (Iowa).
“I’m really happy,” Schramek told the Chicago Tribune. “We’re a huge Wisconsin family. I’ve been to so many Badgers football games and I’ve been to the campus so many times. My older sisters always had Badgers shirts.”
Schramek, a junior, averaged 11.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists last season in leading Benet to a 28-5 finish and earning herself conference player of the year honors.
Benet coach Joe Kilbride hinted that the best may be yet to come.
“I think UW will be a great fit for Brooke,” he told the Tribune. “They value her size, athleticism and versatility and I think she has a chance to be an impact player for them.”
Schramek, who had roughly 30 offers including one from Butler that came before she even took the court for Benet, said she is happy to have the process behind her.
“It’s a big relief,” she said. “I was just so stressed. Doing it so long and trying to keep up with all the (communication) and balancing my social life and workouts was tough.”