Briefs: Sitterud named assistant to women’s basketball

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Lana Sitterud spent three of her four years on the U women’s basketball team as a captain and then spent the last two years as a graduate assistant. On May 13th, Sitterud was named the team’s newest assistant.

“Lana is a bright, young star in the coaching ranks right now,” said head coach Elaine Elliott. “I’m glad she’s remaining in the fold as an assistant on our staff.”

Sitterud replaces former assistant Carolyn DeHoff, who accepted the head coaching position at North Dakota State on April 11. Sitterud’s primary focus will be on recruting.

“This is a program I believe in,” Sitterud said. “The circumstances just worked out for me, and it was the right move for me to make. I’m extremely privileged to have this opportunity.”

The Highland, Utah native averaged 6.4 points and 2.5 rebounds for her career and was named the 2004-2005 Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Sitterud also holds the Jon M. Huntsman Center record for most 3-pointers in a game with seven.

On top of her coaching duties, Sutterud will continue to persue a master’s degree in school counseling.