UWM women’s basketball captain leads on and off the court

Captain of the Milwaukee Panthers women’s basketball team, Alyssa Fischer is a star on and off the court. She’s been active on UWM’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and heavily involved in the Athletes in Action/Cru Christian ministry, Ignite Leadership Institute, the Athletic Board Committee and Nonprof-IT, which helps nonprofits in the Milwaukee area with their websites.

By completing a double major in psychology and information science and technology in 3.5 years, she will still have 1.5 years left of eligibility for basketball. She plans to continue playing while working on a graduate degree. A Manitowoc, Wisconsin native, she says going to school in Milwaukee introduced her to diversity and “enlightened my mindset and gave me an entirely new perspective.”

Fischer was one of many successful graduates at UWM’s 119th commencement on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. UWM awarded more than 2,220 degrees during the ceremony.