Years at Loras: 1985-1989
Sport: Volleyball and Softball
About the time Title IX was being enacted, Kim Schroeder was a young girl entering the school age where women's sports were on the verge of exploding. A decade later, she was in her home town doubling up on her opportunities as a collegiate athlete.
Kim Schroeder played two sports in her time at Loras College. One was inside, the other outside. One started in the first semester on campus, the other ended days before she earned her diploma in her final semester. In between, Kim Schroeder made herself a household – or dormhold – name on the Loras hillside both on the volleyball court and softball diamond.
The skill set to lead a volleyball program in digs, be a threat on offense, and display steady leadership is a unique one. To bring similar leadership skills and a threatening bat to the field general position of catcher - and do so while building an All-Iowa Conference career in both sports - makes it clear why Schroeder is now listed as a member of the Loras College Athletics Hall of Fame.
Schroeder earned that degree in the spring of 1989 in Biology. She continued her leadership and athletic ways developed at Loras College as a member of the Navy Reserves and was mobilized to Afghanistan in 2009. While with the reserves, Kim earned a Sailor of the Quarter award in 2010.
Today, Schroeder works as a Physical Therapist in Bradenton, Florida.