After a fantastic season in the UK, we are proud to announce that Former Florida Tech women’s basketball player Tereza Sedlakova has recently signed a professional contract in Spain!
Tereza is coming off a successful season with the Nottingham Wildcats of the Women’s British Basketball League, averaging 6 points, 6 rebounds and 37.5% shooting.
Whilst competing in the WBBL, Tereza attended Nottingham Trent University where she both played for the Women’s First Team and studied towards her masters in International Development.
Tereza will now be moving to Spain to join A.D. Cortegada who compete in the Liga Femenina 2, the second division of the Spanish Women’s Basketball League.
We recently had the opportunity to reconnect with Tereza who spoke to us about her experience as an International student and working with Play Overseas.
After spending 4 years in America, what did you make of your time in the UK as a postgraduate student-athlete?
I think that going to study in the UK and while also playing basketball was one of the best decisions that I could have made after I finished my undergrad, because it let me combine ‘the best of both worlds’ for one more year. I also wasn’t ready to say goodbye to college or basketball just yet. Being a student-athlete in the UK was different from the States in that sense that our schedule was not as busy, since we only played once a week.
However, for me, this was great, as it gave me time and the opportunity to enjoy some of the things I couldn’t do when I was in the USA – like the student social nights on Wednesdays, be part of different societies, or travel with my course. At NTU, I met people who are some of my closest friends now and with whom I got to experience all those things. It was great to have someone who can relate to your situation and who you can share those moments with.
Do you feel the transition to the U.K. as a PG student helped you in anyway on your journey to becoming a professional?
I am happy that the year in the UK gave me the time to think about my future and what I want to do next. I was lucky enough to play for both the Nottingham Wildcats team and for the NTU’s first team, and even though balancing these commitments with school got a bit hectic at times, it made me stay on top of my priorities and was loads of fun too. However, I would say that my transition to the Spanish professional team was more about having a bit of luck and being at the right place at the right time.
What was your experience like when working with Play Overseas?
My experience with Play Overseas was great as well as with everybody who works there. There is really nothing to complain about. Everybody I know of, whether they are basketball, lacrosse, or soccer players were satisfied with Play Overseas. This way, I would like to thank you for doing such amazing work and giving us an opportunity to continue doing what we love for a bit longer before the ‘real adult life’ hits us.
Want to take your sporting career overseas?
Many of our overseas student-athletes like Tereza have the opportunity to compete for both a club in the National League system as well as representing their university. If you would like to take your sporting career overseas while pursuing your masters degree, apply online today for free and explore the opportunities that may be available to you.APPLY