Caitlin Bassett was the toast of Australian netball in July after nailing the match-winning goal in extra-time to lift the Diamonds to World Championship glory over a gutted New Zealand.
But with the frenzy surrounding that moment well and truly in the past, Bassett is now busy laying the foundations outside of netball to ensure her international career will be a long and fruitful one.
Bassett's talents are unquestionable, with her 151 goals from 155attempts at the World Championships transforming her from fringe Test player into international star.
More importantly, it finally convinced her to focus all of her energies on a netball career.
Easier said than done though.
"I'm not a full-time athlete so I'm always juggling study, work and netball all together," Bassett said ahead of Sunday's clash with arch rivals NZ in Perth.
"I'm completing an assignment for my broadcast journalism degree as we speak.
"I'm really under the hammer with uni work at the moment.
"Once this tour finishes I need to sort out a job straight away just so I can continue training as much as I can over the off-season period.
"I want to make netball a full-time profession and I really need to get things into gear and sort out the off-field situation so I can put 100 per cent of my time into my netball and training."
Bassett said she gained immeasurable confidence from her breakout performances at the World Championships.
"I think I'm going to look back at that experience as the massive turning point in my career," the West Coast Fever star said.
"It was really the first massive crack I've had out on court at international level.
"I think it really probably made up my mind and gave me a lot of focus for what I want for the future now, which is obviously being a strong contender at the 2015 World Championships in Sydney."
Despite the slight distraction of her uni assignment, Bassett is squarely focused on heaping more pain on NZ at Perth's Burswood Dome on Sunday.
But after Bassett's World Championship heroics, NZ captain Laura Langman said the Silver Ferns had put considerable time and effort into devising ways to halt the 192cm goalshooter.
"You don't stay an unknown for very long on the international circuit," Langman said.
"Caitlin did come under the radar (in Singapore) but we've done our homework on her and we've made sure we collated some data on all of the players."
Australia coach Lisa Alexander believed Bassett had the right attributes to be able to cope with the extra on-court attention.
"I think she showed in the recent England series that with some good old Aussie hard work she's been able to get back to where she was at the World Champs," Alexander said.