Alexander Recognized As NSCA All-American

April 8, 2010

IOWA CITY – Junior Kachine Alexander has been named a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) all-American. The award, which recognizes student-athletes’ dedication to strength training and conditioning, was only given to 15 Division I women’s basketball players.

“Kachine has been one of the most pleasant surprises I have had in my coaching career,” said Head Strength and Conditioning Coach J.C. Moreau. “She has completed a full 180 since her arrival as a freshman. Kachine is not only pound-for-pound the strongest and most powerful athlete on the team, but she has learned how to translate that strength to the court.”

Alexander’s work ethic towards strength and conditioning was evident this season, as the Minneapolis, MN, native had to overcome a severe stress fracture in her right leg. Despite missing seven games and playing most of the season with lingering effects due to the injury, Alexander earned Associated Press and WBCA honorable mention all-America honors and was a first team all-Big Ten selection. She led the team in both scoring (16 points per game) and rebounding (10.4 rebounds per game).

The NSCA all-America program is in its 32nd year, and is made possible by a grant from Power Systems, Inc., a Knoxville, TN, fitness product leader.