Alexander Named Co-Big Ten Player Of The Week

Nov. 22, 2010

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa senior Kachine Alexander was named co-Big Ten Player of the Week today for her efforts last week against Bradley, Northeastern and Central Michigan. Alexander shared the weekly honor with Northwestern’s Amy Jaeschke.

Alexander collected double-doubles in each of Iowa’s three games last week and earned MVP honors at the KCRG-TV9 Hawkeye Challenge.

Alexander’s first double-double of the season came against Bradley, recording 14 points and 10 rebounds. Alexander was 8-10 from the free throw line and also had five assists and three steals.

Alexander started the KCRG-TV9 Hawkeye Challenge with 21 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Northeastern, adding six assists, two steals and a block.

She wrapped up the tournament MVP award with 20 points and 18 rebounds against Central Michigan in the championship.

Alexander now ranks second in career double-doubles at Iowa with 27. The school record is 35, held by Lisa Long.

Alexander has now been named Big Ten Player of the Week five times in her career. She was a two-time award winner as both a sophomore and junior.

The Hawkeyes return to action Thanksgiving Day against James Madison in the Caribbean Challenge. Tip-off from the Aventura Spa and Cove Palace is set for 6:30 p.m.