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#1 Alexa Kastanek

Height 5-10
Class Sr.
Hometown Lincoln, Neb.
High School Southeast
  • 2016 Academic All-Big Ten
  • 2015 Academic All-Big Ten

2015-16 Game-by-Game Get Acrobat Reader

Hawk Items… Made a team-high 56 3-point field goals in 2015-16, which is the fourth-highest total sunk by a junior in program history… had a perfect shooting performance from the floor (8-8 FG, 4-4 3-point FG) at UNI on Nov. 22, the first perfect shooting performance in program history since Crystal Smith accomplished the feat against Rider on Nov. 26, 2005.

2016-17 as a Senior… Academic All-Big Ten honoree… letterwinner… appeared in all 34 contests this season with three starts… netted a team-high 19 points on 5-of-9 shooting from 3-point range in Iowa’s WNIT win over Colorado on March 23… scored seven points and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line in Iowa’s WNIT Second Round win over South Dakota on March 18… netted eight points in Iowa’s WNIT First Round win over Missouri State on March 16… hit back-to-back 3-pointers to extend Iowa’s fourth quarter lead and seal a win over Wisconsin on Feb. 26… netted eight points, pulled down four rebounds, and dished out three assists in the contest… tied a career-high with seven rebounds at Indiana on Feb. 22… registered eight points, five rebounds, and three assists in Iowa’s win over Northwestern on Feb. 16… netted seven points and pulled down three boards at No. 13 Ohio State… scored six points and dished out two assists in Iowa’s win over Kent State… recorded five points, three assists and three steals in Iowa’s win over UNI… scored a team-high 17 on 5-10 shooting from three-point range in Iowa’s win over UMass… registered two points, two assists, and two steals in Iowa’s win at North Dakota… went 2-for-4 from 3-point range in Iowa’s win love Hampton on Nov. 13.

2015-16 as a Junior… Academic All-Big Ten honoree… letterwinner… played every game for Iowa this season (33) with 20 starts, the first starts of her career… led Iowa in three pointers made (56), averaging 1.7 per game… her 56 three-pointers made is the fourth-highest total recorded in a junior season in program history… led the Hawkeyes in scoring three times, assists six times, and steals eight times… scored double figures in 13 games… had her best collegiate season with season-high numbers in points (263), rebounds (64), assists (74), steals (30), three-pointers (56), and field goals made (86)… pulled down a rebound and dished out an assist against Ball State in the first round of the WNIT (March 17)… netted three points and registered a steal against Maryland (March 4)… registered seven minutes, a rebound, and an assist in Iowa’s win over Michigan (March 1)… matched her career-high with seven assists and netted six points against Illinois (Feb. 27)… scored 10 points and dished out five assists at Penn State (Feb. 24)… netted three points and blocked a shot in Iowa’s win over Indiana (Feb. 21)… dished out an assist and registered 12 minutes in Iowa’s win over Purdue (Feb. 18)… netted 15 points and dished out two assists against Ohio State (Feb. 11)… registered a steal and a rebound at Indiana (Feb. 4)… dished out six assists and blocked a shot at Northwestern (Jan. 31)… netted seven points and dished out two assists in Iowa’s win over Michigan (Jan. 28)… registered eight points and two assists against Penn State (Jan. 20)… scored the first five points of the second half for Iowa against Maryland (Jan. 10)… tied a career-high with 7 rebounds and compiled nine points and four assists at Michigan (Jan. 7)… scored 20 points with three steals against Rutgers (Jan. 4)… scored 13 points with two steals in Iowa’s Big Ten-opening win at Nebraska (Dec. 31)… recorded career-highs for field goal attempts (14), three-point field goal attempts (12), and assists (7) against Drake (Dec. 22)… netted 22 points at Virginia (Dec. 2), tying her career-high… made a career-high 8 field goals at Virginia (Dec. 2)… scored Iowa’s first 12 points in the second half against Virginia (Dec. 2)… netted a career-best six 3-pointers against Wright State (Nov. 26)… tallied career-highs for field goal attempts (12) and 3-point field goal attempts (9) against Wright State (Nov. 26)… tied her career-high for blocks in win over Houston (Nov. 28)… was a perfect 8-for-8 from the floor, tying Iowa’s single game field goal percentage record (1.000), and posted career-high numbers in points (22) and three-pointers made (4) against UNI (Nov. 22)… she is the first to have a perfect shooting performance since Crystal Smith in 2005… played a career-high 29 minutes and tallied career-highs in points (13), field goal attempts (11), 3-point field goal attempts (8) and steals (5) in win over Western Illinois (Nov. 19)… matched her career-high in assists (5) against Western Illinois (Nov. 19)… played a career-high 28 minutes and matched her career-high with three, 3-pointers against UT Martin (Nov. 15).

2014-15 as a Sophomore… Competed in 32-of-34 games this season… scored a season-high 10 points in Iowa’s win over USC Upstate on Nov. 14… netted 8 points on four occasions: vs UNI on Nov. 25, at No. 7 Lousville, vs Iowa State on Dec. 11, at No. 5 Maryland on Feb. 1… dished out a season-best four assists in Iowa’s victory at Northwestern on Jan. 29… Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2013-14 as a Freshman… Competed in 34-of-36 games, missing two in the Big Ten Tournament due to injury… scored in double figures in three games, including Iowa’s win at Ohio State (10 points) on Jan. 19… notched first career double-figure scoring game in the Cancun Challenge in win over UNC-Wilmington, tallying a season-best 12 points and playing a season-high 23 minutes… grabbed a season-high seven rebounds in win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Nov. 13)… converted a season-best three 3-pointers in the win over North Dakota (Dec. 28)… posted a season-high five assists on three occasions, the last coming in the first round Big Ten Tournament victory over Illinois (March 6)… saw first career action in season-opener against UC Riverside (Nov. 8), tallying five points and a season-best three steals.

High School… ESPN HoopGurlz Top 100 recruit… first player in Lincoln Southeast High School history to start and play in every game since freshman season… all-state selection as a junior… named all-city as a freshman, sophomore and junior… selected as team captain every season since her freshman year… averaged 14.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.8 steals as a sophomore… averaged 16.3 points and 5.5 rebounds as a junior… led her high school to three state tournament appearances, including runner-up finish as a junior… claimed city, conference and district championships in each of her three seasons… also excels in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society and honor roll student throughout high school.

Personal… Parents are Lisa and Dave Kastanek… has two older sisters, Allie and Marissa, and one younger brother, Marcus… Marissa was an All-ACC performer for the North Carolina State women’s basketball team… psychology and sociology major.