RENO, Nev. – Nia Alexander, a graduate transfer from the University of San Francisco, has signed a scholarship agreement to play for the Wolf Pack women’s basketball program. Alexander is immediately eligible and has two years of eligibility remaining.
“We are so excited to have Nia join our Pack,” said head coach Amanda Levens. “She comes from a phenomenal basketball family and she will make an immediate impact in our program. The fact that she earned her bachelor’s degree in just three years speaks to her commitment to academics. We can’t wait for our fans to get to know Nia and watch her play.”
Alexander, a native of Federal Way, Wash., played two seasons at USF but earned her bachelor’s degree in three years, making her immediately eligible as a graduate transfer. She began her collegiate career in 2016-17 where she played in 31 games for the Dons and averaged 4.8 points per game. She received a medical redshirt for the 2017-18 campaign and played her sophomore season this past year, averaging 8.6 points per game.
During the 2018-19 season, Alexander scored in double figures in 12 of her 26 games played. She tallied a career-high 20 points in a win over Loyola Marymount where she hit 8-of-16 from the field. She added 11 rebounds in that game as well to post her first career double-double. Alexander finished the year hitting 45.1 percent of her shots from the field and averaged 3.4 rebounds per game.
In high school, Alexander was a two-time first team All-State and All-South Puget Sound League selection and was named the SPSL MVP as a senior. During her junior year she averaged 11.9 points per game and helped lead her team to its first state tournament appearance, where they finished third. Throughout her high school career she won four consecutive SPSL titles and two SPSL tournament championships.