April 24, 2012
Jesuit Basketball Spotlight
LOS ANGELES - LMU junior guard/forward Alex Cowling was named to the 2011-12 National All-Jesuit Women's Basketball Team, as announced by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight.
This marks the second time Cowling has been honored by the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight, earning honorable mention honors following her sophomore season.
Cowling averaged 22.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game this season to lead the Lions, and the West Coast Conference. She scored 20 points or more on 14 occasions and 30 points or more on six occasions, including a career-high 32 points on Dec. 29 against Saint Mary's. Cowling also collected 10 double-doubles, including a streak of five straight, and also came just one rebound shy of a double-double six times this year.
Cowling's numbers put her on record watch all season long. On Feb. 9 at Santa Clara, her 22 points pushed her single-season scoring mark past her own LMU record of 526 and she finished the year by setting the bar at 666 points.
Four games after breaking the LMU single-season scoring record, Cowling eclipsed the program's career-scoring record of 1,662 held by Bryn Britton (1998-02). Now, with 1,728 career points and another year of eligibility remaining, Cowling has the opportunity to become the first LMU women's basketball player to eclipse the 2,000-point mark.
The 10-member All-Jesuit Team represents student-athletes from the 28 Jesuit colleges spread across the United States that play basketball on all three levels of the NCAA and also in the NAIA. They share the mission of Jesuit education, founded nearly 500 years ago under the principles of St. Ignatius Loyola to educate young people to become men and women dedicated to service and compassionate leadership. Students at Jesuit colleges have long excelled in the classroom and in the community, but they also have played a major role in collegiate basketball in the last 100 years.