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Alex Bentley - Penn State
A three-time, All-Big Ten First Team and two-time, Big Ten All-Defensive Team choice. Just the fourth player in conference history with 1,500 points, 500 assists, 300 steals, joining a group that includes WNBA vets Katie Smith and Tamara Moore. 2012-13: One of seven finalists for the Lieberman Award given to nation's top Div. 1 point guard (along with fellow prospects Skylar Diggins, Angel Goodrich, and Lindsey Moore), she also was voted by media to the All-Big Ten First Team and All-Defensive Team. Joined former WNBA and PSU stars Suzie McConnell and Helen Darling as recipient of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, presented by the Naismith Memorial Basketball HOF to nation's outstanding female collegian 5'8"-and-under who excels athletically and academically. Led Big Ten and ranked among top five nationally in steals. 2011-12: An All-America Hon. Mention, All-Big Ten First Team, and All-Defensive pick after leading league in steals. 2010-11: All-Big Ten First Team honors (coaches), Third Team (media) after finishing in the top 15 in conference in multiple key categories. 2009-10: All-Big Ten Third Team after posting 21 double-digit scoring efforts. MISC: Long-time Indiana Fever fan (favorite player is Tamika Catchings); interned with Fever's video dept. in summer 2012. A favorite pregame song is Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" from Rocky III. Learned basketball from step-dad, Jeff Wilson, tagging along to his games and often playing pickup games alongside Jeff. Led Ben Davis (30-0, No. 1 in the USA Today Super 25 poll) to state title as senior; also played golf.