Ryane Alexander begins her second season with the Women of Troy... Proven to be a hard-nosed player with great intensity and toughness... Possesses a great sense of commitment to running the offense... Looks to develop consistency with experience.
In her first season with the Women of Troy, Alexander made seven starts and 21 appearances... She averaged 1.9 points, 0.9 assists, 0.7 rebounds and 0.8 steals per game... Made her collegiate debut against UCSB (Nov. 24) and played 15 minutes in which she helped clinch the win defensively... Made her first start against Stanford (Feb. 4), adding three points, a steal and an assist... In 22 minutes on the court, she added three steals and four points against Arizona State (Feb. 15)... Set a season-high with eight points and two rebounds against Arizona (Feb. 18)... Recorded a season-best three assists against Stanford (March 1).
IN HIGH SCHOOL:
Alexander is a 2000 graduate of Copperas Cove (Tex.) High... A four-year varsity letterwinner, she collected 903 points, 437 steals, 456 assists and 390 rebounds as a prep... A first team all-state selection by Texas Basketball magazine (second team pick as a junior) and Texas Women in Sports magazine as a senior... Named to the TABC all-region first team as a senior and three times to the second team... A three-time all-district selection, she was named the District Newcomer of the Year in 1997... During her four years, Copperas Cove posted a 122-12 record, won the NIKE Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions in 1999, claimed the Texas District championship all four years, reached the state semifinals in 1998 and reached the regional finals in 1997, 1998 and 1999... Playing with the U-17 Texas Express, the team finished fifth in the nation in 1999 and the 2000 U-18 squad won the regional championship and finished second at the national tournament... A member of the National Honor Society as a junior and senior.
Ryane Taylor Alexander was born on Oct. 4, 1981, in Temple, Tex. ... The daughter of Bill and Christine Alexander, she has one sister, Courtney... Enjoys swimming, playing on the computer and listening to music in her free time... Lists Shereka Wright, a former prep teammate who plays at Purdue, as the best and toughest player she's ever played against or with... Her major is undeclared, but she would like to pursue a career in coaching and sports administration after college.