2013-14 Women's Basketball Roster

Alex Harden

24 Alex Harden

  • Position
    Guard-Forward
  • Height
    5-11
  • Class
    Junior
  • Highschool
    Southeast HS
  • Hometown
    Springfield, Ill.

Biography

Career Awards:

Senior Season:

Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention

2015 MVC Player of the Year

2015 MVC Tournament MVP | Three-Time MVC TournamentMVP

2015 MVC First Team

2015 All-Defensive Team

2014 USVI Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team

NWBC Good Works Team Nominee

MVC Player of the Week - Nov. 17

MVC Player of the Week - Jan. 5

MVC Player of the Week - Jan. 12

MVC Player of the Week - Feb. 16

MVC Player of the Week - Feb. 23

College Basketball Madness MVC Player of the Week - Nov. 17

College Basketball Madness MVC Player of the Week - Jan. 5

College Basketball Madness MVC Player of the Week - Jan. 12

2014-15 MVC Preseason Player of the Year

Two-Time WSU Defensive Player of the Year

Three-TIme All-MVC

Harden’s Records: 

All-Time Leading Scorer at WSU

Single-season Steals Record - 108

Has third and fourth-best scoring seasons

11 Steals vs. Indiana State tied Game Record - Jan. 2

Only Shocker with more than 1,440 points, 600 rebounds, 350 assists, 100 blocks,  and 200 steals

7th in NCAA in steals/game - 3.27

Junior:
2014 MVC Tournament MVP
2013-14 MVC Defensive Player of the Year
2013-14 All-MVC First Team
2013-14 MVC All-Defensive Team 

Sophomore:
2013 MVC Tournament MVP
2012-13 MVC Defensive Player of the Year
2012-13 All-MVC First Team
2012-13 MVC All-Defensive Team

Freshman:
2011-12 MVC All-Freshman Team
MVC Player of the Week: Jan. 22, 2013
MVC Newcomer of the Week: Feb. 20, 2012


As a senior in 2015:  Became the Shockers' all-time leading scorer and career steals leader while helping the Shockers to the best three-seasons in history with three-straight NCAA appearances, MVC regular-season titles and MVC tournament titles... Earned honorable mention AP All-America honors and solidified her spot as the most decorated women's basketball player in history.

As a junior in 2013-14: Added to her collection of awards, but most important is spear-heading the most successful era in Shocker Basketball history...  Became the 14th-best scorer in WSU history with 1,147 points ... Became the 19th Shocker to reachg 1,000 points in her career... Collected her second MVC Tournament MVP award, all-Defensive Team awards, and first-team All-Valley honors  ... Career-high 31 points came at UNI ... scored double-fingures in all but two games ... Also had four double-doubles.

As a sophomore in 2012-13:

MVC Tournament MVP… MVC Defensive Player of the Year… All-MVC First Team ... MVC All-Defensive Team ... MVC Player of the Week (J22)... Played in all 34 games (setting the single-season record at WSU), including 28 starts... Averaged 11.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.0 blocks… Shot .463 from the field and .752 from the free throw line while playing 34.0 minutes per game… Became WSU’s first MVC Tournament MVP after averaging 20.7 ppg and 5.7 rpg in St. Charles… Second WSU player in a row (Haleigh Lankster, 2012) to earn the league’s Defensive Player of the Year Award… Expanded her production in conference games: 13.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.8 spg, and 1.2 bpg, with .505 shooting from the field… Scored in double figures 21 times, including 13 of final 15 games… Reached double digits in eight-straight games from Feb. 21-March 17, averaging 18.0 ppg over that time period… Produced four 20+ points games… Put in career-high 28 points on 10-of-14 shooting in an overtime victory in the MVC semifinals vs. UNI (M16)… Set previous best of 23 points on a nearly perfect night by hitting 10-of-11 from the floor and 3-of-3 from the free throw line to lead WSU to a victory vs. Evansville (F21)… Added 20-point nights vs. Creighton (8-11 FG, 4-4 FT) on J19 and at Drake (7-9 FG, 6-7 FT) on F14… Recorded first career double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds vs. Bradley (F10)… Registered among the MVC leaders in several categories: Minutes (4th), assists (5th), field goal percentage (7th), assist-turnover ratio (7th), steals (8th), and free-throw percentage (10th)… In MVC-only games posted even better rankings: minutes (2nd), assists (2nd), blocked shots (2nd), field goal percentage (4th), assist-turnover ratio (6th), steals (9th), and free throw percentage (14th)… Ranked 155th in the NCAA in assist-turnover ratio.

As a freshman in 2011-12:

MVC All-Freshmen Team ... Played in all 33 games, including 9 starts... Averaged 5.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 1.2 steals per game while shooting .454 from the floor .... earned first career start Feb. 16 vs SIU and responded with a career-high 15 points, five rebounds, and four steals ... Followed with 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting in a win over Evansville ... Was named the MVC Newcomer-of-the-Week for Feb. 20 after averaging 14.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals, and 2.5 assists in those wins over SIU and Evansville ... Scored six points and grabbed career-high 10 rebounds in an MVC Quarterfinal win over Indiana State on March 9 ... Put in nine points with four steals in a first round WNIT win over Oral Roberts on March 16 ... Tallied 15 points with the help of 7-of-10 free throw shooting in victory at UTSA on Dec. 9 ... Followed up with 11 points and seven rebounds while connecting on 5-of-6 field goals in a neutral court win over UT-Arlington on Dec. 18 ... Finished fifth on the team in scoring, third in rebounding and third in steals.

In High School:

Attended Southeast High School in Springfield, Ill. ... Earned letters in basketball, track, cross country, and volleyball ... As a senior, led the Spartans to a school record 27 wins (against two losses) under head coach Sandi Devoe ... Averaged 14.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 4.3 steals per game while playing every position on the court at some point during the year ... Named to IBCA 3A/4A All State Second Team ... Recognized by The Chicago Tribune as an all-state special mention ... Hit two free throws then authored a steal with 4.3 seconds remaining to give her White All-Star Team a 46-44 win over the Blue All-Star Team at the Illinois Basketball Services All Star Game ... Won four-straight Class 2A state championships in the long jump and two-straight in the triple jump ... Set a Class 2-A record in the long jump with a mark of 19 feet 5 ¾  inches ... Also anchored the second place 4x200 relay and third place 4x100 relay ... Helped Spartans to two consecutive Class 2A state track titles ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Graduated with a 4.27 GPA.

Harden's Personal File:

Daughter of Wilbert and Angela Harden ... Born Alexandria L. Harden on May 27, 1993 in Montgomery, Ill. ... Has one older sister, Ashley ... Is graduated with a degree in Biology from WSU in May, 2015. 

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