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10 Alyssa Rushton

2011-12 (JUNIOR): Logged time in 25 games, starting in 24 contests in her Cougar debut... averaged 9.4 points and 4.2 rebounds... had strong showing in maybe the biggest game of the year, guiding USF to a huge win over rival Augustana College (11/15), where she went 7-8 from the floor and 2-2 from deep to post a team-high 17 points and six boards... would lead the squad in scoring on three more occasions... also finished as team's rebound-leader twice, including a near double-double effort at Colorado School of Mines (11/25), where Rushton tallied nine points, nine rebounds, and six assists... led all guards with an impressive 47% field goal percentage on the year... finished second in 3-point percentage (39.4%) and steals (24)... fourth in scoring and rebounding... fifth in assists (33) and 3-pointers made (28)

2009-11 (FRESHMAN & SOPHOMORE): Played two seasons at Kansas City C.C...
was a second team All-Jayhawk Conference selection and team MVP both years at KCWCC...led the team in scoring as a freshman and sophomore, averaging 13.8 and 12.5 points per game. Rushton also converted 83.4% of her free throw and 41% of her three point attempts, both top five on the school's career lists...helped the Lady Blue Devils to and overall record of 53-40 during her tenure... participated in NJCAA All-Star Game held in Pensacola, FL.

Prepped at John Marshall High School (Minn.), where she was a two time all-conference selection...member of Rockets team that was 2009 state participants, 2009 4A section Champs, and 2008 & 2009 Big Nine Conference Champs...also earned player or the week and player of the game recognition.

PERSONAL: Born June 23, 1991... daughter of Joel & Shelia Rushton...two brothers, Tyler and Ryan, and one sister, Katelyn... social work major... professional goal to become a social worker for the Mayo Clinic.

Position: Guard
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rochester, Minn.
High School: John Marshall
Other College: Kansas City CC
Major: Social Science
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