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Alison Cudnoski
Alison Cudnoski

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lubbock, Texas

High School:
Monterey

Height:
6-2

Position:
Center


1999-00: Sat out last season after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament again in her right knee during the preseason.

1998-99: Was redshirted last season after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee during the preseason.

High School: 1998 graduate of class 5A Monterey High School in Lubbock, Texas...collected 1,480 points during her career...As a senior: Named to All-District, All-Region, All-South Plains, and All-State teams...averaged 17.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game...shot nearly 57 percent from the floor and 71 percent from the free throw line...selected to the Lubbock Avalanche Journal's All-City team...named to several All-Tournament teams, including MVP of the Cross Timbers tournament...selected school's Offensive Player of the Year and team's co-MVP...Texas Girls Coaches' Association and Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star selection...named to the Texas Basketball Magazine All-State team...USA Today honorable mention selection...member of South Plains Basketball Magazine Power Team...signed with Texas Tech on Nov. 12, 1997...As a junior: Averaged 17.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per contest...shot 63 percent from the field...collected 67 blocked shots...selected to All-Region, All-South Plains, All-Region, and All-State teams...named District MVP...selected Lubbock Avalanche Journal All-City MVP...selected to Queen's Classic and Cross Timbers All-Tournament teams...recipient of school's Offensive Player of the Year award...team co-MVP...As a sophomore: Selected District Newcomer of the Year...named to All-District team...coached by Melynn Hunt.

Personal: Full name is Alison Cudnoski...born 6-8-79 in Houston, Texas...parents are Val and Shirley Cudnoski...father attended Bethel College (St. Paul, Minn.) and is self-employed...mother attended Mounds Midway School of Nursing and is a registered nurse...has one sister, Dena and two brothers, Sean and Ezra...Dena played volleyball at Lubbock Christian University and at Trinity International University...hobbies include playing volleyball, exercising and has an interest in interior design...while in high school, belonged to Young Life and Fellowship of Christian Athetes...served as the student council historian and sports editor of the high school yearbook...majoring in Human Development.

Getting to Know Alison...

  • Favorite movie: Pretty Woman
  • The best athlete (s) I've played against/with: Sheryl Swoopes and Phylesha Whaley
  • My advice to youngsters who want to play basketball: Don't get discouraged and work hard
  • When I want to get away from basketball I: Find my friends and relax
  • Favorite meal: Fruit pizza, lasagna
  • Favorite TV shows: Friends and Dharma and Greg
  • My most prized possession: My Family
  • If I could trade places with anyone in the world for a day it would be: Faith Hill
  • My pre-game ritual: Listen to music and always eat spaghetti
  • My goals for this year are: To get better every day
  • My favorite moment last season: Beating Texas in Austin in double overtime
  • If I could bring one thing from home with me to college it would be: My mother's cooking
  • If I could change one thing about the game of basketball it would be: Lose the three seconds in the lane
  • I would describe my personality off the court as: Easy going
  • What I like most about being a Lady Raider: The people we meet, the places we get to go and experience and the relationships we make with our teammates
  • The most famous person I have ever met: Robert Earl Keen and Cynthia Cooper
  • Characteristic which describes me best on the court: Serious
  • Words to live by: Psalm 37:4 - Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart
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