UNLV takes down Boise State 74-60 behind 27 points from Alana Cesarz.
Senior teammates combine for 39 points, UNLV outrebounds Air Force 62-39 in the contest.
Three Lady Rebels posted double-doubles in the contest.
UNLV holds a 29-8 edge on the offensive boards.
UNLV women's basketball begins the 2014-15 campaign with a 77-65 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Went from limited numbers as a freshman to averaging almost 37 minutes a game her sophomore season and the team's leading scorer as a junior ... Excels to scoring inside, but can also make defenses pay with her jumper, where she is accurate from mid-range out to the three-point line.
(2013-14 - Junior): Made a successful return to the court following her recovering from surgery for an ACL injury, as she lead the Lady Rebels in scoring at 13.8 points per game ... That ranked her ninth in the conference and helped her earn Honorable Mention All-Mountain West honors, as she also was among the league leaders in free throw percentage (77.2%) and three-point percentage (37.9%) ... Reached double-figures a team-best 25 times, and scored 20 or more in three games, including a career-high 28 points on 11-of-15 shooting against San Jose State ... In that game against the Spartans, hit 5-of-5 from three-point range ... Had one double-double on the season, in that win over SJSU.
(2012-13 - Sophomore): Had a impressive first half to her sophomore season, ranking among the conference leaders in several catagories before suffering an ACL injury against Wyoming (Jan. 23), which forced her to miss the final 12 games ... At the time of her injury, she ranked fourth in the MW in scoring (16.1 ppg), second in rebounding (7.4 rpg), first in free throw percentage (84.3%), and first in minutes played (38.2 mpg)... Her four double-doubles at the time was also near the conference leaders ... Named to the World Vision Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 18.3 points and nine rebounds over three games ... Also selected to the Subway Classic All-Tournament Team after 40 points and 19 rebounds in the two-game event, including a career-high 27 points in a win over Ohio (11/18).
(2011-12 - Freshman): Saw the most minutes of any Lady Rebel freshman while backing up All-MW posts Jamie Smith and Sandrine Nzeukou ... Finished the year with 95 points (3.0 pg) while appearing in all 32 games ... Grabbed 57 rebounds as well (1.8 rpg), while adding 13 assists, 15 steals and four blocks ... Scored in double-figures three times, with 10 each at Nevada, Reno (1/2), and in both contests against Air Force (1/28 and 2/25) ... Posted a career-high seven rebounds in the win over San Jose State (11/19). p>
Three-time Southern Lakes Conference Player of the Year for Delavan-Darien High School, and was named the Walworth County Player of the Year three times as well ... Led the Comets to two conference championships, two regional runner-up finishes and two regional championships ... Twice named to the AP All-State first team, and was a member of the WBCA first team all-state three times ... All-Southern Lakes Conference all four years, including the final three on the first team ... Left Delavan-Darien High with school records for most points in a season (519), most points in a career (1,673) and most rebounds in a career with 747 ... Was a three-year starter on the volleyball team as a middle hitter ... Also participated in track as a freshman, in the discus, 200m, and relay events ... Played three years of AAU Basketball for the Wisconsin Lakers in Oconomowoc ... Was the Salutatorian of her class, and also a member of the National Honor Society.
Alana Victoria Cesarz ... Born on March 15, 1993, in Burlington, Wisc. ... Daughter of Jeff and Jennifer Cesarz ... Has five brothers, Josh (23), Alex (19), Ethan (15), Justin (12) and Erik (10) ... Chose UNLV over Harvard and Gonzaga ... Majoring in kinesiology.
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