Former Tennessee Forward Alex Fuller Named KU Women's Basketball Graduate Student Manager
June 11, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Former University of Tennessee forward Alex Fuller has been named graduate student manager for the women’s basketball team, head coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Thursday.
As a four-year letterwinner (2006-09) for the Lady Vols, Fuller was a part of two NCAA Championship teams as UT took home back-to-back titles in 2007 and 2008. The Shelbyville, Tenn., native, who earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in December of 2008, played in 139 games in her UT career, picking up 31 starts. Fuller averaged 5.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in her career, which began after spending the 2004-05 season as redshirt due to a knee injury.
“We are thrilled to have someone with Alex’s pedigree joining our staff,” said Henrickson, who is entering her sixth season at the helm of the Jayhawk program. “Anytime you can add someone to your program with championship experience it is a great thing. As a player at Tennessee, Alex was an extremely hard worker on the court and in the classroom. She will be a great role model for our players.”
Fuller arrived at Tennessee after earning WBCA and McDonald’s All-America honors as a high school senior. She was the lone senior on last season’s Tennessee squad and provided valuable leadership in her most productive season as a Lady Vol. Fuller turned in career-highs with 7.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game as a senior.
“I am really excited to be joining the Kansas staff,” said Fuller, who collected a career-best 18 points in a win over Alabama last season. “I think Bonnie is doing a great job of turning the program around at KU and I am looking forward to learning from her and being a part of a school with such a rich basketball tradition.”
Fuller has plans to pursue a master’s degree in Sport Studies at Kansas and eventually would like to get into coaching.
“Having been part of a couple of national championship teams at Tennessee, I think I can provide some good insight to this program” said Fuller. “I know what kind of effort it takes every day to compete at the highest level. I have seen the ins and outs of a highly successful program and I am looking forward to helping KU advance to that level.”