Alwal enters the record books at Mississippi State

Former Worthington Trojan Martha Alwal is re-writing the record books down at Mississippi State University. Alwal, now a junior with the Lady Bulldogs, has already broken the school’s all-time record for blocked shots in her career. With 3 blocked shots in the Lady Bulldogs only loss of the season to Middle Tennessee in the Championship Game at the Gulf Coast Showcase, Alwal broke the school record of 180 career blocked shots held by Chanel Mokango.

Alwal is off to a strong start in her junior campaign with Mississippi State. Alwal is leading the Lady Bulldogs in scoring and rebounding, averaging 15.6 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game. She has blocked 24 shots this season through 9 games this season.

Alwal had a breakout season last year as a sophomore. She was chosen to the All-SEC Second Team and was an All-SEC honorable mention selection by the Associated Press. Alwal was also the recipient of the 2013 Gillom Trophy, given to Mississippi’s top collegiate women’s basketball player. Martha Alwal last season averaged 12.1 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game. She led the SEC in double-doubles with 16 last year. Alwal led the SEC in rebounds per game at 9.7 per game and blocked shots, averaging 2.6 blocks per game.

The Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs are 8-1 to start the season and will be in the Midwest on December 17th when they travel to Fargo (ND) to face North Dakota State.

During her high school career with the Trojans, Martha Alwal finished with 1,079 career points, averaging 15.8 points per game and is Worthington’s all-time leader in blocked shots, with 284 blocks during her prep career. As a senior in high school, Alwal was a Class 3A All-State selection, was a Southwest All-Conference selection and was an All-State honorable mention selection by the Associated Press

Information for this story was provided by the Mississippi State Athletic Website at www.hailstate.com

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