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Badger women’s basketball names tri-captains for 2009-10

MADISON, WI (PRESS RELEASE) - Senior Teah Gant, junior Alana Trotter and sophomore Anya Covington have been named tri-captains of the University of Wisconsin women's basketball team for the 2009-10 season, Coach Lisa Stone announced today. The captains were voted on by the members of the team.   "I am very excited about our captains for this year," says Stone." Teah is our veteran and well respected by her teammates. Alana has been a proven leader through her hard work and dedication and Anya has great leadership abilities and is a good communicator with her teammmates and coaches. I look forward to a great year with these outstanding leaders."   Gant, a 5-10 guard, was named the Badgers most valuable player for 2008-09. She averaged 7.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.03 assists per game as a junior. The Oswego, Ill., native started 33 of 34 games, scoring in double figures in seven games, including a career-best 20 points vs. St. Bonaventure in the third round of the WNIT. She shot the most free throws on the team (69-of-104).   Trotter, a 5-8 guard, played in 12 games in her first season in a UW uniform after transferring from Ohio University.  A native of Racine, Wis., Trotter went 4-of-8 from 3-point range in 2008-09, averaging 1.3 points and 0.3 rebounds per game. She played a career-best 15 minutes at Michigan, scoring five points on 2-of-6 shooting from the field. Trotter added two rebounds and two steals vs. the Wolverines.   Covington, a 6-2 forward, was named the 2008-09 Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree for the Badgers. As a true freshman, she played in 33 games, averaging 2.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. The Edwardsville, Ill., native recorded double-figure rebounds in three games last season, including a career-high 11 boards vs. UCF in the Paradise Jam. Covington tallied a career-high nine points, two steals and three blocks vs. UCF.     Diane Nordstrom, Associate Director University of Wisconsin Athletic Communications
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