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#11 Alexa Chavez
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Santa Fe, N.M.
High School: St. Michael's HS
Experience: 1 Letter
Career Stats Career Stats

NEW MEXICO: A tireless worker on the court who brings a lot of energy. ... A former walk-on who earned a scholarship in the summer of 2014. ... Her experience and her ability to lead by example is an asset to the program.

JUNIOR (2014-15): Earned scholarship and played in 31 games with 21 starts at forward…averaged 5.7 points per game and was third on the team in rebounds with 163…shot 43 percent from the field and 67 percent from the free throw line …set new career high of 13 points (vs. Cal Poly 12-18-14)…averaged 5.3 rebounds per game… had season-high four steals (vs. Utah State 1-10-15)…finished with second-best scoring of 12 points on two occasions (vs. Utah State 1-10-15 & vs. Boise State 1-17-15)… averaged 23.9 minutes per game after averaging just over 17 minutes per game as a sophomore. 

SOPHOMORE (2013-14): Thrusted into the playing rotation due to injuries… Became just the second UNM walk-on in the past 20 years to start a game (vs. Wyoming 1-8-14)… Set a career high in scoring in her first career start with eleven points versus the Cowgirls… Tallied first career double-double with ten points and eleven rebounds against Boise State (2-12-14) with her eleven rebounds being a career high… Dished out a career-high six assists versus San Jose State (1-11-14)… Showed passing touch from the post by recording at least one assist in 15 of 27 her appearances… Had best defensive game of her career in Lobo win over UNLV (2-19-14) with career high two blocks and three steals… Averaged over 17 minutes per game of playing time after playing a total of twelve minutes as a freshman.

FRESHMAN (2012-13): Appeared in six games with twelve minutes logged... Erupted for eight points and three rebounds in four minutes versus Nevada (3-6-13)... Made first career appearance against New Mexico State (11-20-12)... Scored first career points at New Mexico State (12-18-12)... Finished the season six of eight from the field (75.0%)... Recorded a steal or block in half of her total appearances...

HIGH SCHOOL: A decorated athlete at St. Michael's under head coach Martin Romero... 2012 3A Basketball Player of the Year... First Team All-State as a junior and senior... Lettered in volleyball as an outside hitter as well... St. Michael's Athlete of the Year in 2012... Played AAU with the Santa Fe Style...

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 21, 1994... Uncle Joey Fernandez lettered in football with New Mexico 1991-92... Favorite move is "Love & Basketball"... Lists Michael Jordan as her favorite athlete... Avid fan of Lil' Jon... Enjoys drawing in her free time... Favorite food is chili...

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