Chili Earns Pair of LVAIAW Awards

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - page 2

Alexandra Chili She’s less than three weeks away from graduation, but senior Alexandra Chili of the Muhlenberg women’s basketball team has added two more awards to her already crowded mantel.

Chili (pictured with her parents) was honored at the annual Lehigh Valley Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (LVAIAW) luncheon, where she was named both Muhlenberg’s Outstanding Athlete and the Outstanding Athlete in women’s basketball of all the schools in the LVAIAW (Cedar Crest, DeSales, Kutztown, Lafayette, Lehigh, Moravian and Muhlenberg).

She’s the first Mule, and just the eighth Division III player, in the 21-year history to win the women’s basketball award. It’s the 14th time a Muhlenberg player has won the Outstanding Athlete award for her sport.

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A two-time All-American, Chili closed out her career with the Centennial Conference records for men or women for points (2,002) and three-pointers (336). She is the first player in school and conference history to reach the 2,000-point mark and has made 94 more career threes than any CC women’s player and 30 more than any CC men’s player.

A complete player, Chili not only led the conference in scoring at 17.4 points per game, but she also led Muhlenberg in assists and was second in rebounding, steals and blocked shots. She helped the Mules win their third CC championship of her career and fifth in the last seven seasons.

Founded in 1978, the LVAIAW promotes women’s sports in the spirit of collegiality among the schools in the area.