Honors & Awards
- Bradley AD Honor Roll (Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012)
Came off the bench her first two seasons, before starting seven games as a junior and seeing an increased role in the post ... Is the most experienced post player on the roster and will compete for more playing time.
Saw an increased role, making seven starts in post and nearly doubled her average minutes played … Made her first career start against Central Michigan, matching a then career-best with eight points in the season opener … Averaged 3.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per game … Came off the bench to grab a career-best seven rebounds in the win against Illinois State and also matched a career-high with two blocks in addition to her seven points ... Scored a career-high 11 points and also had five rebounds, two blocks and two steals in just 18 minutes off the bench in the home victory against Southern Illinois ... ... Was 3-for-3 from the field with six points and four rebounds in the win at Eastern Illinois ... Grabbed five boards and dished out an assist in 10 minutes against Illinois ... After missing three of four games due to injury, returned to the floor at Indiana State in the MVC opener to collect seven points, four rebounds, one block & one steal in 23 minutes off the bench.
Hauled down a then career-best five rebounds and also had three points in 15 minutes at Northern Illinois ... Played a career-high 20 minutes against Niagara, where she matched a career-best with eight points ... Collected a career-high six rebounds, to go along with four points and a block in 13 minutes off the bench against Western Illinois.
Played in 22 games off the bench ... Made her debut in the season opener, playing two minutes against Butler ... Scored her first career points late in the first half of Bradley's win at Eastern Illinois ... Turned in five points and three rebounds against Saint Louis ... Tossed in seven points on 3-of-5 shooting in 15 minutes against Southern Illinois ... Played a big role in Bradley's rally attempt at Wichita State, finishing with a season-high eight points on 3-of-5 shooting in 19 minutes off the bench.
Two-time first-team all-state selection and was a two-time conference player of the year ... McDonald's All-American nominee ... Quad City Times Female Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Averaged 18.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and had a school season-record 77 blocked shots as a junior ... Helped Assumption to a state championship as a sophomore ... Standout in softball, where was a two-time first-team all-state pitcher ... Struck out more than 1,000 batters during her prep career.
Her mother Lucy played both volleyball and basketball at Augustana College.
Getting To Know Alyson Spinas-Valainis
Parents: Lucy Valainis
Birthplace: Eureka, Calif.
Siblings: Makayla Spinas (17), Michael Spinas (16), Emma Valainis (14), Anthony Valainis (12)
Major: Studio Art