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Taking Seattle By Storm
Although former Wildcat and women’s basketball star, Alisha Valavanis, recently moved to Seattle for her new job as the president and general manager of the Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) Seattle Storm, she still considers Chico to be home.
Valavanis, who earned a bachelor’s in journalism in 2000 and a master’s in physical education in 2004 and went on to coach women’s basketball at the University, says the lessons she learned while a student, athlete, and coach had a direct impact on her journey to the Storm’s front office.
That journey started early. She grew up in Indiana and moved to California when she was 10.
“In Indiana, they throw you a ball before you can walk,” Valavanis said. “It’s kind of a part of our DNA.”
Indeed, it was basketball that led Valavanis and her twin sister, Alexa Benson- Valavanis (BA, Journalism, ’00) to Chico. A package deal of sorts, they both committed to play for CSU, Chico and legendary head coach Mary Ann Lazzarini in 1995. With Alisha at shooting guard and Alexa running the point, the duo became known as “the Back Court.”
Valavanis graduated as the team’s all-time leader in three-pointers, sinking 139 in her four years.More...