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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Oct. 13, 2008

Meet Alex Hanna

Alex Hanna
Alex Hanna

Alex Hanna has 165 kills, 24 blocks and has made 13 starts in her first season of collegiate action. A graduate of Red Oak (Iowa) High School, she was a two-time all-state athlete, was selected to eight all-tournament teams in her career and was the Daily Nonpareil Southwest Iowa Player of the Year.

What's been the biggest change from high school to college?
I went from middle to outside. I like the outside a lot and I think it's gone really well. I think I might like it better.

What brought you to Northwest?
It was close to home. I liked the coaches and the school a lot. I also liked the academics.

What is it like to have Paige Spangenberg, a high school teammate, on the team?
It's really fun. When I was thinking about coming here, it was definitely a bonus to be able to play with her again and play with someone I knew. I was able to come in knowing someone instead of coming in and not knowing anyone.

What's been your favorite class this semester?
Probably psychology.

What's the funniest thing to happen to the team this season?
When we were in New York and people were slipping on the floor. We were falling in people's sweat. You had to be there, but it was really funny. The team would probably laugh about it now. The gym didn't have an air conditioner and it was the beginning of September.

How did you get the chance to meet Nick Lachey?
We were at the Kansas City airport and were going to a club tournament. He was coming out of the same gate we were going into. We saw him and was like 'Is that Nick Lachey? I don't think so, because he looks way too short.' We all thought he would be a little taller, and he was shorter than all of us. We were thinking that maybe that was him, and then a huge mass of girls ran by us and up to him and we're like, 'yeah, that's him.'

If you could play another sport, what would it be?
I think I'd play field hockey. I've never played, but I've always wanted to. All my cousins play but it's not available around here.

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