The Corpus Christi, Texas native walked-on to this season's women's basketball team after playing at King High School in Corpus Christi for coach John Reyes. She averaged 12 points, five rebounds and three assists during her senior season. As a freshman, she earned Freshman of the Year honors and was named First Team All-District, First Team Metro and First Team All-South Texas after totaling 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists. She also lettered in track, volleyball and basketball and was named Newcomer of the Year in track and was an All-Regional qualifier in the 4x2 relay and triple jump. In volleyball, she advanced to the All-District playoffs as a freshman.
During non-conference season, she logged three minutes against Houston Baptist in the Husky Classic and scored her first basket of the season last Wednesday at UTPA in five minutes of play.
Alva is next up in the "Meet Your Islanders" features for GoIslanders.com, a unique way to get to truly know your Islander athletes.
Q: The best part of being on the women's basketball team is?
A: Building lifelong friendships with your teammates
Q: The biggest influence on your athletic career has been?
A: My dad
Q: When you're not playing basketball what do you like to do?
A: Just eat, sleep and chill with my friends
Q: What are your pre-game rituals?
A: Eat and pray
Q: Two things you must have on the road with you?
A: My cell phone and my uniforms
Q: What is your favorite moment at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi?
A: When we beat Rice at Rice
Q: Most people would be shocked to know what?
A: That I have a one year old daughter
Q: If you could play anyone one-on-one who would it be?
A: Dwayne Wade
Q: What is your favorite sporting event you have ever attended?
A: When I played at College Station for a tournament three years ago
Q: Your teammates would best describe you as what?
Q: Who was your sports idol growing up?
A: Diana Taurasi
Q: What is your dream job?
A: To be a physical therapist
Q: One food you can't say no to?
A: Shrimp pasta
Q: Most famous number in your cell phone?
A: Coach Robinson
Q: What is your favorite quote?
A: "God Bless America"
Kobe or Lebron: LeBron
Winter or Summer: Summer
Tebow or Vick: Tebow, he's so much hotter.
LSU or Alabama: Alabama