« Women’s Basketball 2019-20

Alana Gilmer

School

Marist College

Position
Forward
Major
Integrated Marketing Communication, Business Administration/Finance

Classroom

Gilmer earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration/finance from Marist in the Spring 2019. She is on track to graduate with her master’s in integrated marketing communication in Spring 2020.

Character

Gilmer is a team captain In the 2019-20 season. Over the summer, she led her teammates in organized workouts. Head Coach Brian Giorgis recalled one day while there was an electrical shutdown in the arena, Gilmer and other athletes were getting shots up in the dimly-lit gym, despite limited visibility. Marist’s Junior Hoop Club, a members club for children who are basketball fans, hosted an Autograph Night and Pizza Party. Gilmer stayed later during both nights to sign autographs and interact with young fans after fulfilling her media obligations.

Community

Gilmer has participated in various community service initiatives such as Clinton Elementary School visits, Girl Scout Samplers, Special Olympics, Hunger Banquet, Hunger Walk, Campus ministry Christmas donations, MAAC Gives Back Pen Pal program, Friends of Jaclyn ice cream socials, and continuous visits to the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie. Recently, Gilmer and the team partnered with VetZero, an organization raising awareness for veteran homelessness and suicide, to pack bags given out to local veterans in the community. The team also partnered with the Sports Bra Project to remove barriers in sports participation, soliciting donations of new sports bras to give to those in need.

Competition

In just three seasons with Marist, Gilmer ranks top 10 in program history in scoring average, points, and field-goal percentage. In January, she set a single-game program record for field goal percentage, going 9-9 from the field at Niagara. She also fell one basket shy of the single-game mark with 14 buckets against defending MAAC champion Quinnipiac. She was named MAAC Player of the Week and the Met Writer’s Division I Player of the Week for the week of January 13. Before the season, she was a unanimous pick to the All-MAAC Preseason First Team. In 2018-19, Gilmer was named to the MBWA All-Met Third Team and All-MAAC First Team after averaging 15.4 points per game on 49 percent shooting in 32 starts. She was twice named MAAC Player of the Week. In her first season with the Red Foxes in 2017-18, Gilmer 15.5 points per contest while averaging almost 32 minutes per game. This led to All-MAAC Second Team honors for her that year.