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Alyssa Charlston

Broadcasting & Digital Media


Charlston currently has a 3.96 GPA and is majoring in broadcasting & digital media with a minor in communications. Set for a 2014 graduation Charlston has been a consistent dean’s list honoree. As a sophomore Charlston was a third team CoSIDA Academic All-American. She has been an academic All-WAC honoree all three seasons of her career. Getting ready for post-grad life Charlston spent the summer interning with KXLY Broadcast Group and was a Sports News Intern. She filmed the on-air video, was on camera and wrote stories and edited video for the local news broadcasts.


A three-year team captain for Idaho, Charlston helped lead the Vandals to their first NCAA Tournament since 1985 in 2013. Charlston has been leader both on and off the court. She has demonstrated leadership, a positive outlook, encouraged teammates and has a tireless work ethic each day on the basketball floor, in the classroom, and in the community. Charlston has represented the university athletic department and spoke at numerous fundraising events this past summer to promote the department. She won the women’s basketball Vandal Award the past two seasons for exemplifying Vandal pride, tradition and excellence both on and off the basketball floor. Charlston served as the Student Athletic Advisory Committee’s secretary for the 2012-13 season and is a three-year SAAC member.


Charlston enjoys teaching kids the game of basketball. She has been a Vandal Summer Camp counselor for the past three years; helping kids in Moscow develop their skills. She is passionate about working with the local elementary schools, teaching them basketball as well as helping them in the classroom with reading, math and providing a positive role model. Charlston has volunteered at the Moscow Safety Fair, an event held annually for children in the community that helps promote safety. She represented the university, speaking in front of an alumni gathering in Boise, Idaho.


Charlston was a consensus first team All-WAC selection in the 2012-13 season when she led Idaho to its first WAC Tournament championship and the team’s second berth into the NCAA Tournament. She was among the top 10 in individual conference statistics leaders and top 15 in five separate categories, including field goal percentage. Charlston scored in double figures 25 times and scored 20 or more points on five occasions last season. The coaches and media both voted her a 2013-14 Preseason All-WAC selection. Entering the 2013-14 season Charlston ranks ninth in school history with 619 total rebounds.