Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
All-America as a senior ... a true center standing 6-7 ... one of the top shot-blockers in the nation ... excellent passing and shooting touch ... fit in well with Duke’s motion offense ... matured into one of the best defensive post players in the country.
Career Notes... The ninth overall pick by the Indiana Fever in the 2007 WNBA Draft ... selected Bridgeport Regional MVP as a junior ... had a breakout season as a sophomore with an ACC single season record 134 blocks and broke that record as a senior with 151 ... notched 12 double-doubles over her career.
In The NCAA Record Book... Ranked third on the career blocked shot list with 434 ... posted 151 blocks as a senior to rank tied for second on the single season chart ... totaled 62 career blocks in the NCAA Tournament to rank first all-time ... swatted 30 shots in the 2005-06 NCAA Tournament, which is the most in a single tournament by a player.
In The ACC Record Book... Blocked 434 shots, which was 104 more than the second place ranking on the ACC list ... her 151 blocks as a senior and 134 as a sophomore rank as the top two single season marks in ACC history ... totaled 120 swats as a sophomore to rank fourth.
In The Duke Record Book... Posted the top three single season blocked shot marks in school history ... became the 21st player in school history to register 1,000 points ... ranked fifth with 804 rebounds ... with her 122 wins, ranked seventh and 53 ACC victories was ninth ... ranked 10th with 293 free throws made and tied for 10th with 399 free throws made ... listed 10th with 129 career games played ... totaled 265 rebounds as a senior to rank seventh on the single season list.
As a Senior (2006-07)... One of 10 named USBWA All-America ... Lowe’s Senior Class Award ... one of 12 finalists for the State Farm Wade Trophy for National Player of the Year ... Third Team Associated Press All-America ... Greensboro Regional All-Tournament team ... WBCA Kodak Region II All-America ... All-ACC Tournament second team ... All-ACC Defensive Team ... All-ACC first team ... ACC Player of the Week on Feb. 26 ... Naismith Player of the Year finalist ... top-30 John R. Wooden Award candidate ... preseason Street & Smith’s Honorable Mention All-America ... averaged 11.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 4.4 blocks and 1.1 steals, while starting all 34 contests ... led Duke with five double-doubles ... had seven games with 10 or more rebounds and 22 contests with seven or more boards ... blocked four or more shots on 26 occasions ... led the NCAA with a 4.4 blocks per game average ... in the ACC stats, ranked 25th in scoring (11.9), eighth in rebounding (7.8), 15th in free throw percentage (74.2), first in blocks (4.4) and second in defensive rebounds (6.3).
As a Junior (2005-06)... Earned NCAA Final Four All-Tournament and Bridgeport Regional MVP honors ... started 23 of 35 contests at center ... recorded 120 blocks to rank second on both the Duke and ACC single-season charts ... posted per game averages of 9.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.4 blocks, 1.2 steals and 1.1 assists ... in six games during the NCAA Tournament, averaged 13.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.0 blocks, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals ... totaled seven double-doubles on the year ... ranked sixth nationally with a 3.4 blocks per game average ... notched eight games with 11 or more rebounds ... averaged 12.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 6.5 blocks, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals during the Bridgeport Regional to earn MVP accolades.
As a Sophomore (2004-05)... Developed into one of the most dominating shot-blockers in college basketball as a sophomore as she averaged an ACC-best 3.7 a contest ... named to the All-ACC Defensive Team ... posted a new ACC single-season record with 134 blocks in 36 games ... started 33 of 36 contests at center ... averaged 7.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and hit 48.0 percent of her field goals ... ranked sixth in the nation in blocks per game ... in the ACC stats, ranked 15th in rebounding (6.6) and first in blocks (3.7) ... in ACC games only, was seventh in rebounding (7.1) and first in blocks (3.57) ... earned Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament team honors after averaging 12.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 5.5 blocks in two games ... registered four or more blocks on 18 occasions.
As a Freshman (2003-04)... Saw action in 24 contests ... missed the first three games and the entire preseason recovering from a knee injury ... averaged 3.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 0.5 assists ... totaled 29 blocks on the season, which ranked as the fifth-best freshman total in Duke history ... in her college debut, scored five points, had three rebounds, two blocks and two assists against Stephen F. Austin ... had 11 points along with two rebounds and one block against Virginia ... had at least one block in 14 contests.
Prior To Duke... 2003 first team Parade All-America ... attended Beavercreek H.S. and played for head coach Ed Zink ... played in the WBCA High School All-America game and scored three points, had eight rebounds and one assist for the red team ... a member of the East team at the McDonald’s All-America game in which she had a game-high nine blocks, four points and seven rebounds ... as a senior, averaged 18.0 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.5 blocks ... one of three players selected Associated Press (AP) Ohio Player of the Year and first team AP All-State as a senior ... one of 10 finalists for the Naismith Award as the National Player of the Year ... led Beavercreek to State Championships in 2001 and 2003 ... in the post-summer rankings, was listed among the top-20 All-Star Girls Report (No. 9), Blue Star Report (No. 11) and Full Court Press (No. 17) ... a three-time USA Today All-America and Ohio Girls Basketball Magazine Dream Team selection ... as a junior, averaged 17.0 points and 10.2 rebounds ... earned AP first team All-State as a junior ... a 2002 third team Parade All-America and Dayton Daily News Division I Player of the Year ... averaged 16.0 points and 10.0 rebounds as a sophomore ... led team to a 28-0 record and a state title ... attended the Nike All-America camp in 2001 and 2002 ... named the Student Sports National Sophomore of the Year ... as a freshman, averaged 9.0 points and 5.0 rebounds ... led AAU team of Dayton Lady Hoopstars to the 14-under, 15-under and 16-under National Championships.
Personal... Full name is Alison Marie Bales ... born April 4, 1985, in Indianapolis, Ind. ... daughter of Charles Bales and Dr. Mary McCarthy ... has one sister, Sarah (19), and twin brothers, J.D. (16) and J.R. (16) ... her father, Charles, played football at TCU from 1965-69 and lettered in 1967-68 ... majored in cultural anthropology.