FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – After returning to the NCAA Tournament, the Nova Southeastern Women’s Basketball team – under the direction of Head Coach LeAnn Freeland-Curry – continues to reload its roster for the 2023-24 season. Alana Ellis, a guard, joins the Sharks Women’s Basketball team, announces Head Coach LeAnn Freeland-Curry.
Ellis, a redshirt sophomore, transfers to Nova Southeastern after two seasons at Notre Dame College (OH.) where she started 49 games. Ellis led NDC in scoring in each of the past two years, averaging 15.6 points per game during the 2022-23 season and 14.9 during 2021-22 campaign.
“Alana is a powerful, highly competitive guard, who has [NCAA] Division II playing experience and has produced at a high level,” stated Freeland-Curry. “She is explosive off the dribble and has three-point range. Defensively, she is physical and can guard both inside and outside. We believe she will continue to develop quickly within our style of play. Our coaching staff and players are extremely excited to announce Alana Ellis is a Shark!”
During the 2022-23 season, Ellis started 20 games for Notre Dame College, leading the team in scoring and earned her sAll-MEC Honorable Mention recognition. In 2021-22 season, Ellis started all 29 games, averaged 30.2 minutes, 3.7 rebounds, and garnered All-MEC Honorable Mention honors.
Ellis set career-highs in 2022, scoring 35, making 14 field goals, against West Virginia Wesleyan on December 10. Ellis also set a career-best with eight rebounds against Davis & Elkins on February 5.
Alana will be pursuing her undergraduate degree in Communications at NSU and enters Nova Southeastern with a 3.1 grade point average.