TORONTO, Ont. (April 3, 2021) -- Canadian Alyssa Jerome is an NCAA women’s basketball champion.
On Saturday night, Jerome and the Stanford Cardinal captured the program’s first title in nearly two decades after defeating the Arizona Wildcats 54-53. Jerome is the first Canadian to capture the women’s title since Kia Nurse, who won the prized college trophy with the UConn Huskies in 2016.
The Toronto native appeared in 26 games as a Senior this season for the Cardinal and put up a season high 14 points versus Oregon State back in February. Stanford finished their season with a 19-2 record in their conference before capturing the championship title.
During the NCAA tournament, Jerome registered nine rebounds and two assists for Stanford across their six games.
Most recently, she played for Team Canada at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru where she averaged 4.0 points and 5.3 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game. Previously, she’s also represented Canada at the FIBA U19 Women's World Cup, FIBA U17 World Championships and the FIBA Americas U18 Championships.