The Prairie School
Honors: 2009-10 team tri-captain with Gant and Covington ... 2009-10 and 2008-09 Academic All-Big Ten
Of Note: Redshirt junior who transferred to the UW from Ohio University ... saw her first action in a Badger uniform in 2008-09, playing in 12 games ... spent time during the summer of 2008 volunteering in Africa ... played on the same AAU team (Team Wisconsin Basketball Foundation) as Rae Lin D'Alie
2009-10: Did not play this season due to a knee injury
2008-09: Redshirt sophomore who transferred to the UW from Ohio University ... saw her first action in a Badger uniform this season, playing in 12 games ... scored her first points at Wisconsin, nailing a 3-pointer in the closing seconds vs. Illinois (Jan. 18) ... went 4-of-8 from 3-point range this season (.500) ... played a career-best 15 minutes at Michigan (Feb. 1), scoring five points on 2-of-6 shooting from the field; also had two rebounds and two steals vs. the Wolverines ... played six minutes at Purdue (Feb. 8), scoring three points while adding two rebounds, one assist and one steal ... averaged 1.3 points and 0.3 rebounds per game
2007-08: Transfer from Ohio University ... sat out the 2007-08 season per NCAA rules and has three years of eligibility remaining starting in 2008-09
2006-07 (at Ohio): As a freshman at Ohio University appeared in 28 games, making one start ... averaged 12.0 minutes, 2.7 points and 3.3 rebounds ... led the team in field goal percentage (47.8%) ... scored seven points, grabbed four boards and had two steals in her first collegiate game vs. Navy (Nov. 10) ... recorded a career-high 10 rebounds and 5 points vs. then-No. 24 Pitt (Dec. 9) ... had a career high 10 points and 6 rebounds at FAU in the FAU Invite (Dec. 30)
High School: Two-year starter and three-year letterwinner ... team won the 2004 state championship ... first team all-conference two years ... named all-state third team as a senior ... averaged 18.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.8 steals her senior season ... was the first player to score 1,000 points in just three years ... Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics Association Student-Athlete finalist as a senior ... traveled with the USSA National Championship team in 2004-05 ... played three years of prep tennis and a year of soccer (team placed second in state during freshman season) ... honor roll student four years
Personal: Parents are Dr. John and Dr. Dana Trotter ... has one sister Alia and three brothers, Aleksas (deceased), Michael and Marcus ... majors are biology (pre-medicine) and African-American studies; intends to follow in her parents' footsteps and become a doctor
Career Highs (prior to 2008-09 at Ohio)
Points: 10 vs. Florida Atlantic, 12-30-06
Field Goals: 5 vs. Florida Atlantic, 12-30-06
Field Goal Att.: 6 (6x; MR vs. Western Michigan, 1-20-07)
Field Goal %: .833 (5-6) vs. Florida Atlantic, 12-30-06
3-pt FG: 1 vs. Bowling Green, 1-13-07
3-pt FG Att.: 2 vs. Bowling Green, 1-13-07
3-pt FG%: .500 (1-2) vs. Bowling Green, 1-13-07
Free Throws: 3 (2x; MR vs. High Point, 12-29-06)
Free Throw Att.: 4 (2x; MR vs. High Point, 12-29-06)
Free Throw %: .750 (3-4) (2x; MR vs. High Point, 12-29-06)
Rebounds: 10 vs. Pittsburgh, 12-9-06
Assists: 1 vs. Purdue, 2-8-09
Steals: 3 (2x; MR vs. Bowling Green, 1-13-07)
Blocks: 1 (3x; MR vs. Western Michigan, 1-20-07)
Minutes: 32 vs. Auburn, 12-13-06
Why I Chose Wisconsin
"I choose UW-Madison because I knew it would challenge me academically, which will benefit me in my journey of becoming a doctor. Also, I knew I would be tested athletically competing against the best in the Big Ten Conference. I grew up in Wisconsin and feel privileged to represent my home state. The school is also close to home, which is a huge plus because I am very close to my family."
Off the court with Alana Trotter
First started basketball (age/grade): My dad says I picked up a basketball at a very young age, but I first started playing organized basketball in the fourth grade.
Most memorable basketball game: Beating Baylor in the championship game at the tournament in the Virgin Islands
My favorite thing about Wisconsin women's basketball is: The team - they have become my second family
Before each game, I: Listen to my music and dance, make sure my hair is looking right, and use the bathroom RIGHT before tip-off
Best UW road trip: The Virgin Islands
One word that describes the team: Incredible
My teammates say I am: Always laughing... sometimes a little too loud
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Hanging out and getting to know each other outside the court
Most memorable basketball achievement: Becoming a scholarship athlete at UW-Madison
Is there something significant about your jersey number? I have worn No. 15 since the fifth grade so it has become apart of me.
The best thing about the Kohl Center is: Everything is amazing.
Dream as a collegiate player: To be part of the team that makes history and takes the program to new heights!
Fantasy job/career: Being a choreographer for popular pop/hip-hop music artists
Persons most admired: My older brother Aleksas, my parents, and my grandma
My most prized possessions are: My family and my doggy
I can't live without: My family
My secret addiction is: Well it wouldn't be a secret anymore then huh?
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: When I listen to music, I choreograph a dance to the entire song. I can remember dances I choreographed in my head years ago.
The community service activity or group I like most is: Playing with kids at the YMCA
If I could guest star on a TV show, it would be: The Golden Girls because they are hilarious!
If I could be on a magazine cover, it would be: Women's Health
The best sporting eventI have ever attended was: Any one of my younger brothers' football games. I love seeing my babies on the field together.
One word that describes me: Determined
You won't catch me eating: Black licorice
Nobody knows how much I love to... Dance
Greatest invention of the last 100 years: Portable music players
If I could live any place in the world, it would be: Hawaii because the sun is always shining and I love macadamia nuts
IfI could spend a week anywhere in the world, it would be: Lithuania so I can learn more about my mom's culture
A non-athletic talent I have is: Cooking
If I could meet three people from throughout history, they would be: Michael Jackson, Sophia from The Golden Girls, and Eleanor Roosevelt
If I had a million dollars: I would start a gymnastics club in honor of my brother Aleksas.
IfI could have any talent, I would like to: Become invisible whenever I wanted
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Run a marathon
Career goal: To become a successful, reliable doctor as well as living life to the fullest without regrets.
Most famous person I've ever met: Usher...but then I woke up