UMW Sports Press Release:
Head Women's Basketball Coach Britt Cooper has announced the hiring
of UMW alumni Alexa Welch as the new Assistant Women's Basketball Coach. Welch joins the
Bulldogs from Helena, Mont.
Welch previously served under Coach Lindsay Woolley and Coach Tony Nakashima as a
student-coach during the NAIA National Championship run in 2018-19.
“I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to work alongside Coach Cooper and give back to the program that did so much for me.” Welch said. “The times spent as a Lady Bulldog are some of my best memories, and I want to play a part in making sure these student-athletes get that and more out of their experience here. There is something amazing about the culture at UMW that sticks with you, and I cannot wait to be back.”
Welch was a member of the Montana Western women’s basketball program from 2014-2018,
though playing only two seasons due to a redshirt season and an injury. In two seasons, Welch averaged 11.1 minutes per game, totaled 93 points and shot 32.3 percent from the field during her senior campaign. She was a member of the 2016-17 and 2017-18 Bulldog teams that saw deep runs in the NAIA National Tournament.
“I have known Coach Welch since my freshman year of college and was fortunate enough to be able to play with her for two seasons.” Head Coach Britt Cooper said. “I am excited to have a former Bulldog join our staff and program. She knows what it takes to win and understands the culture that we want to continue to instill in our program.”
Originally from Helena, Mont., Welch was a 2014 graduate of Capital High School where she
averaged nine points, two steals, and 3.4 rebounds per game her senior year.