A valued member of the Cal women's basketball team, Alisa Lewis, 20, passed away on Monday, Jan. 19, from bacterial meningitis. As a junior this season, Lewis played in 10 games, averaging 8.1 minutes per game, scoring 1.9 points per game and grabbing 1.7 rebounds per game. Lewis had her best game this season in a 65-45 win over Canisius on Dec. 21, 2003, when she scored six points, pulled down four rebounds and made one steal. She last played in a 70-68 loss to Arizona on Jan. 8, shooting 0-for-1 from the floor in a two-minute stint.
As a sophomore in 2002-03:
Played in 11 contests and earned starting assignments the first four games of the season...her best game was a five-point, one-rebound, one-assist effort in a win over Penn Dec. 7...tallied four points in 17 minutes of action in the season opener vs. Rutgers...also played double-digit minutes against Syracuse (14) and Seton Hall (10)...hauled in a season-best two rebounds on three occasions.
As a freshman in 2001-02:
Saw minutes in all 28 games and made starts vs. USC Dec. 28 and at Washington Jan. 17...the start against the Huskies was in front of many of her family and friends and was her best game of the year, as she tallied career-highs for points (9), rebounds (7), assists (2), steals (2) and minutes played (27)...the seven boards was a team high for that game...averaged 2.1 points and 2.1 boards per outing on the year.
Played three seasons at Fairfield High School in the Bay Area before attending Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, Wash...was a three-time league scoring champion (twice Monticello Empire League (MEL), once Greater Spokane League) and broke the respective league's single season scoring record each time...named MEL MVP and Athlete of the Year as a junior after averaging 19.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game at Fairfield...selected a Rivals.com Top 20 NorCal senior pick after garnering all-league and all-city recognition during her sophomore and junior campaigns...also competed for three seasons on the track & field team.
Alisa Marie Lewis was born Sept. 4, 1983 in Minnesota...parents are Joe and Diane Lewis...has a younger sister, Danielle...her cousin, Leo Lewis, played for the Minnesota Vikings...social welfare major.