The University of Northern Iowa’s Alex Cook is approaching a big milestone. The six-foot senior forward from Decorah is on the verge of becoming the first player in school history to score 1,000 points in her career and collect 1,000 rebounds. Cook is a player who has consistently recorded “double-doubles” while playing at UNI. Cook has already passed the 1,000 point mark, and is on pace to grab her 1,000 rebound by the end of the regular season. UNI Coach Tony DiCecco says reaching the milestone would be an incredible feat. DiCecco says cook is one of the most versatile players in the Missouri Valley Conference, mainly because of what she does on the defensive end of the floor. Cook is averaging 14 points per game for the Panthers and DiCecco believes Cook could be the Valley’s most valuable player this season. After Thursday’s win over Southern Illinois, Cook had scored 1,085 points and collected 963 rebounds. UNI is 8-3 in the Valley and hosts Evansville Saturday afternoon.ts and 963 rebounds after Thursday’s win over Southern Illinois. UNI is 8-3 in the Valley and hosts Evansville Saturday afternoon.
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