Matador Women's Basketball Name Rheina Ale Director of Operations

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---

The Cal State Northridge women's basketball program has added former San Francisco standout Rheina Ale as the program's Director of Operations, CSUN head coach Jason Flowers announced. Ale was a four-year starter and three-year team captain for the Dons and will assist with academics, video and other administrative duties with the Matadors.

"I am excited to be a part of the CSUN program and a great coaching staff and group of student-athletes," Ale said. "It feels to great to still be a part of Division I women's basketball and I hope to learn a lot in this new role."

Originally from Carson, Calif., Ale recently completed her eligibility with the Dons on the court and graduated from the University of San Francisco in May of 2012 with a degree in Communications.

As a member of the Dons' women's basketball program, Ale holds the top spot in school history for minutes played and is second in both free throw percentage and 3-pointers. She totaled the fifth most starts in USF history and finished ninth in scoring in school history.

With the Matadors, Ale will be responsible for a number of administrative duties. Ale ha some familiarity with the Matadors and the Big West Conference. Her cousin is former Matador standout Analee Viena-Lota and her sister Kristen is a member of the basketball program at Cal Poly. 

Entering her third season, Flowers is happy to add an experienced and successful former Division I basketball player to his staff.

"Rheina brings a lot of outstanding qualities to our program and will serve as a great mentor to our student-athletes," Flowers said.

Ale will be pursuing a Master's Degree in Journalism and resides in Los Angeles County. 

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