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Alex Wiggins and the Alabama State Lady Yellow Jackets celebrate their 2019 SWAC Championship. 

Alex Wiggins was a star volleyball player at Enterprise High School and now she is a star for the Alabama State Lady Yellow Jackets, and she has helped lead ASU to the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Tournament this month.

Wiggins posted an eye-popping 400 kills and 268 digs as a senior in 2016 and following that performance earned a scholarship with Wallace State Community College.

At Wallace, Wiggins racked up 773 career kills in her two seasons there and helped guide Wallace to back-to-back Region 22 Championships.

Following her two years at Wallace, Wiggins earned a scholarship with Alabama State and she’s compiled 138 digs, 20 aces and eight kills in 31 games. She’s started two games in her junior campaign.

Alabama State (17-21) earned its fourth consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship after defeating Southern University, Alabama A&M and Prairie View A&M in the SWAC Tournament to earn a bid in the NCAA Tournament.

Alabama State will battle Florida in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Gainesville, Fla. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.

The Troy Lady Trojans (22-9) also earned a bid to postseason play as they will competing the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC) Tournament on Friday, Dec. 6. While the Lady Trojans didn’t earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament, this will be Troy’s first Division I postseason appearance in program history.

Troy will meet North Carolina A&T in the opening round of the NIVC Tournament on Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. in Atlanta. The winner of that contest will meet the winner of Georgia Tech and Alabama A&M in the second round.

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