Alex Ionescu
Alex Ionescu


Bucharest, Romania

High School:
Grigore Moisil HS



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Minnesota Travels to Denver for Final Non-Conference Road Trip

Game time is set for 8:00 p.m. CT.


Gophers Defeat Bemidji State in Final Exhibition Game

Minnesota had five players score in double figures.


2011-12 Women's Basketball Season Preview

The Gophers host St. Cloud State in exhibition play Wednesday at 7 p.m.


Gopher Spotlight: Freshman Alex Ionescu

The rookie tells fans a little more about herself.


Get to Know Alex Ionescu

Get to Know women's basketball freshman guard Alex Ionescu, who hails from Romania.

Alex Ionescu's Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

2011-12 • Freshman Season: Saw action in 10 games for the Gophers • finished her rookie campaign with three points, three rebounds, two steals and an assist in 27 minutes of play • matched her career-high with one rebound vs. Bradley in the WBI quarterfinals (3/18) • had a steal in her postseason debut vs. Charleston Southern in the WBI first round (3/16) • made her Big Ten Tournament debut vs. Wisconsin (3/1) • dished out an assist in her Big Ten debut vs. Indiana (1/2/12) • tallied her first-career defensive rebound vs. Alcorn State (12/11) • scored a career-high two points vs. Harvard (12/10) • posted career-firsts with one points and a steal vs. Air Force (12/7) • grabbed her first-career rebound vs. North Dakota State in the Subway Classic Championship Game (11/20) • made her collegiate debut in the Subway Classic contest vs. Binghamton (11/19)

High School: A 2011 graduate of Grigore Moisil High School • participated in five FIBA Youth European Championships since 2007 • helped Romania earn a gold medal in Division B at the 2010 U18 European Championships • was part of Romania's starting five at that tournament, finishing with 13 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals in a 75-49 qualifying round win versus Luxembourg • averaged 5.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, while making 5-of-7 (.714) three-pointers over eight games • helped Romania finish third at the U16 European Championships in 2008 • averaged 9.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game at that tournament • participated at the FIBA International Camp in 2007, where she was selected to play in the All-Star Game and chosen to be part of the tournament's "First Five" • also played for BC 97, Sportul Studentesc and Olimpia • her BC 97 team won a national championship and twice finished second • selected to the all-star teams three times • also won the title at a tournament in Hungary where she received the Most Valuable Player award • participated in Romania's Senior National Championship with both Sportul Studentesc and Olimpia.

Personal: Born May 18, 1992 • major is undecided • daughter of Cristian and Daniela Ionescu


Banham Breaks Minnesota Scoring Record


The senior guard scored 29 points in the Gophers' 81-79 overtime loss to Auburn.

Three Gophers Score 20 in Win over Hatters


Minnesota edged out Stetson 72-69 in its first game at the San Juan Shootout.

Preview: Gophers at the San Juan Shootout


Minnesota is set to take on Stetson and Auburn this Thanksgiving weekend in Puerto Rico.

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