Alicia Manning brings grit to court

Alicia Manning grew up with two older brothers, and their idea of play time was to jump off the roof of the porch and onto a trampoline so that they could dunk on their basketball goal. That sense of adventure has served the senior well on the court.

Alicia Manning, a 6-foot-1 forward, is the youngest of Virginia and Jeff Manning's three children. Her older brothers, Michael and David, were her source for fun, especially when it came to sports, when she was growing up in the state of Georgia. They did set a few limits when it came to football. "My brothers never let me play tackle with them," Manning said. But she was close enough in age...

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