April 2:USA Basketball announced that its Board of Directors has approved USA Basketball committees for 2009-2012. Joanne Boyle has been appointed among its members. The committee is responsible for selecting coaches and athletes for USA Basketball college-aged competitions including the U19 FIBA World Championships.Other members include NCAA chiarwoman Sue Donohoe (Vice President for Division I Women's Basketball), Coquese Washington from Penn State University and Connie Yori from the University of Nebraska, along with Beth Cunningham from Virginia Commonwealth University.
May 18: USA Basketball announced 14 finalists for the 2009 USA Women's World University Games Team and 14 finalists for the Under-19 teams. California Golden Bears guard Alexis Gray-Lawson and incoming freshman Layshia Calrendon were among the finalists. Gray-Lawson is trying to earn a spot on the World University Games team while Clarendon is aiming trying for the Under-19 team.
July 30: The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), on behalf of the Wade Coalition, announced the 2009-2010 preseason "Wade Watch" list for The State Farm Wade Trophy Division I Player of the Year. Golden Bear senior guard Alexis Gray-Lawson has been named to the 2009-10 preseason "Wade Watch" list, which is made up of top NCAA Division I student-athletes who best embody the spirit of Lily Margaret Wade. This is based on the following criteria: game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability.
August 21: The 2009-10 preseason candidates list for the Women’s Wooden Award was released, naming 31 student athletes. Alexis Gray-Lawson from California was one of the candidates.