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Alex Powers

School

Florida State University

Position
First Base
Major
Sport Management

Classroom

Powers graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sport management in the spring of 2016 and is currently pursuing her master’s degree. She earned a spot on the All-ACC Academic Team in 2015 and was selected as a 2015 NFCA Scholar-Athlete. Powers received Florida State University Dean’s List honors in the fall of 2014, spring of 2015 and fall of 2015, while earning a perfect 4.0 GPA and securing a place on the FSU President’s List in the Spring of 2015.

Character

A significant portion of Powers’ character is due to her perseverance. Sidelined due to an ACL tear in her right knee as a true freshman in the fall of 2012, she battled back to the field only to end up tearing the ACL in her left knee in the fall of 2013. Working through those two significant injuries to become the amazing player she is today, she has inspired countless people to never give up and to continue to pursue your dreams. She also gives back to the game of softball, helping young players improve by working at camps and clinics throughout the season and the summer. Powers is consistently involved in the FSU Softball TRIBE leadership group, which plans and participates in several community service projects throughout the year.

Community

Powers has been very involved in the community throughout her time at Florida State. As an active member of the FSU Softball TRIBE, she has helped with numerous community service projects, including events such as volunteering at the Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Cancer Center, reading to elementary students and cleaning up trash as FSU softball has partnered with the City of Tallahassee’s Adopt-A-Street program. Powers earned the Golden Nole Award in 2016, as softball’s best representative of community service at the FSU Athletic Department’s annual banquet. Powers, along with the softball team as a whole, earned the FSU Athletic Director’s Cup for Service in 2014 and 2015, given to the team with the most community service hours per player.

Competition

Powers has diligently worked her way into becoming one of the best offensive players in FSU history. A career .335 hitter, Powers had a breakout season at the plate in 2016 and posted a .396 batting average with 16 doubles, 16 home runs, 63 RBI, 17 stolen bases and 62 runs scored. She earned ACC Player of the Year honors in 2016 and was also named a second-team All-American by the NFCA. Leading the Seminoles to the Women’s College World Series for the second time in three seasons, Powers batted 8-for-14 with two doubles, two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored in Oklahoma City as she was named to the 2016 WCWS All-Tournament Team. As of nomination time, she sat in the Top 10 in FSU history in home runs (25 – 7th), walks (97 – 8th) and RBI (120 – 9th) with one year remaining in the Garnet and Gold.