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Alexis Govan

School

Western Kentucky University

Position
Guard/Forward
Major
Sports Management

Classroom

Govan will complete her bachelor’s degree in sports management in just 3.5 years, holding a 3.0 GPA. She finished her two most recent semesters with 3.57 and 3.40 GPAs respectively. Govan is a two-time selection to the Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll (2011-12, 2013-14), and she will start her graduate degree during the spring semester.

Character

Govan has bounced back from a major injury that caused her to miss much of the 2013-14 season. Missing 22 games with a fractured left tibia, Govan was a vocal leader for the Lady Toppers. Sitting on the first seat on the bench, Govan gained a new appreciation for coaching and how coaches interact with their players. The senior is also beginning her third year as a team captain and has helped turn around the culture of the program during her time at WKU going from nine wins in 2011-12 as a freshman to 22 and 24 win seasons as a sophomore and junior.

Community

In addition to participating in various speaking engagements and appearances in the Bowling Green, Ky. community, Govan has a history of service through her family. In her native San Antonio, Texas, and alongside her military-based family, Govan has worked with Operation Warmheart, collected money at the San Antonio Military Car Show for military organizations and the Wounded Warriors Project, worked with Lackland Christmas Gift Wrapping and the Lackland Angel Tree, collected trash for through Adopt-a-Highway, worked at Kelly Air Force Base Air Shows and worked to enhance a kids playground at an elementary school.

Competition

Govan, a senior All-American candidate, played in just 11 games in 2013-14 due to a stress fracture in her left tibia. Govan averaged 16.5 points in 11 starts for WKU. She shot over 43 percent from the field and notched 4.6 rebounds per game. WKU was 8-3 with Govan in the lineup. Her last action came on Dec. 21, 2013, when she hit the game-winning shot in the final seconds against Georgetown to cap a 16-point comeback win in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the Puerto Rico Classic. Her early success in 2013-14 came on the heels of an outstanding 2012-13 campaign that saw her rank among the nation’s leading scorers. Govan was the third-highest scoring sophomore in the nation and 15th-highest scoring player overall. Her 20.3 points per game ranked as the fourth most by a player in program history as she was named a First Team All-Conference selection. Her 671 points ranked as the sixth most in a single season in program history. Her most notable individual performance of the year came when she scored 40 points in an 82-80 win over North Texas on Dec. 29, 2012, in E.A. Diddle Arena, one of just 14 40-point performances in the nation during the 2012-13 season.