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SAAC Spotlight: Western Oregon's Alexie Morris
A two-time Academic All-GNAC selection, Alexie Morris played in 11 matches and started in two as a junior in 2019.
A two-time Academic All-GNAC selection, Alexie Morris played in 11 matches and started in two as a junior in 2019.
Alexie Morris
Alexie Morris

Friday, January 15, 2021

Part of a regular series.

Throughout the year, GNACsports.com uses this space to profile conference student-athletes who are members of their respective institutions’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). In addition to providing feedback on the student-athlete experience, conference and institutional SAAC members also offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

Name: Alexie Morris
Sport:
Women’s Soccer
Institution:
Western Oregon University
Year:
Senior
Major:
Exercise Science
Hometown:
Everett, Washington

Why Did You Choose To Attend Western Oregon?: I chose to attend Western Oregon because it has a great exercise science. I like the small class sizes and the small-town environment.

Years Involved In SAAC: Two years.

The Reason You Chose To Get Involved In SAAC: I chose to get involved in SAAC because I thought it was important that every sport be represented at our school.

What Does It Mean To You To Be A Division II Student-Athlete?: Being a Division II student-athlete means academics come first. It is amazing that we get the opportunity to continue our education while playing the sports that we love.

What Is The Most Important Thing You’ve Learned About Balancing Athletics And Academics?: I’ve learned that you have to be on top of all of your schoolwork and not be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

Biggest Obstacle Overcome During Your Collegiate Career: I have gotten injured a lot throughout my college career. No matter what, I just have to keep pushing to get healthy and become a better player.

Favorite Thing About Competing In The GNAC: There is so much competition.

Future Goals After Graduation: I plan on becoming a physician assistant.

Favorite Sports Team: U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team.

Favorite Athlete: Julie Ertz.

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