COLUMBIANA, Ohio (WYTV) - If you've been to a Columbiana sporting event over the past four years, you've probably seen senior Alexis Cross.
She's the ultimate competitor, a three-sport standout for the Clippers, that never backs down from a challenge. Alexis is a versatile athlete, top-notch student, and now, our "33 Student Athlete of the Week."
"I love winning in my softball and basketball programs," said Cross. "We've been very successful and we've had a lot of winning and I think that's just the attitude at Columbiana, that we want to win."
Alexis is a born-winner, and she's done plenty of that in her time with the Clippers. She's an All Conference catcher and holds an Ohio state record with two home runs in a single inning during her sophomore season.
"It was really cool. I was obviously rolling," she said. "I got to bat three times actually, but then I only hit a triple. So I didn't get three in one inning. That would have been really cool."
Alexis also holds four school records on the basketball court. She's played in the most games in program history. And last year, was part of un-defeated regular season. Plus, back in February, she became just the sixth clipper to surpass 1,000 career points.
"It was so surreal, I never thought I would score 1,000 points until it actually happened," said Cross. "It was crazy that it was even possible...I never thought I could do it."
Off the court, Alexis ranks in the top 20 of her class with a 3.8 GPA. She's also a member of National Honor Society and serves as Treasurer of her senior class.
"It's really a lot of effort to do your studies and have practice and you're always tired. But I get to represent my school and show them what a good student-athlete is supposed to be like."