Scholar Athlete: Auburn High guard/post, Alexis Tate
It’s not difficult for Auburn High basketball player Alexis Tate to find motivation on the court. But it’s someone on the sidelines who motivates her in life, her two year old adopted brother.
“He came from a different background than what I came from,” Tate said. “His story is making me want to go out and give to other kids and help them and show them that anything can happen for you.”
It’s easy to see why Tate likes helping others. It’s the reason she became involved in the Boys and Girls Club.
“I feel like that’s what my calling is,” she said. “I feel like that’s what I‘m here to do.”
In fact this year Tate was honored with their “Youth of the Year Award”. She’s been honored a lot throughout her life, but that honor was by far the most special.
“I cried. It’s such a blessing in my opinion.”
Her accomplishments also pour over to athletics. She’s a standout volleyball athlete, reaching the 500 kill milestone this fall. She’s also a four year Varsity member of the girls basketball team and recently signed a full-ride scholarship to play ball at Anderson University.
“A lot of things have helped me to get to where I am,” said Tate. “So because of that I‘m very proud of what I‘ve accomplished.”
Along with playing basketball, Tate hopes to study either social work or education.