Howdy ya’ll! My name is Alexa and I come from Granbury, Texas, a small town about an hour from the more famous Fort Worth. I’ve lived in the same house since I was four with my parents and my siblings. My sister is a year behind me here at the Academy (though I swear I didn’t influence her), and my brother is in high school. My dad is a mechanic, which was great when I had a car; I never had to take my car to get the oil changed, and if something went funky, he was always there to fix it. My mom is the supervisor of clinical audiology at the University of North Texas, but I just think it’s easier to say she’s a college professor.
If you can think of your archetypical Texan, that’s me. I’ve been riding horses since I was five years old, I love shooting my dad’s numerous guns, I adore taking the four-wheeler out to the pond for some fishing, and, yes, I do occasionally wear a cowboy hat. In high school, I was a swimmer and a band nerd (flute), but an unfortunate shoulder injury caused the end of my career in both of those. So, logically, I play rugby here at the Academy. I saw my first rugby match on TV while visiting London with my best friend in high school, and I’ve loved it ever since.
When I’m not out tackling girls on the rugby pitch, I like to run, read, or eat copious amounts of chocolate, depending on the mood I’m in. Of course, this is all after I’ve finished with my schoolwork, so it doesn’t always happen as early as I would like. I’m a Civil Engineering major, and I can’t wait to see what these next few years will bring.