Alex Powers All-American, ACC-Scholar Athlete and Player of the Year During Career at Florida State
By Steve Wilson // April 20, 2018
2018 SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Eau Gallie High School graduate Alex Powers, the only child of Pam and Kevin Powers, was destined to become a Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame inductee.
Her enthusiasm for sports, her natural athleticism, her tenacity, and her work ethic made it a given that she was going to be successful.
For a period of time, at an early age, Powers played both soccer and softball. However, she knew that to play travel ball competitively, which she wanted to do, she was going to have to choose just one. She chose softball.
When asked why she chose softball over soccer, Powers’ reply was that she “genuinely just enjoyed the ballpark and everything that came with it at the field. It was fun!” Now that Powers had chosen softball, she was off and running.
Powers attended Eau Gallie High School and had an amazing four years playing for the Commodores. She garnered All-State honors all four years, including being named All-State Offensive Player of the Year, All-State Defensive Player of the Year, and was Bright House Sports Network Player of the Year twice.
Eau Gallie also won the state championship during Powers’ junior season. It was then time for the next chapter in Powers’ softball career. She chose to attend Florida State University.
After touring the campus, meeting the coaches, and seeing everything that FSU had to offer, the tradition, the education, and the community involvement and support, she knew Tallahassee was the place for her.
Powers said, “I pride myself on working hard and knew that I would have opportunities” to play for the Seminoles. And play she did!
After multiple knee injuries and rehab stints, Powers was ready to kick it into high gear! Her junior year she was selected as an NFCA All-American as she batted an astounding .396 with 16 home runs, 63 RBIs, 62 runs, and 32 walks.
She went 8 for 14 during the College World Series and earned a spot on the WCWS All-Tournament Team. She was also selected All-ACC First Team, NFCA All-Region First Team and ACC Player of the Year.
Powers’ senior season was just as impressive as her junior season, having earned NFCA All-American honors for the second straight year. She finished the season with a .360 batting average and .610 slugging percentage. Powers was also selected All-ACC Academic Team, ACC-Scholar Athlete of the Year, All-ACC First Team, and NFCA Southeast All-Region First Team.
CLASS AWARD AT FSU
Her senior year, Powers was also the recipient of the 2017 Senior CLASS Award, which is given to the nation’s best student-athlete that has noticeable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, character, classroom and competition.
When talking about the game of softball, Powers’ enthusiasm bubbles over. She says, “I just want to play, I just want to compete, and I just want to have fun. I love this game so much.” The game has been good to Powers, and, just as important, Powers has been good for the game.
Yes, Alex Powers was destined to become a Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame inductee from the beginning. But, who knew that she would be a Hall of Fame person as well. I guess anyone that knows Alex would have known that.
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