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Alexis Mitchell
Alexis Mitchell


Davenport, Iowa

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Alexis Mitchell Photo Gallery | 2011 Match By Match Stats

Of Note: Father competed in basketball at Norfolk State from 1983-87 and also played with the Quad City Thunder of the CBA ... mother competed in track and field at Norfolk State ... sister Ashley played volleyball at Northwest Missouri State ... member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Student-Athletes Equally Supporting Others (SAESO) ... has volunteered with Bookin' It with Bucky, Lowell Elementary Mentor Program, and Red and White Hunger Fight

Honors: 2010 and 2011 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten ... 2012 Georgia Southern Invitational All-Tournament Team ... 2011 Rhode Island Invitational All-Tournament ... 2010 Milwaukee/Marquette Invitational MVP ... 2010 InnTowner Invitational All-Tournament ... 2009 Big Ten All-Freshman team

2012: Started all 33 matches and played in all 118 sets ... led the team with a .297 (318-111-697) hitting percentage ... second on team with 1.07 blocks per set, which is eighth-best in the Big Ten ... had a season-best eight blocks vs. Ohio State (Sept. 28) and Long Beach State (Sept. 1) ... ranked second on the team with 2.69 kills per set ... had a season-high 19 kills vs. Northwestern (Oct. 28) ) ... has double-figure kills in 15 matches ... added a career-best 0.90 digs per set ... had a career-best eight digs at Northwestern (Sept. 21) ... put up a career-best two assists in three matches

2011: Started 31 matches and played in 113 sets ... led the team with 1.00 blocks per set and a .306 (255-83-563) hitting percentage, both good for 10th in the Big Ten ... hit a career-high .688 (12-1-16) vs. South Florida (Sept. 16) ... finished second on the team with 255 total kills and 2.26 kills per set ... had double-digit kills in 10 matches ... led the team in blocks in 17 matches, including vs. N.C. State (Sept. 2) with a career-high nine total stuffs ... also averaged 2.85 points (good for second on the team) and 0.35 digs per set

2010: Led the Badgers in hitting percentage at .299 and in blocks per set with 0.72 ... hit a career-best .667 (15-1-21) at Milwaukee (Sept. 10) ... started 30 matches and played in 108 sets ... third on the team with 2.31 kills per set ... put down a career-high 21 kills at Ohio State (Oct. 14) ... had double-figure kills in nine matches ... led the team in kills in five matches ... had a season-high six blocks in three matches ... led the team or tied for the team lead in blocks in eight matches ... tied her career best with one service ace in seven matches ... averaged 0.06 aces per set ... had a career-high eight digs at Northwestern (Nov. 10) ... averaged 0.53 digs per set

Played in 26 matches, starting 23, and 90 sets ... averaged 1.76 kills per set ... had double-figure kills in four matches ... led the team with a career-high 15 kills vs. Purdue (Nov. 28) ... also put down 14 kills and hit a career-best .636 (14-0-22) at Purdue (Oct. 16) ... chipped in 12 kills at Iowa (Nov. 11) ... tallied 10 kills and hit a .450 (10-1-20) vs. Oregon State (Sept. 6) ... led the team in kills in four matches ... recorded a career best nine blocks, including one solo, at Indiana (Oct. 18) ... led the team in total blocks with 64 (0.71/set) ... led the team with 0.77 blocks per set in Big Ten matches ... led the team in blocks in 11 matches ... had three digs in two matches ... scored her first service ace at Northwestern (Nov. 20) ... also had an ace vs. Purdue (Nov. 28)

High School: Earned third-team all-state honors in 2008 and special mention all-state honors in 2007 ... participated in the 2008 Senior All-Star Classic ... earned first-team all-conference and all-district honors in 2007 ... led the conference in kills per set and was also her team leader in blocks as a junior ... aided her team to the MAC Conference titles in 2007 and 2008 ... named to the all-academic team ... served as team captain as a senior for Coach Bre Scherler ... finalist for the Quad-City Times female high school athlete of the year ... member of the Platform Elite Volleyball Club, which earned five runner-up finishes in 2007 ... member of the 2007 Iowa High Performance Girls Youth National Team ... also competed in track, earning a state championship in the long jump in 2008 ... finished second in the long jump as a senior ... finished as the state runner-up in the 200-meter dash as a junior and third as a senior ... also a member of the third-place 800-meter sprint medley relay and fourth-place 400-meter relay as a senior ... qualified for four state meets in track ... two-time conference champion in the long jump and 200 meters ... holds school records in the sprint medley relay and 400-meter relay and ranks second in the long jump

Personal: Parents are Sherry Mitchell and Barry Mitchell ... father competed in basketball at Norfolk State from 1983-87 and also played with the Quad City Thunder of the CBA ... mother competed in track and field at Norfolk State ... nickname is Lex ... has a sister Ashley (24) ... has two brothers, Barry Mitchell Jr. (20) and A-Jay (8) ... sister played volleyball at Northwest Missouri State ... enjoys working out, watching TV, singing in the shower, eating, taking naps, going to the Terrace, traveling ... member of Students Athletes Equally Supporting Others (SAESO) and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... has volunteered with Bookin' It with Bucky, Lowell Elementary Mentor Program, and Red and White Hunger Fight ... worked with the Boys and Girls Club during the summer of 2010 ... traveled to Belgium during the summer of 2011

Major: Consumer Affairs

Why Wisconsin?

"Beautiful campus, great academics, awesome coaching staff and a great group of teammates."

Season SP MP/MS K/S % A/S SA/S D/S B/S Pts P/S
2009 90 26/23 1.76 .235 0.04 0.02 0.18 0.71 197.0 2.19
2010 108 30/30 2.31 .299 0.02 0.06 0.53 0.72 300.5 2.78
2011 113 31/31 2.26 .306 0.07 0.01 0.35 1.00 321.5


2012 118 33/33 2.69 .297 0.12 0.14 0.90 1.07 404.0


Career 429 120/117 2.29 .289 0.07 0.06 0.51 0.89 1223.0 2.85
Match Highs
Kills: 21 at Ohio State, 11-14-10
Attempts: 36 at Ohio State, 11-14-10
%: .688 (12-1-16) vs. USF, 9-16-11
Assists: 2 (3x) MR vs. Northwestern, 9-21-12

4 vs. Svannah State (9-14-12)

Digs: 8 (2x) MRat Northwestern, 9-21-12
Blocks: 9 (2x; MR at N.C. State, 9-2-11)
Points: 22 at Ohio State, 11-14-10

Off the Court with Alexis Mitchell

Favorites - Spot on campus: Union South; Cartoon Character: Tweety Bird; Movie: Love and Basketball; TV Show: The Office; Book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Car: Range Rover; Athlete: Rajon Rondo; Volleyball Player: Misty May; Sports team: Boston Celtics
First started volleyball: 6th grade
Most memorable volleyball match: Beating Northwestern at Northwestern last season
My favorite thing about Wisconsin volleyball is: The Field House full of fans
Before each match, I: Dance
Best UW Road Trip: Virginia last season simply because of the tour bus and awesome bus driver
One word that describes the team: United
One word that describes me: Fight
My teammates say I am: Confident
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Eat
Most memorable volleyball achievement: Playing in the Big Ten
This summer, I: went to Belgium to visit my dad and brother. I got to travel to 6 different cities in Belgium and experience their culture first hand.
Is there something significant about your uniform number? I changed my number this year from four to 10. No. 10 was my sister's number from junior high through college and I used it until college and when I had the opportunity to switch to 10, I had to! Gotta keep it in the family.
The best thing about the Field House is: The fans!
Who is the funniest player on the team? Nellie
Who is the best-dressed player on the team? Kristy, Dom
Who is the sloppiest player on the team? Nellie, Lindsey
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? Running track or going to school in Brussels
The best thing about Madison is: The campus and the community
Dream as a collegiate player: Winning the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA National Championship
Fantasy job/career: sports marketing agent for the Boston Celtics
Persons most admired/role models: My mother
My most prized possession is: my cell phone, even though I've had 9 new ones in 2 years, and my shoes
I can't live without: FOOD
My secret addiction is: Singing in the shower
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I'm lactose intolerant
The community service activity I most like: Bookin' it with Bucky
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be? The Office
If you could be a cover of a magazine it would be? Cosmopolitan
The best sporting event you ever attended was? USA vs. Germany Olympic exhibition game
You won't catch me eating: Chinese
Nobody knows how much I love to: Sing
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Skype
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Italy
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: Athens, Greece
If I could live in any time period, it would be: 3050
A non-athletic talent I have is: Dancing
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Singing
If I could meet two people from throughout history they would be: Martin Luther King Jr. and my grandmother
If I had a million dollars: I would invest it
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Go to an Olympic event
Post-college plans: Professional Volleyball, traveling around the country, and working for the Celtics!!
Career goal: Work for a professional sports team
Most famous person I've ever met: Misty May
If I was Coach Waite for the day, I would: Go on a recruiting trip overseas
If I could have one superpower, it would be: To be invisible
My dream date would be: Rajon Rondo, and Dwayne Wade
What are you most thankful for? My family and my friends
What are you passionate about? Being happy
My favorite websites are: Facebook, wisc.edu, StumbleUpon
If I could change one volleyball rule, it would be: Less net violations
My favorite quote or motto is: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." Gandhi

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