My name is Morgan Alexander. I grew up in Watertown, NY and have been playing lacrosse since the second grade. I committed to play lacrosse my sophomore year of high school which was a dream come true because I have grown up a Syracuse athletics fan. My undergrad I majored in communications with a minor in Political Science and graduated with a 3.4. Now I am currently a graduate student at Syracuse University. I am majoring in sports broadcasting in Newhouse. My career aspirations are to be a football analyst for ESPN. I was extremely blessed at Syracuse because even though I blew out my knee four times I was granted a 5th year and 6th year of eligibility. This is allowing me to continue on my education. Lacrosse has allowed me to learn how important time management and working hard no matter what the circumstances are. Being hurt for my freshman through junior year taught me that even when athletics isn’t working out to direct your attention toward something else and for me that was school. S.I. Newhouse school of Public Communications is one of the best in the country and extremely hard to get into so getting in as a masters student was a dream come true. Athletically I am now healthy and out on the field so right now in my life I have realized that everything happens for a reason. I am also a member of the Athletic Directors Honor roll at Syracuse University.
The Challenges and Benefits that Come Along with Being a High Performing Student Athlete
Current student athletes, including several National Football Foundation William V. Campbell Trophy finalists, will discuss their life-changing experiences as high performing student athletes.