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ABC27 Scholar Athlete of the Week: North Florida Christian's Alexsis Thomas

Posted at 12:27 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 00:27:18-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - Being a varsity veteran for five years, has it's benefits.

"I was scared at first joining the team because I was so small and they were big," laughed North Florida Christian senior Alexsis Thomas. "I feel like it got me to where I'm at now."

Where Thomas is now is a member of the 1000 point club. She is also a senior leader, and she's hoping to make her final year one to remember.

"I'm just trying to have fun, live life, and have fun playing basketball," she said. "Hopefully one of them can do what I did too."

"She has been a baby growing up in our program and as she became a senior you could see her leadership skills blossom," said longtime head coach Jodie Price. "She really has been the glue that holds us together. She's a big part of that."

For Thomas, it's bigger than basketball. Academics, just as important as racking up those points, as she has a 3.68 GPA.

"We have a Lady Eagle 11, what we do in the class is academic," said Price. "If you want to be a Lady Eagle, you have to get it done in the classroom and she absolutely does that."

"A lot of us who play basketball it's real hard to get A's and B's and then try to play on the court," added Thomas. "Anyone can do it. It's possible for anyone."

Coming from a varsity vet, her teammates are listening.

"I made it through!" laughed Thomas. "I'll be really sad when I leave, but i feel like I'm in a good place right now."

A good place that's been five years in the making.