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Assistant Coach Alexis Lawrence


Alexis enters her second season as the assistant women's basketball coach in the fall of 2018.

Originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky, Lawrence was a three year starter at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and became the 14th player in UMSL history to score at least 1,000 career points. A second team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference pick and member of the GLVC’s All-Defensive team as a senior, she averaged a team-leading 14.2 points per game. She finished fifth nationally in three-pointers made per game (3.4) and completed her collegiate career No. 2 all-time at UMSL in three-pointers made (226).

As a junior, she was named the team MVP and helped the Tritons to their second-ever NCAA Division II Tournament appearance during the 2013-14 season.

After earning her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance at UMSL, she continued her eduction at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville where she was a graduate assistant for the women’s basketball team.  While working as a graduate assistant, she earned her Masters in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Psychology.

In addition, Lawrence was also a great leader off the court and in the community. She was a part of Sigma Alpha Pi, the National Honor Society of Leadership Success and was selected as a Student Athlete representative for the Women’s Leadership Council and Chancellor’s Council. She was the Vice President of Students of Service at UMSL. Lawrence has been heavily involved in community service, serving as the Special Operations Chair for the St. Louis Art Festival, taking part in the Ferguson Food Drive, organizing the MLK Day of Service and volunteering at the St. Louis Food Bank.