Alexis Whitehurst of Southside plans to be busy in the final season of her athletic career in high school. The Chocaviniti native and Grimesland resident hopes to play softball and compete in the athletics team if the schedule allows. She also works at the Beta Club and works part-time at the Extreme Action Park in Chocowinity.
- Will it be possible to do both spring sports?
Alexis: I hope so because I really like them both. I did both as a freshman, then COVID-19 affected the last two years. I play, play on second base and on the far field in softball, and run 800 and relay 4 x 800 on the track.
- You also played volleyball in the fall. When did you start doing these sports?
Alexis: I’ve been playing softball since I was five and started playing volleyball around 10. I played both at Chocowinity High School and I had a lot of fun playing both. My dad taught me to play when I was little, and coached my teams for leisure and travel.
- At what point did you know that softball was your main sport?
Alexis: I’ve always enjoyed playing it from the beginning, but I was at 8th class in CMS and we played in Bath. The game lasted 11 halves, I handed out everything and we won. Then I realized I wanted to play in high school. I look forward to having a fun senior season. We’ve all been playing together for a long time.
- What are your plans after school?
Alexis: I’m going to the University of East Carolina to major in physiotherapy. I want to help athletes recover faster from injuries and would eventually like to work at a pediatric clinic to help young children.
- If you could travel in time, would you go forward or backward?
Alexis: Go ahead, because I would like to see if I have achieved my goal – to get a doctorate and open my own practice. I think 15-20 years would be enough to see how things turn out.