high school athletic career began in 1994 as a seventh-grader running cross
country and playing basketball and softball for South Hopkins High School.
She qualified for the state cross country meet in 1994 and 1995. After consolidation, Mary continued her
outstanding athletic career at Central, lettering in five varsity sports
(soccer, basketball, cross country, track and softball). Mary played four years of soccer,
helping the first soccer team at Central to the Regional tournament in
1996. She was selected All-District
in 1997, 1998, 1999 and All-Region in 1999. Mary played four years of basketball and
led her team to three District Championships, two Regional Runners-up, and a
Regional Championship, as well as the Sweet “16” and Elite 8 at the
State Tournament. Under
Mary’s leadership, the Lady Storm went 95-30, a winning percentage of
76%. For her career, Mary scored
1,029 points and had 671 rebounds, 345 deflections and 199 steals. She still holds school records for most
two-point field goals in a game with 12 and most two-point field goals for a
season with 213. Mary was selected
All-District in 1998, 2000 and All-Region in 1999 and 2000. Mary ran track in 1998 and 1999, serving
as a captain in her junior year.
She still holds three school records in the 300-meter hurdles, 800-meter
relay, and 1600-meter relay. Mary
also ran cross country and played softball her freshman year. Mary graduated with a Commonwealth
diploma from Central in 2000 and signed a soccer scholarship with Midway
College where she played for four years.
She was chosen for the NAIA All Conference Team three years in a
row. Mary is a middle school teacher
in Providence and resides in Madisonville with her husband Derek Alexander and their
daughter Kadyn Marie.
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