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Alexa Binckes
Alexa  Binckes

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Ashburn, Va.

High School:
Briar Woods

Position:
C/IF

Club:
Vienna Stars

10/13/2017

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

10/11/2017

NFCA Honors 7 SB Boilermakers

Seven Boilermakers named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes

05/10/2017

SB Set for Round One of Big Ten Tourney

Purdue awaits rematch with Northwestern to begin the Big Ten Tourney

05/09/2017

Seniors Leave Lasting Memory vs. Huskers

Softball's seniors embody what it means to be a Boilermaker

05/08/2017

Seniors Show Out to Sweep Huskers

Purdue's three seniors fueled a 6-3 win over Nebraska on Senior Day

High School: A two-time all-district honoree, earning first team honors as a sophomore and second team accolades as a freshman ... batted .394 with a .494 on-base percentage and .697 slugging percentage as a senior captain en route to the team's best offense award ... earned first team all-conference and honorable mention all-region honors after leading her team to the conference and regional titles and a state runner-up finish as a sophomore ... led team to state championship appearances in 2013 and 2014 ... missed her junior season due to injury ... on the basketball court, earned the all-star award as a freshman on the junior varsity team, and played on the varsity squad as a sophomore ... a four-year "A" honor roll student ... played travel ball for the New Jersey Insensity 18U Premiere team and for the Vienna Stars 18U Gold team ... reunites with former travel ball teammate Emily Kenny, who will be a sophomore for the Boilermakers.

Personal:Full name is Alexa Ann Binckes ... born July 14, 1998 ... parents are Brian and Lisa Binckes ... has one brother, Nicholas ... major is pre-med

Sweet or salty: Sweet
Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate
Dogs or cats: Dogs
Cooking or eating: Cooking
Vacation: To the quiet country or to the big city: Depends on the city
Coolest place I've ever been/or most unique locale: British Virgin Islands
Place I dream of visiting someday: Island of Capri, Italy
Person I look up to most & why: My mom because she is the definition of a perfect role model. She is a determined, intelligent, hardworking, caring, and my best friend. She pushes me to be the absolute best and provides that boost of confidence when in doubt.
Best feeling in the field (defensively): Blocking a ball for the pitcher, recovering the ball, and throwing out the runner to complete the play.
Best Feeling at the plate (offensively): Getting a base hit, and scoring the runner!!
Favorite thing about my position:I get to touch the ball every play, see the entire field, and help lead my team while catching. At third, you have slots hit your way, so you have to react quickly and finish the play.
Three words that describe me: Driven, Intelligent, Compassionate
One word to describe my game: Persistent
Team I am most excited to play in 2016: UNC
My most memorable sports moment: Hitting a home run to tie up a game after a teammate of mine hit one earlier in the game, and we ended up winning the game
Celebrity crush: Zac Efron
Celebrity who would play me in a story of my life: Reese Witherspoon
Person I would like to have dinner with: Carrie Underwood
Best non-athletic talent:Singing
My stupid human trick is: I can gift shop for anyone and they actually like their gift
Dream job: Orthopedic Surgeon
Song I have to listen to before a game: Springsteen by Eric Church
Favorite thing about playing at Bittinger Stadium: The stadium is absolutely stunning and the field is always in top condition.
Place I am most excited to play in 2017 Hawaii
Person who has impacted my life/made me who I am: My dad because he is also my best friend. He expects nothing but the best from me, as I have high expectations for myself and my team. He also helps me put things in perspective, and realize what needs to be done at the given time so I do not overwhelm myself. He encourages me and works with me even in the freezing cold.

Favorite sweet treat: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Favorite ice cream flavor: Cake batter
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Favorite sport besides softball: College basketball
Favorite sports team: Kansas City Royals
Favorite Athlete: Salvador Perez
Favorite TV show: Impractical Jokers
Favorite Movie: The Last Song
Favorite Book: Safe Haven
Favorite Musical Artist: Jason Aldean
Favorite type of pizza: Cheese
Favorite Actress: Melissa McCarthy
Favorite Food: Strawberries
Favorite place on campus: The engineering fountain
Favorite city: Huntington Beach
Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking
Favorite animal/furry friend: My dog, Winston
Favorite class at Purdue: EDPS
Favorite Purdue professor: Ms. Brianna

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