KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Alisha Alexander was named the 2022-23 NAIA Sports Information Director of the Year by the national office on Friday. She is the first female in the history of the NAIA to receive the award.
“It is really hard to put into words what this means to me,” Alexander said. “To know that my peers respect me and what I have accomplished enough to bless me with such an incredible honor blows me away. I am incredibly lucky to do what I get to do and work with our student-athletes.”
The newly named Assistant Athletic Director and Senior Woman Leader began her sixth season as the SID for the Warriors and continues to juggle several projects that continue to grow LC State in the sports world.
“I have a great team helping out behind the scenes with our administrative staff, coaches and student workers. None of this would be possible without them, or without our student-athletes,” Alexander added. “They are the reason I do what I do. I couldn’t ask for a better place to call home. Lewis-Clark State is such a special place and I am proud to be a Warrior.”
While leading the coverage of all 13 teams for the Warriors, Alexander led the communications charge when LC State hosted Cascade Conference tournament basketball games, the NAIA Women’s Basketball First and Second Round, NAIA Baseball Opening Round and the serves as the media director for the Avista NAIA World Series.
“On behalf of LC State, I congratulate Alisha on yet another well-deserved award,” LC State President Cynthia Pemberton said. “Alisha is a tremendous asset to the athletics department and the college, and we are proud of and grateful for her talent, hard work, and dedication.”
For each sport, the sixth-year SID writes season previews, game recaps, handles all social media platforms and coordinates all student-athletes for any press needs and media days. She also oversees statistics and the Warrior Sports Network. The Southern California native is also the advisor for LC State’s Association of Student-Athletes (ASA). Alexander is never working on just one project at a time.
“I am extremely happy for Alisha. She is very deserving of this award because of the time, care, and effort she puts into her work, all to help our athletic programs and student-athletes.” LCSC Athletic Director Brooke Henze said. “We are very fortunate to have her on our staff and representing Lewis-Clark State College. She is a hard-worker and extremely talented. I look forward to watching her continue to grow in her career and see all the great things that she will continue to accomplish. I’m very proud of her.”
Earlier this year, Alexander was named the Cascade Conference SID of the Year for the second time in her short time at LC State. She was also elected to the NAIA-SIDA executive board in 2022 and was voted the Second Vice President in 2023. As part of her NAIA-SIDA duties, she sits on the NAIA Council for Student-Athletes. Alexander was named to the inaugural College Sports Communicators 30-under-30 class. She is the first Sports Information Director in LC State history to be named NAIA SID of the Year.
“On behalf of the conference we want to congratulate Alisha Alexander on this well-deserved honor,” Cascade Conference commissioner Robert Cashell said. “Alisha has set a standard of excellence in her work supporting and promoting student-athletes at Lewis-Clark State, within the CCC and across the NAIA with passion, creativity and enthusiasm.”
Alexander will be honored in-person during the 2024 NAIA National Convention in Kansas City, Mo., which takes place April 5-9.
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