PHS grad Alex Starr is PUC Student-Athlete of the Year for 2011-12
CALUMET — After a banner junior basketball season, 2009 Plymouth High School graduate Alexandria Starr was named Purdue University Calumet’s Student Athlete of the Year for 2011-12.
Starr broke the 1,000-point barrier for the Peregrines last season, leading her team and ranking second in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference with a 15-point per game average on her way to a co-CCAC-best 495 points and an all-conference selection for the season. She tallied double figures in 25 of her 33 starts, knocking down five 3-pointers on two different occasions en route to 65 triples for the season to move to fourth on the school’s all-time 3-point list. She also reached fourth on the program’s single-season free throw list with 152 points from the charity stripe converted at a 76 percent clip.
In addition to her accomplishments on the court, Starr was inducted into the National Residence Hall Honorary, comprised of the top one percent of student leaders on campuses across the globe who demonstrate excellence in scholastics, as role models and as leaders. A biology major, Starr is the Secretary of Community Outreach for her student government, President of PUC’s Student Advisory Committee and is involved with the American Red Cross.