JONESBORO, Ark. (5/22/16) – For the second consecutive year, Arkansas State women's soccer student-athlete Alexis Philippe has been named as the Red Wolves' representative on the Sun Belt Conference Leadership Team.

Philippe completed her junior season in 2016 as the Red Wolves' No.2 goalkeeper. She appeared in two games and was a key component to helping the Red Wolves' return to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament for the first time since the 2013 season.

In addition to her success on the field, Philippe has exceled in the classroom and community. She has 4.0 GPA and is pursuing a degree in Pre Professional Biology and Chemistry. She was named to the Arkansas State Chancellor's List and Academic Athletic Director's Honor roll for the 2015-16 academic and was also named to the SBC Commissioner's List.

This is Philippe's second stint on the SBC Leadership team after she also was part of the organization during her junior season. She was also selected to attend the NCAA Leadership forum in November of 2016 where she worked with student-athletes from all divisions of the NCAA and discuss issues and information impacting the student-athlete experience.

The Ballwin, Mo., native also gave a presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in April on the Bio production and Anti-Obesity Properties of Peanut Stilbenoids. She and her colleagues aimed to produce and purify stilbenoid compounds from peanut root cultures and asses their anti-obesity properties.

Outside of athletics and the classroom, Philippe is involved in several community service projects and has served on the Executive Board for the Up ‘Til Dawn project that helps fund research at St. Jude Children's Hospital. She has also assisted in raising awareness for Special Olympics and works local youth soccer clinics in the Jonesboro area. She is also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at A-State.

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