Alumnae Spotlight: Women's Tennis Alex Walsh

Alumnae Spotlight: Women's Tennis Alex Walsh

Welcome to the 10th edition of the Goucher College Athletics Alumnae/I Spotlight! 

The Alumnae/I Spotlight is a Question and Answer feature of some of your favorite Gophers. We look forward to updating you on several former Goucher athletics and if you are a former Gopher and would like to participate in our Alumane/i Spotlight, Click HERE and we might use your responses for our spotlight feature! You can also click HERE to see past Alumnae/I Spotlights. 

Today we put the spotlight on former Goucher women's tennis player Alex Walsh: A 2015 graduate of Goucher, Walsh posted a 39-26 record on the tennis courts including a 25-5 record in her first two seasons. Prior to the 2019 season, the last time the Blue and Gold made the Landmark Conference postseason was 2013 when Walsh helped the team to a 12-5 record. Walsh and Addie Maxwell won at No. 2 doubles 8-6 and Walsh took her singles match 7-5, 6-3 to help the Gophers defeat Juniata in the conference semifinals. Walsh and Maxwell also won their doubles match 8-3 in the championship match against Scranton. 

Walsh is currently on the Women's Tennis All-Decade vote and fans have until Friday at 9 a.m. to vote! CLICK HERE TO VOTE

Why did you choose Goucher College?: I chose Goucher College because of the small class sizes and the opportunity to play Division III tennis.

How did Goucher College prepare you for the real world?: My time at Goucher taught me excellent time management skills and gave the unique opportunity to study abroad in Thailand.

How did being a student-athlete help shape you into the person you are today?: Being a student-athlete definitely helped me learn time management skills and to be a team player.

What was your most memorable experience at Goucher athletically?: My most memorable experience at Goucher athletically was in 2013 when the women's tennis team made it to the Landmark Conference Championship Match against Scranton!

What was your most non-athletic memorable experience at Goucher?: My most non-athletic memorable experience at Goucher was meeting new friends and keeping those bonds even now that we aren't in school anymore.

What advice would you give current college students interested in pursuing a career in your field?: Cherish your four years in college as much as you can as the time flies by and to create friendships that will last a lifetime.

Looking back at your time at the Goucher, what advice would you give to current Goucher students or someone looking to come to the Goucher?: Network as much as you can with your teachers and professors as they can help you with jobs post graduation!

Give an update on what you have been up to since graduating from the Goucher College: Since graduation, I have stayed home and continued my love for tennis by teaching the next generation of kids and adults.