“Alexis stands out with her ability to get to the ball and put up a great set,” said Elmhurst Head Coach Julie Hall. “Her athleticism as a setter is critical. She has a great head on her shoulders and is extremely focused. Her background and past successes all play in her favor. We are excited to see what Alexis will do as a “Bluejay.”
Bankson was a four-year letter winner in volleyball at Churubusco High School. She also lettered in softball.
Bankson made her mark at Churubusco. She currently holds the records for most assists in a match, in a season and in a career. She also set the record for the most aces in a season and in a career. As a senior, she achieved first-team all-area accolades. In her sophomore, junior, and senior years, she earned the Lady Eagle award and was named to the All-Conference team. Bankson also earned back-to-back all-area honors as a junior and senior.
A success in the classroom, in addition to the court, she is a member of the National Honor Society and was named to the honor roll while at Churubusco.
The Bluejay volleyball team finished the 2009 season with a 17-17 overall record and a fourth-place finish in the CCIW.
The Bluejays are charter members of the CCIW and compete at the NCAA Division III level.
Founded in 1871, Elmhurst College is affiliated with the United Church of Christ.