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IU Cox Scholarship Winner Credits Cutters Soccer

By Samantha King, 05/18/22, 1:30PM EDT


Bloomington High School North Senior Alexandra King was awarded a 4-year full scholarship to Indiana University as part of the Jesse and Beulah Cox Scholar program. This scholarship is given to self-motivated learners who are trying to better themselves, with a proven work ethic and an eagerness to impact their community.

Alex credits Cutters Soccer as one of the most significant positive impacts on her life that allowed her to gain confidence, grow leadership skills, and helped her feel like part of a community.

Alex moved to Bloomington at age 11, and she was eager to try Cutters Community Soccer after having never participated in after-school sports before. She loved having a positive outlet to channel her pre-teen, and eventually, teen angst and enjoyed feeling increasingly more skilled, strong and powerful. There was a lot of changes going on in her life at the time and she credits soccer for helping her through it.

As soon as she was old enough, in 8th grade at age 13, Alex took the referee certification course and started to referee Community Soccer. Five years later and she still loves the power and challenge of refereeing all ages and games at Karst Farm Park.

As one of the few local female referees around, she is proud to showcase to the community that females make great refs too! Wanting to give back the joy soccer has brought to her, Alex started training Cutters U5 and U6s. She hopes to keep refereeing and training with Cutters Soccer throughout her years at IU.

Thank you for being such a role model to all the young ones in the Cutters Community Alex! Congrats on your hard-earned scholarship!