Dobbs Earns Third Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year Honor


American University women’s basketball senior student-athlete Alexis Dobbs has become the second women’s basketball player in Patriot League history to earn three consecutive Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors, conference officials announced Wednesday.

“This is an unbelievable accomplishment for Alexis and to three-peat as Scholar-Athlete of the Year is incredible to me,” said Head Coach Megan Gebbia. “It just goes to show you that she is the total person, she’s an outstanding student and an outstanding basketball player. She takes both sides seriously and also dedicates a lot of her time to community service. She’s just one of those infectious people that you want to be around and get to know and I couldn’t be more proud and happy for her accomplishments and I look forward to seeing her accomplishments in the future.”

The senior carries a 3.81 cumulative GPA as a public health major and biology minor in American’s College of Arts and Sciences. She is a three-time Academic All-Patriot League Team honoree, two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team selection, three-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection, Dean’s List honoree and was a 2013 Senior CLASS Award candidate. The Berea, Ohio native has also ranked in the top 10 percent of all AU student-athletes in terms of GPA in each of the last three years.

Dobbs has also been a standout on the court for American throughout her career and holds 10 all-time program records and has set two top 10 single season marks this year. She is a three-time All-Patriot League honoree and two-time First Team selection and leads the Eagles in points (13.1 points per game), assists (4.5 assists per game) and steals (1.5 steals per game) while ranking second on the team in rebounds (4.9 rebounds per game) this season. Dobbs is a three-time team captain and has led American in scoring 11 times on the year, reaching double-figures in 20 contests.

Dobbs is the 15th Patriot League student-athlete to earn three straight Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards and is just the third student-athlete at American to achieve the feat, joining cross country’s Keira Carlstrom ’06 and volleyball’s Karla Kucerkova ’04.