Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6-2
Weight: 154
Hometown/Residence: Houston, Texas/Houston, Texas
Birth Date: 1994
Club Team (City)/Coach: Thunder TX (Attascasitta, Texas) / Marion Chlebana
High School/Grad Year: Cypress Falls High School (Houston, Texas) / 2012
College Status: Verbal commitment to University of Colorado


USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Selected to U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team that will compete at the 2011 FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship...Unable to attend FIVB Girls' Youth World Championship due to injury. 2010 – Named to U.S. Girls’ Youth National A2 Team and participated in the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships with the White Team.

CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Named Top 50 Recruit for Class of 2012 by PrepVolleyball.com…Participated in track and field at Cypress Falls High School and was a Regional Qualifier, District Champion and Regional Qualifier in high jump and triple jump. 2010 – Named most improved player with Cypress Falls High School as she earned all-district, MVP and Best Offensive Player awards…Led district in block solos and block assists. 2005 – Began playing club volleyball with Thunder TX.

PERSONAL: Born Alexis Brianna Austin on April 21, 1994, in Houston, Texas.… Father is Anthony Austin (1957) and Mother is Shelia Teel-Austin (1970)…Brother is Jalston Teel (1987) and Sister is Nikita Nichols (1975)…Cousin Carl Crawford plays professional baseball with the Boston Red Sox…Hobbies include hanging out with friends and family…Favorite foods are Chinese and Italian…Favorite book is The Heart Breaker…Favorite music categories are gospel and R&B … Favorite musical groups are Kirk Franklin and Michael Jackson… Favorite movies are Monster-in-Law and Take the Lead…Favorite actress is Sandra Bullock and favorite actor is Johnny Depp…Favorite professional teams are the Miami Heat and Pittsburgh Steelers…Favorite athletes are Destinee Hooker and D’Wayne Wade…Most admired people are my parents because “they are my biggest supporters and have been there for me since the beginning.”…My happiest moment in life was “when I made the 2011 U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team.”

Updated Aug. 8, 2011