Alexis Shifflett

Volleyball

Position: Setter
Height: 5-4
Hometown/ Current residence: Waseca, Minn/ Edmond, Okla.
Birth year: 1996
College/Major/Grad Year: University of Central Oklahoma, Kinesiology, 2018
Nature of disability: Below the knee amputee, right leg
Joined the team: 2012

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MOST NOTABLE

  • Awarded the 2016 Wilma Rudolph Award as a part of the 2016 Minnesota National Girls and Women in Sports Day 
  • Named 2015 USA Volleyball Female Sitting Team Most Improved Player
  • Won two gold medals in 2013 for the national team

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:
2016 – ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (Gold)
2015 – Parapan American Games (Gold)
2014 – ParaVolley World Championships (Silver)
2013 – ParaVolley Pan American Sitting Volleyball Zonal Championships (Gold); Moscow Open Cup (Gold)

DID YOU KNOW

  • She contributed 21 points during the five games at the Colorado Crossroads Junior National Qualifier in Denver, that the qualifier was Shifflett’s first major event as a member of the team
  • Alexis was born with fibular hemimelia, and was born without her ankle bones and a few toes on her right leg. At 9 months old, her parents decided to amputate. 
  • She played softball and volleyball all four years of high school and previously participated in gymnastics and dance
  • Her sophomore year of high school, she was invited to try out for the sitting team program, and joined the national team in 2012
  • The person she admires most is her dad, John, because, "He has such a passion for things and an open mindset. I can talk to him about anything."
  • Her favorite athlete is three-time beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh
  • She enjoys kayaking, coaching volleyball, rock climbing and fishing

RELATED LINKS
Shifflett Selected for NGWSD Award in Home State
Burkland named Female Sitting Player of the Year
Star Tribune: Local awards presented on 30th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day
WASECA County News: Shifflett travels from Waseca to Russia to earn gold medal at Moscow Open Cup
WASECA County News: Waseca's Shifflett helps U.S. women's sitting volleyball beat Canada
Prosthetic Leg Can’t Keep Prep Athlete From Achieving

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