Athlete of the Week: Alex Trask, women’s golf

Alex Trask, first year, finished third overall in the Maryville Invitational on March 29 and 30. Photo courtesy of Kyle Rivas.

After finishing third in the Maryville Spring Invitational and helping the Cards secure a fifth place finish in the Triton Invite, Alex Trask, first-year Oxbridge molecular biology and member of William Jewell College women’s golf team, is the athlete of the week.

The first-year golfer grew up all over the place but spent her high school career in Denver, Co. She attended the Denver School of Science and Technology, Stapleton Campus but played golf for Bishop Machebeuf High School due to her other high school not having a golf team. Other than golf, Trask ran cross country through high school and also spent her winters snowboarding in the mountains.

Trask began to love golf after spending a summer playing with her father.

“I grew up playing a lot of different sports, basically anything I could find, but one summer my dad decided to take me out to the course with him. At first I didn’t enjoy golf. I thought it was boring, and I wanted to do something more fast paced. But as the summer went on I played more and practiced more, and it started to grow on me. After a couple years I loved playing and I was almost always at the course practicing,” said Trask.

When looking at colleges to attend after high school, Trask decided to come to the midwest to continue with her education and golf.

“I decided to come to Jewell because of the golf program and also the strength of the science program here. Currently I am a biochemistry major and I plan on attending medical school after I graduate from Jewell,” Trask said.

As mentioned earlier, this athlete of the week finished third in the Maryville Spring Invitational and helped her team secure a fifth place finish out of 12 teams at the Triton Invite.

“My last tournament over this weekend didn’t go as well as I had hoped, but I’m confident that I can perform well in my next tournament. Finishing third in the tournament before that was a bit disappointing for me, considering I was tied for the lead after the first day, but overall there isn’t much that I could have done better at the time,” Trask said.

Traks and the Cardinal women take on Truman State Saturday, Apr. 18. 

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