Alex Eppensteiner Named Scholar Athlete of the Month for February
Between practices and games, Alex Eppensteiner, guard for UCís menís basketball team, has found time to score an impressive 3.25 GPA in the classroom. His endurance on the court and determination in the classroom earned him the title of UC Scholar-Athlete of the Month for February.
By: Ashley Morgan
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While growing up in Cincinnati, Alex Eppensteiner says it was extremely important for him to stay close to home when deciding on his college career. His main concern was maintaining a close relationship with his friends and family.
When thinking back on his choice to play at the University of Cincinnati he says, ďUC has been very good to me.Ē
Addressing the challenges he faces as a student athlete, Alex admits the biggest obstacle is keeping a good balance between classwork, practices and games. ďItís a big commitment but you learn every year how to improve your skills and maintain good grades as well as a good performance.Ē He advises fellow students, especially athletes, to build relationships with professors as they understand the struggle with time commitment and are there to help. He also recommends talking to classmates and teammates to learn from their own experiences.
Son of Jon and Janice Eppensteiner, Alex attended Elder High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was a two-year letter winner. He averaged 14 points and led Elder in free throw percentage and blocked shots during his senior season. In 2008, he helped lead the squad to an 18-5 overall record. The fan favorite never fails to get a rise from the crowd.
As a senior in UC's Carl H. Lindner College of Business, Alex thinks back on his college years here and shares that his favorite moments were playing in the Big East at Madison Square Garden as well as going to the Sweet 16 last year. Over the years, his top academic achievements have been maintaining a good GPA and getting inducted into the Allegiance of Excellence. He will be graduating this spring with a major in Information Systems. ďIíve always enjoyed working with computers and databases. I hope to stay in Cincinnati and start networking upon graduation,Ē Alex said.