Pius X’s Alexis Markowski ready to make own legacy at Nebraska
The Pius basketball player decommitted from South Dakota State to play for her home state.
LINCOLN – Just five months ago, Pius X’s Alexis Markowski was crowned a basketball state championship.
“That was the greatest experience of my life,” Markowski said. “Just to be in the state championship of any sport is amazing and to win is the just the best feeling of all your hard work paying off.”
Markowski, a two-sport athlete, knows a thing or two about playing for a winning team.
Now, Markowski and her volleyball teammates are heading into the fall season ranked 25th in the nation.
“This group is very experienced, really talented, and we just really like to have fun and everyone brings the energy everyday,” Markowsi said.
But, Markowski knew she wanted to stick with basketball. And before a standout junior year, the 6’4″ forward committed to play basketball at South Dakota State, but recently decided to reopen her recruitment.
“I mean over quarantine just being with my family, I realized that family was the most important thing to me and staying close to home,” Markowski said.
Markowski did not hesitate to take the opportunity to play for her home state.
“Nebraska was one of the first schools to reach out and everything clicked,” Markowski said. “I love the staff, and I love the program.”
And as the daughter of Nebraska basketball player Andy Marksowi, Alexis is keeping the family legacy alive and well at UNL.
“He’s excited,” Markowski said. “He loves his red and so does my family.”
Although she has a name to live up to, Alexis is ready to pave her own path at Nebraska.
“Have my dad be known as my dad and not his daughter anymore,” Markowski said. “I’m excited about that.”
But before she starts her career in Lincoln, Markowski still has plenty of work to finish in her final year at Pius.
“The goal is to win two more state championships but just to have fun and compete every day to get better,” Markowski said. “And I’m just so excited that we are even here getting to play right now.”