Athlete Spotlight: Alec Humphreys

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Athlete Spotlight: Alec Humphreys

JTAC News/ 2015

JTAC News/ 2015

JTAC News/ 2015

JTAC News/ 2015

Ashton Mason/ Staff Writer

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Alec Humphreys is a baseball player for the Tarleton State University Texan baseball team. He is a two-year letter-winner for the Texan baseball team and was apart of the team that made it to to the Lone Star Conference Championship in 2015.

Humphreys is a senior from Midlothian, Texas and a Fitness Management major.

Humphreys was introduced to baseball at age six by his father, who also grew up playing baseball.

To prepare before a game, Humphreys says he puts his headphones on and listens to music keep to himself and goes over his responsibilities.

When asked what he enjoys most about baseball, Alec said, “Playing with my friends. Baseball is a game you have to have fun while playing, you can’t be all gritty and play because you are not going to play well if you’re not loose.” As for what is the most challenging, Alec finds copying with failure the most difficult part about it. 

“In baseball you fail more than you succeed and that’s another reason why you have to have fun while playing baseball, if you don’t it will consume you”, Alex claims.

Alec’s plan for this year is to win the last game of the season, trying to make it to the World Series and coming out on top.

The best advice Alec has been given?

“Don’t let one minor mistake ruin the whole game. Don’t let one miss play effect the next play.” Alec proves to take that advice seriously, as he explains a funny mistake he once made.

“There was this one time I was rounding third base and as I was turning, I just missed the ground and straight up fell, didn’t catch myself or anything, and hit my head on the ground. I got back up and kept running for home, and when I slid into home my face hit the dirt and then I was a tagged out. So really it was an all-around bad play!”

After college Alec plans to find a job in the field of Kinesiology, hoping one day to work at the Cooper Clinic, an aerobics research facility in McKinney, TX.