Alexa Borgman finds home at Grace, ready to unleash in two sports

When Alexa Borgman stepped onto her first college campus as a college athlete, something was missing: Her family.

When Borgman transferred closer to home, something was missing: Athletics.

But the West Ottawa graduate didn’t give up on either important factor in her life, eventually joining Grace Christian University as a two-sport athlete in Grand Rapids.

“I started off at Albion, playing volleyball, then I transferred to Davenport and did online classes. I had an offer from Grace and they told me there was always a spot for basketball if I wanted it,” Borgman said. “I decided that was best, then the volleyball coach saw my highlights and wanted me to play, so I started doing both. I like being closer to home. I am really a homebody.

“I feel very lucky and I am very happy to be in this position.”

Borgman redshirted last year and is looking forward.

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“I redshirted and was on the sidelines all year for both sports. I was putting in the same work that everyone else was but wasn’t able to play,” she said. “It lit a fire under me. This is my time and I want to start.”