Mississippi State softball to have memorial service for Alex Wilcox

STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 11: A general view of Davis Wade Stadium prior to the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers on October 11, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 11: A general view of Davis Wade Stadium prior to the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers on October 11, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Mississippi State softball will have a memorial service for Alex Wilcox in the Chapel of Memories

The most sacred spot on Mississippi State’s campus is almost certainly the Chapel of Memories. The structure was built as a memorial after a fire claimed the Old Main dormitory and took the life of a student residing within the dormitory. The Chapel of Memories, built with the bricks salvaged from the dorm fire, stands proudly on Mississippi State’s campus. And it’s where the Mississippi State softball team will honor Alex Wilcox’s memory and life.

Alex Wilcox was a member of the Mississippi State softball team this past season. Her battle against ovarian cancer is certainly one that has been well documented and also well supported. Her courage and energy were infectious and inspiring to all that found out about her.

She passed away a couple of months ago. But, the Mississippi State softball program is doing everything it can to preserve her legacy for years to come.

Alex Wilcox will be the first female athlete in Mississippi State’s history to have her number retired. Saturday, September 15th, the Bulldogs will honor Wilcox at halftime of MSU’s football game.

Then on Sunday, MSU will honor Wilcox with a memorial service in the Chapel of Memories. According to Mississippi State’s official release, this is an event that is open to the public to come attend.

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Alex Wilcox is an inspiration and is someone who will not be forgotten by those in Starkville any time soon. Her legacy, name, courage, and cause will be remembered and written down in MSU history.