Alexa Lauinger
Alexa Lauinger
Height: 5-10
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Ortonville, Mich.
High School: Brandon
Event: Throws

Coach's Comments: "Alexa is an accomplished thrower who should appear on our top-10 lists quickly and will be competing well on the SCIAC level.  She's a great athlete and person who is an important addition to our team and the rest of the campus community."

Track & Field


  • Discus: 29.06m/95'4" at SCIAC Multi-Dual #3 (vs. CU, WC, ULV, PP at Pomona-Pitzer)
  • Hammer throw: 28.22m/92'7" at SCIAC Championships
  • Shot Put: 9.35m/30'8.25" at SCIAC Multi-Dual #2 (vs. CMS, UR at Redlands)
  • Javelin: 26.38m/86'6" at SCIAC Championships


Played in all 75 sets...Led the team with 181 kills and 2.41 kills per set...Led the team with 269 digs and finished third on the team with 18 services aces.

Research and STEM Experiences
Designed and built a model bridge at the state-wide MDOT bridge competition...Volunteered in a hospital and worked closely with doctors and patients.  

Prior to Caltech
Three-sport athlete at Caltech in volleyball, basketball and track & field...Named Most Improved and Team MVP as a junior and senior in basketball...Two-time team MVP and five-year captain between high school and club teams in volleyball...Named All-Oakland Community College Math League for Algebra 2 and Chemistry...Treasurer for the National Honor Society at Brandon H.S....Competed in the Quiz Bowl...Member of the STEM club...
Earned Most Improved and Most Valuable Player awards as a junior and senior.

Daughter of William and Maria...Has two older sisters, Breanna and Sabrina, and one younger sister, Bella...Licensed scuba diver.