Addressing the challenges he faces as a student athlete, Alex admits the biggest obstacle is keeping a good balance between classwork, practices and games. “It’s a big commitment but you learn every year how to improve your skills and maintain good grades as well as a good performance.” He advises fellow students, especially athletes, to build relationships with professors as they understand the struggle with time commitment and are there to help.
He also recommends talking to classmates and teammates to learn from their own experiences.Son of Jon and Janice Eppensteiner, Alex attended Elder High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was a two-year letter winner. He averaged 14 points and led Elder in free throw percentage and blocked shots during his senior season. In 2008, he helped lead the squad to an 18-5 overall record. The fan favorite never fails to get a rise from the crowd.
As a senior in UC's Carl H. Lindner College of Business, Alex thinks back on his college years here and shares that his favorite moments were playing in the Big East at Madison Square Garden as well as going to the Sweet 16 last year. Over the years, his top academic achievements have been maintaining a good GPA and getting inducted into the Allegiance of Excellence. He will be graduating this spring with a major in Information Systems. “I’ve always enjoyed working with computers and databases. I hope to stay in Cincinnati and start networking upon graduation,” Alex said.