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A&M student that made history joins university basketball team

(Source: Corps of Cadets/Texas A&M) (Source: Corps of Cadets/Texas A&M)
(Source: Corps of Cadets/Texas A&M) (Source: Corps of Cadets/Texas A&M)
(Source: Corps of Cadets/Texas A&M) (Source: Corps of Cadets/Texas A&M)
COLLEGE STATION, TX (KXXV) -

A Texas A&M student who made national headlines for being the first female commander of the Corps of Cadets is now on the university’s basketball team.

Alyssa Michalke was the Commander of the Texas A&M Cadets in 2015-2016 and has been added to the basketball roster as a walk-on. Michalke was the first woman to be Corps Commander in its 140-year history.

"I am thrilled to be able to add Alyssa to our team," said Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair in a press release. "She has a real passion for the sport of basketball, and her experience in the Corps gives her great leadership skills that she will bring to the team. We already had 11 players on our roster, so she is truly our 12th Man."

Michalke was a four-sport athlete at her high school in Schulenburg, Texas.

She also played on the Corps’ softball team and was a player-coach for the Corps’ basketball squad.

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