Meixandra Porter Selected as GEICO Alumni of the Month

Nova Southeastern Athletics would like to recognize former women’s basketball player Meixandra Porter as its February 2019 GEICO Alumni of the Month.

A 2013 Business graduate who played under coach LeAnn Freeland-Curry, Porter is currently stationed in California as servicewoman in the United States Air Force.

On the court for the Sharks, the two-time All-Sunshine State Conference first-teamer  earned the distinction of becoming the program’s inaugural First Team All-America honoree. Porter also led NSU to the Sharks’ first NCAA Elite 8 and remains the school record-holder for points in a game (36), three-pointers in a game (9) and steals in a season (77). In two seasons as point guard with the Sharks, she produced 959 points, 207 rebounds, 153 assists and 122 steals.

Unsurprisingly, the accolades kept flowing after entering the military. Porter was an Honor Graduate of USAF Basic Military Training (BMT) with the 737th Training Group. Averaging 95 percent in Tech School Training, Porter was also recognized as Most Outstanding Airman for the 323rd Training Squadron, personally selected by Military Training Instructors (MTIs) as Dorm Chief for 52 women from Flight 384 of the 323 TRS.

“Meix was a pleasure to coach for two seasons and became one of the best players here at NSU,” boasted Freeland-Curry. “She is a very loyal, hard working and determined individual. We are very proud of Meix and excited she was recognized for her service to our country as the NSU Alumni of the Month.”

Not only did Porter meet the top physical training standard, known as Warhawk, she was recognized as the top female PT trainee among her training group of 700 in May 2017.
Extending her leadership role to the next challenge, Porter was tabbed as Yellow Rope for the 365th Training Squadron. The Yellow Rope is the distinction granted to Airman Leaders, representing her fellow airmen as a liaison to Military Training Leaders.

Following BMT, Meixandra was also recognized as an Honor Graduate of the Instrument and Flight Control System (IFCS) and Maintenance Qualifications and Training Program (MQTP) (Travis Maintenance University). She also scored 99.9% on her May 2018 PT test, when she was recognized by the Senior Enlisted group as No. 1 among more than 5,000 – named Travis Air Force Base Outstanding Airman of the Month.

In addition to her military duties, she taught herself to play guitar and now serves her community as member of the Protestant Worship Team. In her service to the base Protestant community, Porter was Elected President of the Protestant Advisory Council (August 2018). The Advisory Council is a Wing-level organization and represents the largest chapel community in Air Mobility Command. Porter and the eight-member council led the organization that serves approximately 3,000 in the chapel community to win the Air Force Chapel of the Year in the large chapel category.

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