Mississippi State Softball seeks support with social media challenge honoring Alex Wilcox



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The Mississippi State softball team is seeking support from fans as the Bulldogs honor Alex Wilcox. On Tuesday, Mississippi State is giving Bulldog fans the #428WallSitChallenge.

From MSU’s news release on the social media challenge:

“Fans are asked to post videos of themselves holding a wall sit for four minutes and 28 seconds in memory of Wilcox and share the clip with the hashtags #NoOneFightsAlone and #428WallSitChallenge. They should also tag three friends that they would like to challenge.”

For those who aren’t familiar with Wilcox, she played for the Bulldogs while battling ovarian cancer during her freshman season in 2018. Her courage while battling the horrible disease inspired people throughout the college softball community.

She passed away at 18, but her legacy still lives on at State. She was the first female student-athlete to have her number retired by Mississippi State and MSU has also named an early season tournament after her.

This isn’t the first time Mississippi State has done this social media challenge. The Bulldogs first did it in October of 2018, after Wilcox’s death earlier in the year.

During that challenge, the rest of the Southeastern Conference’s softball teams jumped in and participated. According to Mississippi State’s news release, more than 230 college softball teams participated in the challenge. MSU said 42 high school, club, and pro softball teams took part in the challenge.

For more information on the origin of the challenge, click here.

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