A talented, all-around athlete who is expected to provide depth to the Saluki jumping corps. Finished fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 47-2 1/4 at the 2001 Saluki Booster Invitational, his first college meet.
Marion H.S.: All-State in track as a senior, finishing fifth at the state meet in the triple jump. School record holder in the triple jump (48-0). Marion H.S. Athlete of the Year in 2000. Jumped 22-10 in the long jump and a member of school record 4x100 meter relay team (42.9). Also lettered in football, basketball, and cross country.
Personal: Undecided major ... son of Grace Alexander ... born February 27, 1982.
Wright on Alexander:
"Nathan is a local kid with a lot of raw, athletic talent. He had a good fall. Nathan will be a great jumper here before he leaves SIU. We expect him to have a solid freshman year and score points at the conference meet."