Seay, Alys 2006 Graduate - Athlete
Alys is recognized as one of the best athletes ever to compete at Grand Forks Central. She earned eight total letters in basketball and soccer during her career at GFC. Alys played basketball at Central for 5 years. During her basketball career, she scored 1274 points which ranks second all-time in school history. Her career total of 336 free throws made and 300 steals is number one all-time at GFC. On January 5, 2006, Alys scored 49 points in a game against Fargo Shanley which is an individual school and state Class A record. Her 2004 team finished 2nd in the EDC tournament and 6th at State. The 2006 team she was on qualified for the state tournament. The individual awards that Alys won during her career include being All-EDC three times, All-State 3 times, GF Herald Female Athlete of the Year in 2005-06, ND Coaches Association Outstanding Senior Athlete for Class ‘A’ in 2005-06, Anne Fritzell Memorial Outstanding Senior Female Athlete 2005-06, and a ND Miss Basketball Finalist 2005-06. As a soccer player, Alys was All-EDC three times and All-State twice. After her high school career, Alys attended the University of North Dakota and played basketball for four years.
Alys has had many memorable moments at GFC, but the one that sticks out most to her is watching the Central football team win the State Championship her senior year. "I grew up with those guys and was so proud of them for how hard they worked and how well they represented our school." When asked about her experience at Central, she says that it's the people and relationships she remembers. "Looking back on my time in high school it’s the teachers and coaches that stand out to me. I didn’t fully realize at the time just how many high quality individuals we had coaching and guiding us through our sports seasons as well as life. It made playing for them so easy and I feel so grateful for all the time and energy they poured into us.”
Alys states that she couldn’t have done anything without the support of her parents and brothers. “They helped me become who I am and I am blessed by them.” Alys is currently living in Nebraska and attending a Master’s of Physicians Assistance Studies program there. “I love the school I attend and enjoy applying all that I have learned through sports and in life to learning medicine.” Alys isn’t sure where she will work after school, but hopes to be able to combine her PA degree and love of athletics.