STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi State University family is mourning the loss of an inspiring young woman.
Alex Wilcox, 18, passed away Monday following a battle with ovarian cancer. She played softball for the Bulldogs.
Even though she is gone, her MSU softball family says her impact and bravery will be felt forever.
"She cared about this Mississippi State family and she cared about everyone in her world," said MSU Athletics Director John Cohen.
Thousands went to social media to remember and honor Wilcox.
Despite her pains, she went through life with a smile on her face.
She played in eight games for the Lady Bulldogs this past season.
"We will certainly miss her, but we will never forget her," Cohen said.
“You beat cancer by how you lived.” - Stuart Scott
Alex Wilcox lived in a way that not only exemplified courage, but inspired everyone around her to seek joy, to better the world around them, & most of all, to never stop fighting. Through her legacy, Alex will live on forever. pic.twitter.com/OhZ9ASGhRm
— HailState �� (@HailState) June 26, 2018