Missouri Women's Softball Black and Gold - February 11, 2012
Club Team: Texas Fusion Gold
Chose Mizzou Over: Louisiana-Lafayette, Iowa, North Texas
2012 (Freshman): Cousins redshirted in 2012.
Newman Smith: Played catcher and third base for the Newman Smith Trojans under head coach Rebecca Schroeder, where she was named District Catcher of the Year in 2009 and 2011 and First Team All-District in 2008 and 2010. Cousins played club for Texas Fusion Gold, who qualified for Gold Nationals in 2009 and again in 2011. She led her high school team in home runs during her sophomore and junior seasons, and led the squad in on-base percentage during each of her first three years. She was her high school's offensive MVP all four seasons, and posted a .417 batting average as a junior. Cousins graduated in the top-10 percent of her class, was a National Honor Society member and received the Principal's Award all four years.
Personal: Alyssa Cousins was born on May 28, 1993 to Shellie and Chris Cousins in Fort Ord, Calif. Her father is in the Army. Cousins is majoring in nutrition and fitness.