Lexi Adkins – Yeager Scholars Class of 2021 July 16, 2018 Lexi Adkins is not the stereotypical cheerleader of Hollywood fame – ditzy, mean and knowing nothing about the sports for which she cheers. Adkins, 18, and a freshman at Marshall University, is the opposite of all those unflattering qualities. The young woman flying through the air and back flipping across the Thundering Herd’s fields and courts is a Yeager Scholar, the recipient of the highest academic scholarship the university awards. Intelligent, polite and athletic, Adkins earned grades and test scores to qualify for entry into nearly any college in the nation. She chose Marshall. Read more on the Herald-Dispatch.