Alex Peterson of Harmony is a member of the volleyball team at Bemidji State University. A freshman, Peterson is an outside hitter. She is playing under the guidance of head coach Wayne Chadwick, who is entering his third season at Bemidji State University.

Peterson is a 2012 graduate of Fillmore Central High School and the daughter of Mike and Tracy Peterson.

Bemidji State University has been picked to finish 13th in the 2012 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Volleyball Coaches' Poll. The Beavers finished their 2011 campaign 6-22 overall, and were 3-17 to finish 12th in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).

Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota's lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling approximately 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs.