Grinnell College Athletics issued the following announcement on July 12.
Grinnell College softball and women's basketball player Kayla Morrissey '18 has been nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year honor for 2018.
Morrissey joins a field of 581 honorees, the largest in the history of the Woman of the Year program, and is one of 199 from Division III. The program, in its 28th year, revolves around four pillars – academics, athletics, service and leadership.
Morrissey, winner of Grinnell's prestigious Joyce Buck '56 Award, was an All-Region and All-Midwest Conference performer in both softball and basketball and earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors in the latter. In softball, she helped the Pioneers to a school record for wins this season and established Grinnell career records in eight categories including games played, runs, hits, triples and RBIs. In basketball, Morrissey finished as the Pioneers' career leader in free throws made and attempted and led the league in five categories in 2017-18.
Morrissey is one of three nominees from the MWC. The league will announce its official representative for the NCAA Woman of the Year competition in early August.
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