@LATechSB Turkoly Named C-USA Spirit of Service Award Recipient

June 13, 2018

RUSTON – Louisiana Tech junior outfielder Morgan Turkoly was one of 14 Conference USA student-athletes to earn the C-USA Spirit of Service Award for the spring, released by the league office on Wednesday.

The award is designed to recognize the community service efforts of the league’s top student-athletes, based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport. The Spirit of Service Award is presented three times throughout the season with today’s honorees representing spring sports: baseball, softball, golf, tennis and outdoor track and field.

Turkoly joins volleyball’s Jacie McClure and track and field’s Morgan Keessee as the three LA Tech student-athletes to receive the prestigious honor during the 2017-18 school year.

The Sanger, Texas, native joined Charlotte’s Meredith Harris (softball), FIU’s Alec Dominquez (track and field), FAU’s Bethany Hardcastle (track and field), Marshall’s Abigail Tolbert (softball), Middle Tennessee’s Aaron Auker (baseball), North Texas’ Baylee Nelson (track and field), Old Dominion’s Chad Heiss (golf), Rice’s Amanda Pasko (track and field), Southern Miss’ Samantha Papp (softball), UAB’s Analyse Petree (softball), UTEP’s Courtney Clayton (softball), UTSA’s Erica Sanchez (softball) and WKU’s Mary Joiner (golf) as the recipients from the league this spring.

Turkoly added plenty of hardware to her trophy cabinet this year after being named the 2018 Conference USA Player of the Year following a stellar junior season. She was also named first team all-conference, first team all-region and first team all-state for her performance on the field.

Off the field, she was named to the Conference USA Commissoner’s Honor Roll, C-USA Academic Medalist and to the C-USA Softball All-Academic Team. She has also been very involved in community service initiatives during her time in Ruston, working with 4Paws, DART, Boys and Girls Club and St. Jude Radio-thon. She also participated in a softball clinic for elementary school children in Mexico during the team’s trip to Puerta Vallarta in February.




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