Morton nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

Morton nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

TACOMA, Washington – Lura Morton '19 is Puget Sound's nominee for the NCAA's Woman of the Year honor.

Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year award recognizes graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.

Morton was a two-sport student-athlete during her senior year with Puget Sound. She helped lead the 2018 women's soccer team to a Northwest Conference title, and she was a sprinter for the women's track & field team.

During the 2018 soccer season, five of Morton's six goals were game-winners. She scored the game-winning goal at Linfield that secured the NWC title for the Loggers, and an automatic bid for the NCAA D-III Tournament. 

Morton's academic interests brought her all over the globe. She studied in Morocco and Qatar, and she held an internship in Washington, D.C. Morton received Puget Sound's Roberta Wilson Award for scholarship, skill, and determination.