All-Around Excellence

July 30, 2018

Student-athletes at MBU balance studies with sports, and find their greatness in each.

Kate Dickinson ’18 graduated cum laude this past May with an honors degree in math, and capped her softball career with a nomination for the NCAA Woman of the Year award from MBU.

 

“Kate knew that both academics and athletics played a big part in her life, and both areas kept her balanced,” said Christy Shelton, head softball coach. “One of Kate’s attributes as a student athlete was the dedication and determination she put in to succeed in both areas. Kate was a selfless leader on the field, and she would do anything for the team, as well as the university.”

“Kate was a selfless leader on the field, and she would do anything for the team, as well as the university.”
Christy Shelton, head softball coach

The nomination centers on Dickinson’s achievements in academics, athletics, service, and leadership during her four years.

Originally from Pasadena, Maryland, Dickinson pitched four seasons for Mary Baldwin. A member of the President’s Society and a Global Honor Scholar, she earned recognition as an MBU scholar-athlete each year that she was eligible and was named to the USA South Academic All-Conference Team all four years. She’s now working as a vault processor for Brink’s Security in her hometown.