Scott City 2-sport standout off to Crowley's Ridge
Prior to her high school athletic career being cut a season short due to the coronavirus pandemic, Scott City senior Heather Conaway achieved a lot of success both individually, as well as helping the Rams succeed as a team.
That ability – and those results – caught the eyes of a couple of college coaches at Crowley’s Ridge College in Arkansas and so Conaway will be competing on a pair of athletic fields (volleyball and softball) next season for the school.
“Heather is going to be a player that I think will do a good job in whatever position she is placed in on the court,” Crowley’s Ridge volleyball coach Carissa Winn said in a release.
At Scott City, Conaway was named as the SEMO South Conference Defensive Player of the Year as an outside hitter.
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She also was named to the league’s First Team, as well as being a Second Team All-District selection.
"She has an eagerness to compete,” Winn continued, “and will be a good asset to our team. She is primarily an outside hitter, but can also play all the way around the rotation.”
In softball, Conaway was a key contributor to a spring softball juggernaut over the past two seasons.
The Rams won 65 of 76 games over the span, including the 2017 and 2019 Class 1, District 4 titles.
"We are happy to add Heather to our roster,” Crowley’s Ridge softball coach Jordan Malone said in a release. “She will add some speed to our line up and middle infield.”
Conaway was a Second Team selection at both the conference and District levels and excelled in the classroom, as well.
She was named to the Academic All-State squad in both sports.
“She shows a love for the sport,” Malone said, “and we are excited to see what she does as a Pioneer."