University of Washington
McWherter carries a 3.32 GPA in Sociology while minoring in Leadership. She has been on the Honor Roll three times (2006, 2007, 2008) and Dean’s List twice (2006, 2007) all while juggling ROTC commitments and softball commitments. She has been named Pac-10 All-Academic in each of the last two seasons (2008, 2009).
McWherter has been in the Army ROTC all four years at Washington and will graduate as a Second Lieutenant in June 2010. While leading and training young soldiers of America in various tasks concerning national security, McWherter is also a Distinguished Military Graduate and is in the top 7% in the nation of all upcoming soldiers. She recently participated in the Warrior Forge 2009 (LDAC) and finished second in her regiment of 450 people.
McWherter is serving as an Army squad leader, leading soldiers in tasks concerning civilians, enemies, and cultural awareness assignments. She has also served as an usher, escorting Medal of Honor recipients to and from a ceremony in their honor and helping control multiple cadets in seating and formations.
On the field, McWherter was the Huskies’ defensive specialist on their run to the 2009 National Championship, holding down the centerfield position for most of the season. She appeared in 53 games, compiling a .971 fielding percentage and making several game-saving plays with her glove, including robbing two home runs in back-to-back innings in a game early in the season, one which would have been a grand slam and the other which would have been a three-run home run. She also batted .273 with eight runs and two RBI, swiping two bases in four attempts.