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Madyson Moran

School

James Madison

Position
Second Base
Major
Sports and Recreation Management

Classroom

Madyson Moran is a standout in the classroom, earning her degree this spring in sports and recreation management. Moran is a two-time Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner’s Academic Award recipient which honors student-athletes who have achieved at least a 3.20 grade-point average based on semester/quarter performance or cumulative GPA.

Character

Stepping into a leadership role after the graduation of one the strongest senior classes in school history, Moran has been one of the more vocal leaders on the team since accepting the role. A leader in the locker room, she has helped guide one of the largest freshmen classes in program history on the field and off, providing extra practice drills when asked for assistance and, along with her fellow seniors, setting an example regarding what a James Madison Duke should be on and off the field. She has communicated with the coaching staff regarding what she feels the team’s direction and focus should be and has been a huge resource to parents and future student-athletes regarding what the experience at James Madison is like.

Community

Giving back to the Harrisonburg community is a huge point of emphasis for James Madison softball as the program volunteers hundreds of hours each year in activities ranging from canned food drives to volunteering at camps and clinics to serving in food kitchens. This player-driven need to serve is a vital part of the culture of JMU softball, and Moran has given up time over her winter and summer breaks to participate as a coach to local youth leagues in her hometown of Taylor Mill, Kentucky, to continue to spread the love of softball. Over her time at James Madison, Moran has volunteer more than 50 hours of community service on top of her responsibilities as a student-athlete.

Competition

Entering her senior season, Moran is part of one of the winningest classes in program history with 143 victories thus far. She has won two CAA Championships and has made three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, helping JMU to its first-ever Super Regional last season. Last year, Moran earned her first all-region recognition as she was selected to the NFCA All-Region First Team. She also received first-team All-CAA nods. Heading into her senior year, she ranks 10th in program history in sacrifice hits (19), while being a .270 career batter and recording 80 hits and 46 RBIs over her three season at JMU and scoring 58 runs. Defensively, Moran is a standout in the infield with 194 putouts and 294 career assists for a .968 fielding percentage.