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Meghan King

School

Florida State University

Position
Pitcher
Major
Family and Child Sciences

Classroom

Meghan King has excelled academically throughout her career at Florida State. Pursuing a degree in family and child sciences with a minor in psychology, King has balanced her course work and her athletic obligations well as she currently holds a 3.428 GPA. She has been named to the FSU Dean’s List three times – Spring 2016, Fall 2017 and Fall 2018 – and has earned a spot on the All-ACC Academic Team in all three seasons of her college career. She did a practicum with Pediatria Healthcare For Kids during the Fall 2018 semester where she worked with young children with various medical disabilities and helped with their care.

Character

King is a natural leader and a compassionate person. That is on display with her pursuit of a degree in family and child sciences and her creation of the Adopt-a-Patient Program with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. King also personifies the culture and balance of fun/focus that Coach Alameda has grown within the program. She can laugh and joke and have fun throughout the day and throughout the game, but when it is time to step on the pitching rubber and compete, King is a fierce competitor. She holds herself and her team to the highest standard and is a significant reason for the success of the program during her time at Florida State.

Community

King has made a significant impact in her community and throughout Tallahassee during her time at Florida State. FSU softball consistently is one of the highest sports on campus in regard to community services hours per student-athlete and has won the Athletic Director’s Cup for Service in three of the last four years. She has visited cancer patients, picked up trash, participated with the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association’s Miracle League and assisted with the American Red Cross disaster relief programs. Her most significant contribution is the development of an Adopt-a-Patient program, which is a yearly program in which every athletic team at Florida State “adopts” a patient at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare for one year. She worked with lawyers to draft legal documents to set guidelines for both the patient and the teams.

Competition

King has developed into one of the best pitchers in the nation. She led the team and the ACC with a 1.17 ERA and a 26-6 record in 2018 and overall has a career record of 78-14 and a 1.66 ERA along with eight saves in the circle. Her 78 wins (eighth) and eight saves (third) already rank in the all-time top 10 in FSU history. Last season, she won all three games of the ACC Tournament (two in relief) and posted a 4-0 record with one save and a 0.20 ERA during the Women’s College World Series to lead the Seminoles to the 2018 NCAA National Championship, receiving WCWS All-Tournament Team honors. She has been named to the All-ACC First Team in each of her three seasons and has earned a spot on the NFCA All-Region Teams in both 2017 and 2018.