Texas Lutheran softball outfielder Kelly Jurden (Brenham/Brenham) was named the winner of the 2022 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Woman of the Year Award in exclusive voting by the Senior Woman Administrators of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. The SCAC announced Jurden as the winner Tuesday and Jurden becomes TLU’s and TLU softball’s third student-athlete to earn the honor, joining Amanda Lochte (2017) and DeAnna Hernandez (2020). Jurden is now nominated by the SCAC to be considered for the 32nd annual NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
“Kelly is one of the most decorated softball players in the history of Texas Lutheran University,” TLU Athletics Director Bill Miller said. “She is the epitome of what we want all of our student-athletes to strive for. A tremendous athlete and an outstanding student, Kelly received the highest honors that Texas Lutheran awards for both athletics achievement and sportsmanship. We are extremely proud of what she has accomplished on the field and in the classroom. She is a winner, and her achievements as a TLU softball player are unequaled in program history.”