Will Morrison: a man for two seasons

Will Morrison, a junior in business and management systems, had a stellar prep career as a two-sport athlete. He was the punter and kicker on the football team and an infielder on the baseball team. He was a second team all-state selection in football as both punter and kicker his junior season and was a first team all-state selection in baseball as a senior in 2008.

Morrison decided to continue his two-sport career at Missouri S&T after graduating from Rolla High School in 2008 and has continued to excel in both. On the baseball diamond last year, he led the Miners in batting average (.391), home runs (6) and runs batted in (33). For his efforts he earned first team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honors as a designated hitter and was a first team All-Midwest Region selection for both the American Baseball Coaches Association and Daktronics.
Football: place kicker-punter
Baseball: first base
Biggest influence (other than parents):
High school baseball coach Jason Swearingen and high school football coach Josh Richards.
Played in high school:
Basketball, soccer, cross country, track and golf.
Why Missouri S&T?
S&T was a good fit academically and athletically. Plus my father, uncle and brother are graduates of S&T.
Best memory:
Going to watch the women’s volleyball games with the football team and the men’s basketball games with the baseball team. We have good cheers and were good sportsmen.
Best sports memory:
The walk-off win against Northwest Missouri State in baseball last spring and the overtime win in football against Kentucky Wesleyan this past fall.
Goals for 2011 baseball season:
I want to get healthy and contribute to a winning season. I’ve just got to take it one pitch at a time. I hope we can go to the postseason tournament and send our seniors out on a winning note.
On being a two-sport athlete and a full-time student at Missouri S&T:
It is hard to recover from injuries. There is no time off from season to season. You only have time for practice, games, class and homework, but it has still been a good experience.

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