by Abigail Morgan

CLEVELAND, Ga., (TMNews) – Meagan Taylor sits down to share with us her excitement after being named the semi-finalist for the John Wooden Citizenship Award.

What is the award that you were given?

“I was recognized as a semi-finalist for the John Wooden Citizenship Award. There are 24 student-athletes in the nation recognized as semi-finalists.”

How do you feel about this honor?

“I feel totally honored! John Wooden was a true man of God, and he strove for excellence and to honor the Lord in all aspects of life, on and off the court. Even being considered for an award in his honor is a humbling thing. It is definitely one of the highlights of my entire career as an athlete. I’m very proud to represent my team, coaches, and Truett-McConnell College by receiving this recognition. ”

Any special verses or life lessons that have helped to better your skills on and off the field?

“Coach McDowell has taught me many lessons in my time playing for him, but one lesson that always stood out was the importance of striving for excellence, even and especially in the “small things,” because that leads to excellence in the “big things” in life. Jesus said, “One who is faithful in very little is also faithful in much” (Luke 16:10). I’m extremely far from being perfect, but I think it’s important to always make a perfect effort in all that I do, in order to bring the most glory to my Lord and Savior.”

What has been your favorite part about playing here at Truett McConnell?

“My favorite part about playing soccer at Truett-McConnell is definitely my teammates! I wish I could list every one of their names. They are my best friends, my encouragers, my dance partners, my prayer warriors, and my role models. I love being able to compete beside them, and sometimes with them, and I love serving and ministering beside them on mission trips or community service projects. The relationships I’ve formed with these girls are without a doubt my favorite part of playing soccer at Truett.”

What are your future plans after graduation?

“As of right now, I have no plans for after graduation, besides a mission trip to El Salvador with some of the soccer team and other Truett students. I know that I will eventually be serving as a full-time foreign missionary, but until then I am trusting God and His timing.”


Abigail is a freshman Early Childhood Education Major and a freelance writer for TMC.

Photo/Adam Roark

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