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Morgan Frye in library
May 31, 2024

Covering Her Bases: Well-rounded Senior Heads to Law School After Softball Success

Recent Berry graduate Morgan Frye is a four-time First Team All-SAA honoree after leading the Vikings softball team to an 18-0 record and a regional championship in her senior year. As an infielder, she led the conference in nearly every offensive category this year. She also won three-straight SAA Athlete of the Week awards in April of 2024. As her final college season comes to a close, her future is just beginning. This fall, she starts a new adventure at Ohio State University in law school, preparing to be an environmental lawyer.

When Morgan considered colleges, she had two things that were important to her — studying environmental science and playing softball. Berry College was committed to letting her pursue both, an attitude that she valued since other schools had encouraged her to choose. After a few months in environmental science classes, Morgan felt she wanted to make a difference as an environmental lawyer.

“My academic advisor and professor, Dr. Zachary Taylor, encouraged me to pursue law and helped me academically pace myself as a student-athlete. He connected me with my Lifeworks job,” says Morgan.

Taylor and one of her legal studies professors introduced Morgan to Danny Price, the in-house counsel at Berry College. Price also played a college sport and understood what Morgan was juggling. In her new job, Morgan practiced writing legal memos and other documents that gave her valuable exposure. Danny Price also helped her network, getting her a visit to the Georgia Supreme Court and introductions with some of the justices. She’s also sat in on his mediations, arbitrations and other sessions, giving her a clear picture of the daily work of lawyers.

“My Lifeworks job made all the difference getting into law school and finding my path. Every week or two, Danny Price would meet with me to talk about his work, the work I’d done and what I could learn from it. He also wrote me recommendations, gave me insight into the application process and helped me compare different law schools. Unlike other lawyers, he serves in a variety of legal situations. He’s involved in and covers all the college’s legal needs, giving me a wide variety of experiences too.”

Morgan also, of course, valued the lessons she’s learned on the softball field. “I love the team aspect of this sport,” says Morgan. “It taught me how to communicate with different types of people. My teammates came from different backgrounds, and in D3 sports, the make-up of the team is always changing.”

Looking back on her Berry experience, Morgan says, “Softball has been a strong community and support system for me, but this is also something that Berry builds into every student’s first-year experience. If you’re a student-athlete, choose Berry for Berry. At the end of the day, your sport may play an important role in college, but school is what takes you the rest of the way.”

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