Meyer named a finalist for prestigious award
Webster University women’s basketball player Katy Meyer has been selected as a finalist for the 2011 Josten’s Trophy.
Meyer, a senior political science and Spanish double-major, averages 14 points and seven rebounds a game this season for the Gorloks. She is only the fifth women’s player in school history to score over 1,000 points in her career. Meyer is also fourth in career rebounds at Webster, second in blocked shots and first in 3-point shots made.
“I’m honored,” Meyer said. “When Tom (Hart) told me he was nominating me, it was very humbling.”
The award measures athletic ability, academic success and community service. Meyer holds a 3.87 GPA and has made the Dean’s list three times at Webster. She has been named to the SLIAC Academic All-Conference team every year she was eligible.
Meyer, who plans to attend law school after graduation, volunteers at a shelter for battered women and encourages teammates and fellow students to get involved as well.
“Domestic violence has always been an issue that’s important to me,” Meyer said. “I’ve done presentations on the issue for class before, and I just felt like I should actually get involved in issues that were important.”
Meyer works at the International Institute, utilizing the Spanish language to work with refugees. While she said she can “communicate with native speakers,” she still has more to learn.
“I want to be a bilingual lawyer,” Meyer said. “Immigration law has always interested me, so it seemed logical.”