My daughter’s name is Morgan Krug. She is a graduating senior at Dubuque Hempstead High School. She is in process of completing her fifth year on the Hempstead varsity softball team. She also played four years of basketball and two years of volleyball on top of being a member of the National Honor Society and the secretary of student council her Senior year, all while maintaining a 3.8 grade point. For five seasons, I have watched and learned so much from my daughter. As an athlete, she has never given less than her best. She is team focused and will always put her team ahead of her own needs. She is a quiet leader, one who leads by example and who treats her coaches and teammates with nothing but respect and friendship. Many of the “little things” Morgan has done throughout the years may have gone unnoticed by some because she prefers to remain unnamed. She finds happiness in making others feel good and confident. She prides herself in being there for those in need and she goes out of her way to congratulate a teammate for making a great play or to pick them up when things don’t go their way. She has never been concerned with her stats or with the accolades received, and in fact, would much rather take the back seat to someone else she feels is more deserving. Morgan is a gifted athlete and is extremely dedicated. I am so honored to be her mom and to have been able to watch from the front row seats for all of these years. She is strong in body and mind. Morgan is very talented and has achieved great success, yet is extremely humble and kind. At this final stage of Morgan’s high school career, I believe she will always be remembered, not only for her contributions to each team, but mostly for exemplifying what it means to be a student athlete."

- submitted by Sue Krug, Morgan's mother

The IGHSAU is committed to sharing the stories of high school female athletes. We believe a strong narrative can empower and inspire other females to try more, go the distance, and persevere in the face of hardship. That's why we want you -- parent, friend, athlete, coach -- to share the story of an Iowa Girl that inspires you. What makes their story special? What have they overcome or accomplished? Is there something beyond the sport that makes their story especially unique? We want to know.

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