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Megan Low

Junior Roadrunner catcher Megan Low had no plans to attend UTSA after graduating high school three years ago.

But that all changed when she was spotted by Amanda Lehotak, the former head coach for UTSA softball.

“She saw me play during a tournament in Houston,” Low said. “She recruited me on the spot. I was originally going to San Jacinto College.”

It was just three weeks before classes would start in San Antonio. Low, a Spring native, quickly packed her bags and moved to the Alamo City.

The decision is one the kinesiology student has never regretted.

“I love it here,” she said. “Just the atmosphere of the school. The people are friendly. Athletics is one big family.”

Her time as a Roadrunner has garnered high praise, including recently being named a Conference USA Co-Player of the Week after this season’s opener.

The team’s 4-0 streak tied as the best start in school history. It included a 4-2 win against the 15th-ranked Texas Longhorns. The Roadrunners also swept Lamar in three games. The start was one the team hasn’t seen since 2006, according to Conference USA.

In the second game of the season, Low tied the UTSA single-game RBI record with seven. She hit a grand slam and a three-run homer in one inning against Lamar.

Her grand slam—followed by one from teammate Randee Crawford—helped UTSA tie an NCAA record of two grand slams in one inning.

Low also was named a Western Athletic Conference All-Academic Honoree in 2013. The previous year she was named the Southland Conference Freshman of the Year and included in the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

She hopes to continue on to graduate school and possibly study sports management, but she hasn’t firmed up any plans yet. Ultimately, she wants to coach.

Low could end up using her own path to inspire future players.

As a student at Spring High School, Low also was a member of the National Honor Society, served as student vice president her senior year and graduated in the top 8 percent of her class.

She won accolades on Spring’s softball team as well. Still, she said when recruiting time came along she was overlooked.

Just like UTSA did for her, she too would like to help students who may not have risen to the top of the heap.

“My dream would be to work in a college environment,” she said. “I’d love to start off at a junior college and take the kids that need (improvement) and turn them into that whole athlete.”

–Michelle Mondo

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