SABR’s Women in Baseball Committee is pleased to award one scholarship to a high school senior in its Women in Baseball Essay Contest in 2018.
Due to the generous donations of committee members, the Women in Baseball Committee has awarded a $500 scholarship to Caroline Webber of Ottawa, Kansas.
Click on the PDF link below to read the winning essay:
- “Effa Manley’s Influence on Baseball,” by Caroline Webber
Students were asked to write an essay of 1,500 words or less addressing the following question: “Choose one person or event in women’s baseball history that you believe has made a significant impact on the game and explain the importance.”
Webber is a senior at Ottawa High School in Ottawa, Kansas. She serves as the President of her school’s National Honor Society, Spanish Club, and Key Club. She is an active volunteer for the Franklin County Historical Society and the Willow Domestic Violence Center. She will be attending the University of Chicago and plans on majoring in economics.
Eligible applicants for the Women in Baseball Scholarship were current high school seniors who were anticipating completion of their high school diploma at the time of application, planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution, and carrying a minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of their junior year.
For more information about the SABR Women in Baseball Research Committee, click here.
To learn more about the annual Women in Baseball Essay Contest, click here.
Originally published: December 20, 2018. Last Updated: December 20, 2018.