Sports

ILCC's Beane to continue career at Graceland

Thu 4-30-2020

LAMONI - Taylor Beane of Iowa Lakes Community College has committed to continue her softball and academic careers at Graceland University. She will be studying biology.

Beane had played in six games before the 2020 season was stopped,

She was batting .565 with a .583 on-base percentage and a 1.087 slugging percentage. She had 13 hits, including three doubles and three home runs. Beane had 11 runs batted in, had scored seven runs and was the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week.

"Iowa Lakes is going to miss Taylor next year,” said ILCC coach Katie Larson. “She was not only a great softball player but a tremendous person. In the hallways, you could always find Taylor with a smile on her face and telling jokes to those around her.

"Taylor was on another level to start this season. I will always wonder what she could have done this year and am bummed we will not get to figure that out. The start she had was all due to the work she put in this year. She had the willingness to try new things, work hard, and be a leader. All of these qualities will allow her to continue to get better and grow at Graceland University. We are very proud of Taylor and cannot wait to continue to watch her athletic career for the next two years."