Win It All

Isom

Sometimes one comes across those students who seem to be good at everything.

Morlan Isom (right) is one of those studnets. Isom, who apparently maintained a 4.06 grade-point average in high school, was the goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team at Louisiana State University. She’s the most decorated goalkeeper in the history of the LSU Soccer program. Last fall she was also the school’s homecoming queen.

That’s not enough. According to an article by Glenn Guilbeau in the Shreveport Times:

Now she wants to be LSU’s first female football player. She went through a walk-on tryout with other prospective kickers Tuesday during the Tigers’ spring drills.

“People’s first presumption about this is that it’s a media stunt or some attempt for attention and glory,” Isom said in an interview with Gannett Tuesday night. “That couldn’t be any farther from the truth. I feel it was a goal God placed in my heart. It’s just something I want to do.”

God has apparently placed a number of rather remarkable goals in Isom’s heart. In 2008, for instance, the woman became the first LSU goalie in history to actually score a goal. She kicked the ball 90 yards, from essentially one goal all the way to the other in a game against Brigham Young.

Ordinarily I’d say the chances of this actually working out, Isom becoming a member of the LSU football team, are rather low. But in her case, she’ll probably make it happen.

And she’ll probably lead the LSU football team to victory, while curing cancer, backwards, in high heels. [Image via]

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer