Amy McCrea Morrell ’91 Inducted 2009

Tennis

Amy   McCrea Morrell

A three-time All-American in both singles and doubles, Amy McCrea Morrell played #1 singles and #1 doubles on the 1990 Gustavus women's tennis team that won the NCAA Championship. It was (and still is) the first and only Gustavus women's team to win a NCAA National Title. Morrrell was Gusties top player during (arguably) the most successful four-year period in the history of the program, as the team posted a record of 66-20 overall and 26-3 in the MIAC. She helped Gustavus win four conference titles and finish fourth at the NCAA Championships in 1989, first in 1990, and second in 1991. Morrell, a three-time NCAA qualifier in both the NCAA singles and doubles tournaments, is one of only two Gustavus players to have ever won the ITA Midwest Regional Singles Title three times (1988, 1989, and 1990). She completed her career with an overall record of 91-25 in singles and 87-28 in doubles.

After graduating in 1991 with majors in health fitness and health education, Morrell accepted a position as a tennis teaching professional with Northwest Swim and Racquet Clubs in the Twin Cities. She taught and coached tennis for five years and then began a career in pharmaceutical sales first with Pfizer and then with Bristol Myers. In 2000, after the birth of her first child, Morrell left Bristol Myers to focus on her family. She has returned to teaching and coaching tennis and running summer camps in addition to being a stay-at-home mom. Amy and her husband Kelly ('90), live in Spicer, Minnesota with their daughters, Lydia and Alyssa.