NEW ORLEANS — Carley McCord’s family is honoring the Louisiana sports reporter with a memorial scholarship in her name at her alma mater, Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.
McCord’s sister told our partners at NOLA.com/The New Orleans Advocate that the scholarship was the best way to mark losing her sister in a small plane crash in Lafayette.
“Carley would be so excited about this scholarship,” Kaleigh McCord-Pedersen said. “She would have been ecstatic. She was so, so enthusiastic about women in sports. It was such a big deal for her that women got the opportunity to have the career in sports that men can have.”
The scholarship will go to a woman pursuing a career in sports journalism at NSU. The family will review applications and choose a recipient every year.
McCord’s family has asked the public to donate to the fund in lieu of flowers or donations to the family.