All her life, Morgan Boyd had been a guard.
She was a prolific scorer from the perimeter in high school at Olathe East and then on the junior-college level at Arkansas-Fort Smith.
Boyd, 5-foot-10, can still shoot it from the outside, but when she plays her final game at Koch Arena this afternoon against Drake, the senior for Wichita State will do so as a post player.
The transition to the inside hasn't been easy, but Boyd has embraced the process. She is the only senior on the roster this season.
"I think before you can have that kind of success, you have to grow as a person first," WSU coach Jody Adams said. "That's what we do here within this program, we grow as young women. And that's what I'm most proud of Morgan for is that growth."
Boyd doesn't have the bulk to bang down low for rebounds, but the coaching staff has taught her how to play the angles to use her quickness and length to snare rebounds.
And on a team with limited depth inside, Boyd has stepped in to provide quality minutes in the post.
"I've been a guard pretty much everywhere I've been before this," Boyd said. "But I just had to come in open-hearted and open-minded. Jody and the staff has done a great job teaching me how I can make a difference."
That difference this season has been her knack for drilling three-pointers from the top of the key. Boyd leads the team with 34 three-pointers at a clip of 40 percent and is averaging 8.5 points off the bench.
"Morgan is a very big part of this team," junior Haleigh Lankster said. "She's able to come in off the bench and knock down those threes for us. She's a great leader and we're definitely wanting to show her our appreciation and get this win for her."
Being the only senior on the team, Boyd has had to shoulder a lot of the leadership responsibilities on a young team.
"Her voice is huge for this team," Adams said. "Her voice brings a lot of security and at the same time energy to this team."
Boyd has made a strong case for winning the MVC's Sixth Man of the Year Award, so much so that Adams plans on keeping her in that role for her final home game.
"I think this team likes her in that spot," Adams said.
Boyd doesn't mind.
"It's been fun," she said, "coming off the bench and being the spark for this team.
"It's going to be emotional being my last home game, but the most important thing is I'm playing for my team out there. I got to remember what that feeling is like."