Rams Mourn The Loss of Former Softball Student-Athlete, Kayla Woodbury

MOUNT AIRY, NC – It is with deep sadness that the Winston-Salem State University family announces the loss of former Rams softball player Kayla Woodbury. One of the top players to ever wear the red and white, Woodbury will live on in the hearts and minds of the Ram family forever.

Joining the Rams in the fall of 2008, she finished her career in grand fashion, leading the team to a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Championship. She was also an assistant coach on the Rams' 2012 team that won its second consecutive CIAA championship. During her career, Woodbury placed name among the greatest in school history as she set the school record for career runs batted in (RBI) with 128 and total bases (293) . She also recorded 23 career home runs with 39 doubles, the second most in school history in both categories as well. In fact, she also remains among the school's top five statistical leaders in most hits (4th, 169), and most at-bats (5th, 456).

During her career, she earned several honors. As a senior she was named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Atlantic All-Region team as well as earning first team All-CIAA honors. She was also named to the NCAA Division I All-Independent team in 2010. She was also honored as the 2011 Mary Garber WSSU Female Student-Athlete of the Year.

She graduated from Winston-Salem State in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts/Graphic Design. She is a native of San Diego, California, but has lived in Mount Airy, North Carolina for most of her life.

Arrangements for Ms. Woodbury are as follows:


Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Spencer's Funeral Home at 824 N. Main Street in Mount Airy, N.C.

Funeral Services

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Bannertown Baptist Church at 1834 Westfield Rd. in Mount Airy, N.C.