Kaidyn Beckwith – Conway (501 Basketball Team 2023)

Kaidyn Beckwith is on a mission as she closes out her senior season with the nationally ranked Conway Lady Wampus Cats. 

“The ultimate goal is to always win a state championship ring, but outside of that, as a team we want to get better after every practice and every game,” Beckwith said. “Our motto is, ‘One step forward, no steps back.’ So, we achieve our goal just like that — day by day, never looking too far ahead, but also not looking back.”

Beckwith is one of four senior starters for the Lady Cats, each of whom has a unique role to fill. 

“Kaidyn is a true point guard,” said Conway head coach Ashley Hutchcraft. “She is great at seeing the floor and getting the ball inside. Defensively, she can lock down her opponent. She is physical and plays with a lot of grit. Last season, Kaidyn brought us energy every game and was a spark off the bench, especially with her defense. 

“I expect Kaidyn to be more of a vocal leader than she has been. She genuinely cares about her teammates. She is now a senior with two years of varsity experience, and she knows what it takes to be successful. I expect her experience to help us win big games.”

Beckwith is engaged in Caring Cats, Student Council, Key Club, Beta Club, National Honors Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Conway High. She has earned a 4.0 GPA and will graduate with honors.