Ariana Mullin, Trinity College
Ariana Mullin, one of the best softball players Trinity College has ever seen, truly personifies the term student-athlete, having earned numerous honors and awards both for her exploits and on the diamond and in the classroom. Graduating with a 3.7 g.p.a. in May Mullin finished her storied softball career as the College’s all-time leader in walks (49), doubles (28), home runs (17), and RBI (94).
At Trinity, Mullin earned a degree in the rigorous field of Neuroscience. She is now studying Neuroscience at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Caitlin Hitchcock, head coach at Trinity, lauded Mullin for her “true game awareness, extreme intensity, dedication and heart.” William Church, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Neuroscience at Trinity, says she displayed “intelligence, creativity, and passion” for both her field of study and her sport.
A starter for four years, starting catcher for three, and team captain for two years, Mullin’s softball teams qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament in three of her four years as a member of the team. She was named to the All-NESCAC Team in her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons, and was selected as the College’s Trinity Club of Hartford Award as Trinity’s top senior female athlete.