Brittany Chin, Women's Lacrosse, Colby College

Brittany Chin

Brittany Chin (Shrewsbury, Mass.) was a four-year starter on defense for one of the best women's lacrosse teams in the country and earned one of the most prestigious awards handed out at Colby College.

Chin excelled on the field with her tough defense, her shot blocking ability, and good work on clears. She had 73 career ground balls, 27 caused turnovers, and two goals.

Chin excelled academically as a double major in computer science and mathematical sciences. She was the student body vice president for the 2015-16 academic year and was the 2016 class president of the Student Government Association from 2012-15. Chin was also a student representative on the Colby Board of Trustees, a chair on the College Affairs Committee, a Senior Admissions Fellow, and co-founder and vice president of the Colby Hackers (official club).

"She did everything and did everything well," Colby head coach Karen Henning said. "She is smart, determined, focused, and competitive."

Chin earned the Patty Valavanis Award for demonstrating the qualities of academic and athletic excellence, personal leadership, and sportsmanship. The award is handed out at the Senior Athletic Awards Presentation and Chin also was honored at the Colby All-Campus Student Awards.

Chin begins her professional career working at HubSpot in Cambridge, Mass., in a leadership rotational program. She has aspirations to do work for them in data science.