Muller Honored as RIAIAW DAR Recipient from CCRI!
Warwick, R.I. – April 16, 2019: The Rhode Island Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (RIAIAW) held their Distinguished Athlete Reception last night in the Alumni Room of the Ryan Center at the University of Rhode Island. Each Rhode Island College selected one female student-athlete to represent their institution as their Distinguished Athlete Recipient. Receiving the honor for the Community college of Rhode Island was Lady Knights Softball Tri-Captain and Soccer player Samantha Muller (North Stonington, CT).
Muller is a member of the CCRI Lady Knights' soccer team and Tri-Captain on the Lady Knights' softball team. In her freshman campaign on the CCRI softball team Muller led the Lady Knights with a .435 batting average with 20 hits including three doubles, a triple and a homerun while adding 14 RBIs, 12 runs scored and four stolen bases. As a pitcher she helped CCRI by pitching 48 innings with 40 strikeouts in 13 appearances for CCRI. In her sophomore campaign for the Lady Knights Muller is batting .333 with 10 hits including a double and a triple with six RBIs, eight runs scored and two stolen bases. She has seen limited action in the circle pitching for CCRI but has struck out four batters in four innings so far this year. Sam will look to build upon those numbers in the Lady Knights final regular season games and make their run into the postseason.
In addition to playing softball in her sophomore year Muller joined the Lady Knights soccer team where she played forward and in her first game she scored two goals with two assist and in her third game scored the game-winning goal to held CCRI defeat Central Maine 1-0. She ended the soccer season with three goals and two assists.
Off the field Muller is also a leader as a member of the CCRI Student-Athlete Leadership Team (SALT). In addition, Sam exemplifies what it means to be a student-athlete with an impressive 3.1 GPA. Now she has been honored with the RIAIAW as their Distinguished Athlete Recipient and is also in line to earn other Community College of Rhode Island Athletics Departmental awards at the CCRI Athletics Awards Ceremony on May 2nd.
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England's largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 15,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.