Senior Communication major, Aubrey Mable, has left a mark on the Bryant campus that is sure to stay even after she graduates this May. She has been a part of the Senior Advisory Council, Bulldog Leaders, and a Student Ambassador, and on February 20, 2014, she was nominated for the Senior CLASS award, a national award that honors the attributes of NCAA Division 1 senior student-athletes in the arenas of community, classroom, character, and competition. Every year, thirty students from all NCAA Division 1 schools are nominated, and Aubrey’s balance of play on the field and work in the classroom has earned her to be one of the thirty.
Aubrey was nominated by Aaron Horlbogen, Assistant Direct of Athletic Communications at Bryant, and it’s clear why. With a 3.65 GPA, she managed to obtain three minors in Marketing, Business Administration, and Psychology, as well as being a member of the Honors Program. Aubrey is the Bryant Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Co-Chair and the Volunteers Core Chair for Special Olympics of RI, where she recruits members in the community to volunteer for Special Olympics RI. On top of this, her character and leadership is shown on the field as the captain of the softball team, and is a student blogger for Undergraduate Admission to promote Bryant University and student life on campus.
The Senior CLASS award isn’t the first award Aubrey had contended for—last year, she was the recipient of the 2013 Rhode Island Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Award, again nominated for her excellence in the classroom and community. When it comes to her performance on the field, she became one of the top players in Bryant’s five year history of Division 1 athletics. In 2013, Aubrey achieved a .396 batting average, second in Bryant’s Division 1 history to herself, where she bat a .419 average freshmen year. She holds the Division 1 Bryant record in almost every major offensive statistic, and her .396 career batting average, 151 career hits, 92 RBI, and 19 homeruns all rank top five in Bryant’s softball history.
A NCAA selection committee chooses the 30 finalists, and they then narrow the pool down to 10 nominees before opening up to nationwide voting. Wish Aubrey luck in this nomination—we’ll certainly be rooting for her to be a top 10 finalist and go on to add this award to her success. Bryant’s next home game is March 26 at 4:00pm, so be sure to see her and Bryant’s softball team play this season. Congratulations, Aubrey!