What is she known for? During her career at UVA, Mitchell three times earned all-region honors and twice was named to the all-conference team. She graduated in 2013 with her name atop seven records in the Cavalier record books, including as the career leader in wins, strikeouts, and innings pitched.
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Quotable quote: “Playing softball, I learned the value of being able to handle high-pressure situations and make decisions quickly. Whether at work or in everyday life, there are often tough choices that need to be made against tight deadlines. As a pitcher, I loved the pressure of a close game situation and cat-and-mouse nature of pitch selection and execution against a hitter. I now feel prepared to take on any challenge, knowing I have already faced some very difficult situations through softball and as a student-athlete in general.”
What's she up to now? After graduating with an engineering degree, Melanie has worked as a systems engineer at Virginia Diodes, a small high-tech electronics company in Charlottesville. As of last season, she also is part of the Cavaliers’ softball radio broadcasts, doing both color commentary and play-by-play, and coaches an 8U Little League softball team.
Keep up: You can find Melanie on Twitter @_Melbaa