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Quinnipiac Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack McDonald and head softball coach Germaine Fairchild have announced that Amy Vaughan has been hired as an assistant coach for the softball program. Vaughan comes to Quinnipiac after just graduating from the University of Connecticut in May 2012.
Vaughan brings a wealth of playing experience, as she played right field for four years at UConn. During her senior season in 2012, Vaughan clubbed 13 home runs to go along with 42 runs batted in, 46 hits, and 12 doubles to lead the team in all four categories. The 13 home runs gave her the single season home run record at UConn. She also played against the Bobcats several times throughout her career and finished 3-for-10 (.300 batting average), with four runs batted in, a run scored, one walk, and one hit-by-pitch in four games against Quinnipiac. Among her individual accolades, she was named a NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete all four years, received BIG EAST Third Team All-Star recognition in 2010, was team captain for the 2010-11 season and was named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team and CPIA Academic Honor Roll all four years. Her success in the classroom granted her being named the Outstanding Senior Scholar Athlete Award in 2012.
She held various leadership roles while being a student at UConn including being a Student Representative from the United States for the International Institute of Political and Economic Studies between July – Aug, 2011 in Crete, Greece. She worked with 99 other students from areas in Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East on global political issues and engaged in a conflict resolution simulation during the gathering. She also worked as a camp counselor at the UConn Softball Camp from June 2009 up through this year. During the camp she worked as a team leader for 10-14 girls and taught them the basic skills of softball.
Vaughan graduated from UConn with a bachelor’s of liberal arts degree with a first major in political science and a secondary major in American studies. She currently resides in Somerset, Mass.