Jen Mueller | Head Coach | Softball | Ripon College

Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?

Our program looks for student-athletes who demonstrate the characteristics of leadership, self-confidence, self determination, of course their softball ability, dedication, hard work ethic, unselfishness, no drama, academically dedicated and motivated, intrinsically and extrinsically motivated.


Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?

We had a junior this past year that did not play much her first two years. We switched her to slapping her sophomore year because of her speed. She is one of the most hardworking and athletic individuals on our team. However, she came from a small high school and her softball skills were not up to par when she came in as a freshman. She is in the gym everyday working out and working on her softball skills. She went from being a sub her first two years on the team to starting every single game for us last year at shortstop because of her hard work and dedication. She also leads the team academically with the highest GPA on the team with a major in Biology, made academic all-conference, and is one of our A+ athletes that our athletic department features.