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Cynthia Patchen Mullinix

Class of 1978

Cynthia was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993. Her citation is below:

Cindi, or “Patch,” as she was affectionately known by her friends, teammates, and co-workers, was a throwback to the time at Washington College when an excellent athlete competed in any and all sports, whether intramural or intercollegiate. Her obvious enthusiasm for competing, coupled with her affable personality, affected all those with played with her, and later, for her.

When the women’s intercollegiate program was in its infancy at Washington College, the truly gifted athlete was rare, but Cindi was one of those gems. Initially, she found outlets for her competitive drive with cheerleading as well as all of the intramural offerings, from tennis to touch football. She served on the WAA Board throughout her college years.

However, she was in her element on the volleyball court. Among the group that pushed for intercollegiate recognition for the game, she co-captained the team from its club status during her sophomore year until she graduated. During her senior year she led the team to a 33-10 won/loss record, the Maryland State Small College Championship, and a second place in the Middle Atlantic Conference. She garnered many all-tournament accolades, and, for good measure, was voted Homecoming Queen at WC in her senior year.

Softball became a club sport in her junior year, and she played third or shortstop for two years.

Following graduation, she stayed on at the College for two years, serving as the first assistant to the Women’s Athletic Director. She also took on other responsibilities, as cheerleading advisor, head softball coach, and assistant volleyball coach.

Married to George C. Mullinix, Class of 1978, she is now a wife and mother.

Washington College considers it an honor to induct Cynthia Ann Patchen Mullinix into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this date of Saturday, October 2, 1993.