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Molly Coldren


Central Michigan

Elementary Education


Coldren is currently a 3.52 GPA student who is working toward her Elementary Education degree by majoring in Language Arts with a Planned Program minor. She is expected to graduate in the fall of 2012 following her completion of student teaching during the fall 2012 semester. She is currently a member of the Student Michigan Education Association (SMEA), and has been on the Dean’s list all four years. She was named the State Farm Scholar-Athlete for the Week twice. In 2011 she was named to the Capital One Academic All-District IV third team and was on the Academic All-MAC team.


Coldren is the team representative on the leadership council. She has assisted the assistant coach in planning veterans packages that the team puts together. She has also assisted in the planning of senior citizens Valentine’s Day care packages, a yearly can drive and the homecoming 5K.This year, for the first time, she is also taking part in a cancer walk in Detroit. “She is a lead by example player who her teammates look up to on and off the field,” said head coach Margo Jonker.


Along with the events that she is helping to plan for the CMU team, in her free time she goes back to her high school and assists in coaching girls basketball, volleyball and softball. She also helps out the local teachers in the classroom. As a member of the Central Michigan softball team she volunteers for Coach Margo Jonker in helping out at team and individual camps and clinics. She also volunteers in the soup kitchen back home.


Coldren finished her junior year by starting all but one game at shortstop. She broke the single-season home run record with 14, which she set her sophomore season with 11. She finished with a .409 batting average, the second-best single-season mark in program history. She was named first-team All-MAC and earned MAC Tournament honors. She tied the single-game home run record with two while having 12 multi-RBI games and hitting three grand slams. She was named MAC Player of the Week three times and led the team in batting average, runs, hits, home runs, total bases, slugging percentage, walks, and on-base percentage. During her sophomore season she started all 46 games for CMU at shortstop batting .301. She again earned MAC Player of the Week honors once and finished the year with 12 multi-hit games. For her freshman season she was named to the MAC All-Freshman team and appeared in all but two games as a Chippewa.