Colorado College women’s cross country runner Elliot Singer ’25 and volleyball player Georgia Mullins ’22 joined an exclusive club of Tiger student-athletes to earn All-America honors for their exemplary athletic performances last Fall. Photos by Charlie Lengal.
Singer, a first-year from San Francisco, California, achieved All-America status by placing 29th at the 2021 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. She finished the race in a personal-best 6K time of 21:39.2, the fourth-fastest in program history.
Singer was the third-fastest first-year student in the meet and the first All-America honoree from CC since Leah Wessler ’17 and Katie Lee Sandfort ’17 both earned the honor in 2016. Singer also is the first student in Colorado College cross country history to earn All-America status as a first-year.
Sparked by Singer’s strong individual result, the team finished 27th at the national meet.
“The team stepped up and performed extremely well on the national stage,” Head Coach Alex Nichols ’08 says. “Elliot delivered a huge performance to cap off an incredible season. We’re really happy to have out-performed our national ranking and will use this as a valuable learning experience for the coming years. This is a young team that has a very bright future ahead.”
Mullins, meanwhile, became the ninth Colorado College volleyball player to earn first-team All-America honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
She joins Elissa Breitbard ’88 (1987), Amy Smith Hall ’88 (1987), Cathy Alison Costello ’90 (1987, 1988, 1989), Sara Boyles Bibler ’03 (2001), Lizzy Dianne Counts ’20 (2017), Emily Perkins Oates ’11 (2009, ’10), Abbe Sullivan Holtze ’17 (2013, ’15) and Courtney Birkett ’16 (2015) as first-team All-America selections from the school.
A native of Olathe, Kansas, Mullins solidified her status as one of the most dominant players in the 43-year history of CC volleyball with a pair of outstanding performances during the 2021 NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship.
During the four-set victory over No. 16 Ohio Northern University in the first round, Mullins put down a match-high 20 kills to become just the 11th player in program history to record 1,000 or more in her career. With the last of her match-high 17 kills against No. 4 Wartburg College, Mullins became only the third Tiger to produce 500 or more in a single season. She joined Katharine Hauschka ’04, who set the school record of 537 in 2004, and Holtze, who recorded 522 in 2014, on the exclusive list.
The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference co-player of the year and first-team all-conference selection ranked 11th in Division III at 4.88 points per set, 29th averaging 3.97 kills, and 46th with a .346 hitting percentage. Mullins helped lead Colorado College to a 30-6 record and the program’s 23rd-consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
“I’m honored to have coached Georgia last Fall,” says Head Volleyball Coach Sharon Dingman. “Our entire team appreciates what she helped us accomplish this season.”