NORFOLK, Va. – Hanna Hull of the Virginia Wesleyan University softball team will be honored by the Norfolk Sports Club at their 74th annual Jamboree on Tuesday Aug. 13 at the Downtown Norfolk Mariott Hotel. Hull has been named the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial Award winner denoting her as the Most Outstanding College Athlete who formerly attended a Virginia high school. Past winners of this honor include Mia Hamm, Alonzo Mounrning, David Robinson, Tremaine Edmunds, Tajh Boyd and Dre Bly.
The rising senior played her high school ball at Clover Hill High School located in Midlothian, Va. In 2016 she then arrived on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan where she made an immediate impact for the Marlins.
In her freshman campaign, the lefty hurler spearheaded a run that found the squad claiming the title of NCAA Division III National Champion. She then aided in the team's second National Title in the following season. Individually, she has been crowned the National Player of the Year twice, the National Freshman of the Year in 2017, a First Team All-American all three seasons as well as a plethora of other awards at the conference, regional and national level.
Her numbers speak for themselves as she has led the country in strikeouts each of the past two years and is one of just 24 Division III players to ever reach the 1,000 career strikeout mark. Her win total has also been impressive as she tied the Division III record for wins in a season with 40 in 2018 and is ranked 18th in total victories (101) with a season still to spare.
Joining Hull at the Jamboree will be keynote speaker David Wright, a Norfolk, Va. native who played for the New York Mets from 2004-14.