Hana Robbins, a graduate of Sweetwater High School, has committed to continue her education and collegiate softball career at Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn.
Robbins was a four-time all-district and all-country performer at Sweetwater. She also earned all-academic honors each year in high school culminating as Salutatorian her senior year. As a sophomore in 2016, Hana was the squad's offensive player of the year. This talented middle infielder displayed her glove as a junior earning team defensive player of the year honors before being named the squad's most valuable player following her senior campaign. Sweetwater claimed the 2017 district title and qualified for a pair of state appearances during Robbins' tenure.
"Hana is someone I recruited for a long time because I know she still has a lot of potential," stated Maryville College Head Softball Coach Leah Kelley. "She works extremely hard and comes from a family of athletes. I expect a lot of great things from Hana in her first year here at Maryville and every year after that."
Robbins joins a program that has flourished the past three seasons under the direction of Head Coach Leah Kelley. Kelley directed the Scots toward a 2018 USA South Regular Season and Tournament Championship before earning the program's third bid to the NCAA regionals following a school record 31 wins. In four seasons at the helm, Kelley has a 92-75 career record while going 44-34 within USA South Athletic Conference action.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2018 semester was 1,181.