When Tracy Griffith arrived at Dowling in the fall of 1993 from New Jersey, no one could have guessed that she would eventually become one of the best all-around athletes in Dowling College history. To compete at the collegiate level in one sport takes an enormous amount of talent, dedication, and desire. To experience success in three sports is almost unheard of. From 1993 to 1997, Tracy played softball and basketball, but became a three-sport athlete after joining the women’s tennis team her sophomore year. Despite having s demanding athletic schedule, Tracy found time to excel in the classroom. Tracy carried a 3.47 grade-point average and never had a season off from athletics. The Elementary Education and Psychology major was a member of the Spanish Honor Society, made the Dean’s List, and received the LIMBA Scholarship in 1995.
On the softball field, Tracy accumulated an impressive .483 batting average and smacked 229 hits over four seasons. The speedy outfielder stole 83 bases and struck out only 35 times in 475 at-bats. Griffith picked up three First Team All-NYCAC Awards, one Second Team All-NYCAC Award, two First Team ECAC Division II All-Star Awards, and was ranked fifth in the entire nation in batting average during her softball career at Dowling. As a three-year member of the tennis team, Griffith appeared in the NYCAC finals every season in both doubles and singles play. In 1997, Tracy enjoyed her most successful year as she won the NYCAC Fourth Singles Championship and appeared in the final round of doubles play at the NYCAC Tournament. Last but not least, Tracy was the floor-general of the women’s basketball team for four seasons. As a point guard, she averaged 11 points and 4 rebounds during her career. As she entered her senior year, Tracy had appeared in 79 straight games and totaled 899 points. She went on the break the 1,000-point mark with 243 points scored in her final season and ended her fine career with 1,142 points in 107 games.
After graduating in 1998, Tracy began teaching at Idle Hour Elementary School and now resides in Oakdale, NY. She is currently completing her Masters Degree in Literacy Education at Dowling.
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