#39 Defender

Melissa Hawkins

Raritan, New Jersey

Playing for Special Olympics USA National Team (opens in new tab)

Personal: Hawkins has one older brother and is the daughter of Karen and the late Mark Hawkins. Her father played baseball at Elon University. She earned her bachelor's degree in Special Education: Low Incidence, Severe and Profound Disabilities and completed her Master's degree in Special Education: Low Incidence Visual Disabilities, both from Vanderbilt. Hawkins will be working as a preschool teacher at The Tennessee School for the Blind, where she will teach students who are blind or visually impaired with severe and profound disabilities. In her free time, she enjoys baking, fitness, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.

Height 5' 3"
Hometown Raritan, New Jersey
Pronouns She/Her

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