Molly Botts
Molly Botts
Year: SO
Hometown: Cranston, R.I.
High School: Cranston East
Events: Throws
Major: Textile, Fashion, Merchandising & Design

Personal Bests

  • Indoor
    • Weight Throw: 16.93 (2018-19 at URI Coaches Tribute)
  • Outdoor
    • Discus: 32.36m (2018-19 at Bryant Black & Gold Invitational)
    • Hammer: 52.25m (2017-18 at Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational)

Career Honors & Awards

  • Atlantic 10 Indoor Field Performer of the Week (Feb. 12, 2019)
  • Atlantic 10 Indoor Field Performer of the Week (Dec. 4, 2018)
  • Atlantic 10 Outdoor All-Rookie Team (Hammer Throw)
  • Atlantic 10 Outdoor Rookie of the Week (May 1, 2018)
  • Atlantic 10 Indoor All-Rookie Team (Weight Throw)

2018-19

  • Outdoor:
    • Finished 10th in the hammer (48.85m) and 20th in the discus (31.64m) at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge.
    • Finished 18th in the discus (32.36m) at the Bryant Black & Gold Invitational.
  • Indoor:
    • Won the weight throw (16.38m) at the Brown Alden Invitational.
    • Finished fourth in the weight throw (16.09m) at the Beantown Challenge.
    • Finished 13th in the weight throw (15.05m) at the New England Championship.
    • Won the weight throw (16.93m) at the URI Coaches Tribute.
    • Finished fifth in the weight throw (15.54m) at the Atlantic 10 Championship.
    • Finished 24th in the weight throw (15.72m) at the ECAC Championship.

2017-18

  • Outdoor:
    • Placed third in the hammer throw (169' 9") at the Holy Cross Invitational.
    • Finished seventh in the hammer throw (164' 0") at the UConn Northeast Challenge.
    • Finished fifth in the hammer throw (159' 0") at the Ocean State Invitational. 
    • Finished second in the hammer throw (164' 2") at the Minutemen Invitational.
    • Finished eighth in the hammer throw (144' 3") at the Black & Gold Invitational.
  • Indoor:
    • Finished 19th in the weight throw (46' 10") at the John Thomas Terrier Classic.
    • Finishd seventh in the weight throw (51' 10") at the Sorlien Memorial Invitational.
    • Finished fifth in the weight throw (52' 1") at the Beantown Challenge.
    • Placed secnd in the weight throw (54' 10") at the Brown University Alden Invitational..

Before URI

  • Attended Cranston High School East.
  • Member of the indoor track and outdoor track teams. 
  • Captained both teams as a senior.
  • All-Division and All-Class in both the hammer throw and weight throw.
  • Holds school records in hammer throw and weight throw.
  • Member of the Cranston High School East Marching Band, played the xylophone.
  • 2017 Rhode Island Honors Society member.

Personal

  • Daughter of Donald and Christine.
  • Has two siblings, Connor and Anna.
  • Chose URI because of its proximity to home and the team atmosphere.
  • Chose Rhody after considering UNH.
  • Enjoys art, music, and fashion in her spare time.
  • Favorite athlete is Gwen Berry.
  • Favorite team is the New England Patriots.
  • Majoring in Textile, Fashion, Merchandising & Design.