Passion is defined as "a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something". When Bridgewater State's Brittany Cullinane talks about her DIII experience, it was one that helped her realize what her passions really are.
The senior from Lunenburg, MA is in her final season on the field hockey and softball team for the Bears. She will be graduating in May with a bachelors degree in accounting while also receiving a minor in management. After graduation, Cullinane hopes to combine her dual passion of athletics and accounting in her future career. Her dream job would be to work in a college athletic department doing their budget and finances.
An overnight trip to Bridgewater State with their field hockey team made it an easy decision for Cullinane to attend the university. She felt that the balance that DIII provided was exactly what she was looking for in her academic and athletic experience.
Outside of her academic and athletic schedule, Cullinane is a member of the Bridgewater State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). During her time with SAAC, she participated in the Bears Play Day which gave fellow Bears student-athletes a chance to come together for a day of fun games to familiarize different sport student-athletes with each other.
As part of her school work, she had an accounting internship with Excel Modular Scaffolding and this semester she is working at Stonehill Athletics with a second internship.
In field hockey, Cullinane is leading the MASCAC schools in goals scored (20), total points (43), shots (108) and game-winning goals (8) so far this season. As an affiliate member of the Little East in the sport, Cullinane was named to the 2015 LEC Third Team All-Conference squad and has helped the team to a 2016 Tournament berth.
While her time at Bridgewater State may have helped Cullinane find her passion and future career objectives, it is the tight-knit community that she became a member of that will stick with her even after graduation.