“Abbey was an outstanding student in our human factors program and a great representative of our university on the golf course and in the community. It’s heartbreaking to see a young life cut short,” says John Phillips, director of athletics at the Daytona Beach Campus.
Trinca came to Embry-Riddle in 2013, after graduating from the Maribyrnong Sports Academy in Melbourne, Australia. She was an accomplished four-year letter winner for the Eagle’s women’s golf team, a conference assistant for Embry-Riddle Residence Life, and was a part of Embry-Riddle Athletics’ game operations/facilities and weight room staff. Prior to coming to Embry-Riddle, Trinca won the Victorian School Sports Award for golf in 2012.
“At age 17, Abbey came across the world from Australia to pursue her dream of academics and golf,” says Embry-Riddle’s Head Women’s Golf Coach Maria Lopez. “She worked three jobs and competed as a collegiate athlete, all while being a Dean’s List student. She was sweet and a kind spirit that will be missed and treasured.”