Matthew Mainuli, a senior editor for the Trinity Tripod; station manager for WRTC, Trinity’s radio station; and an English and French double major, has been selected to represent the College as a Jim Murray Scholarship
winner. Mainuli was selected as one of five college students nationally to win a $5,000 Jim Murray Scholarship for a work entitled “The Trade,” a comedic essay about his uncle Joe’s love/hate relationship and witty outlook on sports, specifically the New York Yankees.
Murray graduated from Trinity in 1943 and was named “America’s Best Sportswriter” 14 times by the National Association of Sportscasters & Sportswriters. Murray, a longtime sportswriter for The Los Angeles Times, died in August 1998. Along the way, he won a Pulitzer Prize; was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York; wrote for Time magazine; founded and wrote for Sports Illustrated; and authored four books. To date, students at colleges and universities across the country have collectively received approximately $400,000 in financial aid as a result of the competition held in Murray’s honor.
Mainuli, who is from Glastonbury, Connecticut, played sports growing up, including baseball, track and field, and cross country. At Trinity, he is a member of The Fred, involved at The Mill, sings with the Chapel Singers, and has been both the editor in chief and senior editor of the Tripod.