NORTON, Mass. – Former Wheaton College standout two-sport student-athlete Kristen Hunt '11 (Milford, Conn./Jonathan Law) has been named the head softball coach at Rutgers-Newark.
Hunt takes over a program that produced 18 wins in 2014, which included a stretch run of nine victories over their last 12 contests. The Scarlet Raiders play in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) along with schools such as Kean University, Ramapo College, and Rowan University among others.
Hunt, who graduated from Wheaton in 2011 with a bachelor's in psychology with a minor in sociology, played volleyball and softball during her time in Norton, Mass. On the softball diamond, Hunt produced a .299/.361/.477 career slash line in 153 games played (152 starts) alongside 129 hits, 85 runs, 20 doubles, six triples, 15 home runs, 72 RBI, 38 walks and 19 stolen bases. Hunt currently ranks tied for seventh all-time in home runs in program history and fourth in assists with 289 as a third baseman.
In 2011, Hunt earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-New England Region third team accolades and New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference second team honors for putting together a stellar senior campaign that featured a .336/.365/.582 slash to go with 25 runs, 37 hits, eight doubles, two triples, five home runs, and 30 RBI.
Prior to landing the Rutgers-Newark head coaching position, Hunt previously coached at Division II University of Bridgeport and Division I Central Connecticut State University.