Kim Sears '00
Kim Sears '00
Induction Year: 2013
Class: Charter
Sport (s): Field Hockey, Softball

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A two-sport all-region student-athlete (field hockey and softball) at Wheaton, Sears compiled a bevy of awards including three National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America honors (1997–99), four NFCA All-New England accolades and three ECAC New England All-Star selections in softball (1997–99). Sears was also named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-New England squad in 1999 to go along with four all-conference selections between the two sports. Academically, Sears is a two-time NFCA Scholar Award recipient and also received GTE Academic College Division All-District I accolades for softball in 1999. Sears’ merits on the diamond alone are more than worthy of Hall of Fame consideration, as she is still tied for the NCAA Division III record in doubles in a season with 69 total, in addition to being the statistical champion in doubles, doubles per game and total bases in 1998 and home runs, home runs per game and runs batted in (RBI) in 2000. Her 415 assists still ranks third all-time in NCAA Division III history. In the circle, Sears collected 105 wins over 871.2 innings pitched, a 1.86 earned run average (ERA) and tossed 115 complete games. Sears ranks third in NCAA Division III history in complete games, fifth in innings pitched and seventh in wins. As a member of the field hockey team, Sears ranks tenth all-time in points (53), goals (21) and assists (11).