HANOVER, N.H. - The Dartmouth softball team closed out the 2012 season with its annual banquet on Tuesday (May 15). Head coach Rachel Hanson and the Big Green team celebrated the 2012 season and handed out several individual awards.
Most Valuable Player:
Presented annually to that member of the Dartmouth Softball team who, by vote of the softball coaching staff, has made the most significant contribution to the success of the team.
Freshman lefty Kristen Rumley (Katy, Texas) took home the 2012 Most Valuable Player Award. Rumley had an outstanding campaign both in the circle and at the plate. Dartmouth's top pitcher with a 2.53 ERA, Rumley gathered 151 strikeouts on the season, which ranks No. 2 on the Big Green single-season list and she twice had 12 strikeouts in a game, one shy of the single-game record. She also was Dartmouth's top hitter batting .355 with 22 hits and four runs. She also had four doubles, a triple and six RBIs. Nationally, she spent some time ranked in the top 10 with her 9.1 strikeouts per seven innings ranking her No. 10 while her 0.97 walks per game ranked her No. 12.
Tough As Nails Award:
Presented annually to the "tough as nails" player of the Dartmouth Softball team who, by the vote of the coaching staff, best exemplified a competitive spirit and maintained a high level of focus, effort and intensity in all aspects of their conduct throughout the course of the season.
Junior tri-captain Hillary Hubert (Grant Park, Ill.) earned the Tough as Nails Award. The second baseman played in 31 games with 30 starts. She averaged .225 with 20 hits and nine runs with four RBIs. She was also a perfect 3-of-3 on stolen bases. A staple in the starting lineup, Hubert only missed games this season due to a broken nose suffered in batting practice before the Albany game.
Big Green Award:
Presented annually to the outstanding player of the Dartmouth Softball team who, by the vote of the softball coaching staff, has exemplified and maintained the high degree of sportsmanship, character, spirit and values of Big Green Softball.
Senior Kat Hicks (Templeton, Calif.) earned the Big Green's top award this season. Hicks' was a stalwart for the Big Green at first base, starting 37-of-38 games for the Big Green. Hicks hit .263 for the season with 31 hits and 13 runs. She led the team in doubles with 12, which moved her into second place on Dartmouth's single-season list. She also had 15 RBI, second most among Dartmouth players.
Dartmouth concluded the 2012 season with a 14-25 record with two wins over Harvard as well as non-conference wins over Stetson and North Texas.