Softball's Rumley, Hicks Earn All-Ivy Honors
PRINCETON, N.J. - Dartmouth softball players Kat Hicks (Templeton, Calif.) and Kristen Rumley (Katy, Texas) earned All-Ivy League honors it was announced by the conference office on Thursday (May 17). Both players were honorable mention selections.
Senior first baseman, Hicks earns her first All-Ivy selection after batting .263 (31-118) on the season. She tallied 31 hits with 13 runs and 15 RBI. She also belted 12 doubles this season, which moved her into second place on Dartmouth's single-season doubles list. Hicks saw action in 38 games with 37 starts and was awarded Dartmouth softball's Big Green award for being the player that most epitomizes Dartmouth softball both on and off the field.
Left-handed pitcher Rumley picks up another award for her outstanding effort during her rookie campaign. Rumley was Dartmouth's top pitcher throughout the season sporting a 2.53 ERA and a 6-11 record in 22 appearances. The rookie also gathered 151 strikeouts on the season, placing her in second place on Dartmouth's single-season list and making her the first Big Green pitcher to throw over 100 strikeouts since the 2003 season. Rumley also approached the single-game record for strikeouts, twice fanning 12 batters, one shy of the single-game record. 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.
She also showcased her skills at the plate as Dartmouth's top hitter. Rumley hit .355 with 22 hits and four runs. She added four doubles, a triple and six RBI. For her all-around effort this season, Rumley was named to the College Sports Madness All-Ivy League Second Team and was awarded Dartmouth's MVP Award. Additionally, Rumley earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors on March 28 and was twice Dartmouth's Student-Athlete of the Week.
The Big Green concluded the season with a 14-25 record, 7-13 Ivy League record. Dartmouth earned wins over Harvard for the first time since 2009 and also defeated Stetson and North Texas in non-conference action.
The full All-Ivy League selections can be viewed HERE.