PRINCETON, N.J. – Dartmouth softball keeps racking up the weekly Ivy League honors as senior captain Hillary Hubert (Grant Park, Ill.) and Kristen Rumley (Katy, Texas) picked up Player and co-Pitcher of the Week honors.
Hubert earns Ivy League honors for the first time this season while Rumley takes home honors for the fourth time. Rumley shares this week’s Pitcher of the Week honor with Penn’s Alexis Borden.
Hubert earned Ivy Player of the Week honors after an outstanding weekend at the plate against Yale. The second baseman hit .583 (7-of-12) with seven RBI and 14 total bases. Hubert opened the weekend with two home runs, her first career game with multiple home runs, and the first for a Big Green player since 2009. She tallied a hit in each game of the series and scored six runs over the weekend. Her slugging percentage of 1.167 and on base percentage of .625 were tops for the Big Green.
Currently on a five-game hitting streak, Hubert is leading the Big Green in batting average at .397 (52-131) and on base percentage at .441. Hubert also made some history and with her seven hits, set a new single-season record for hits with 52, besting the previous record of 51 set back in 1999 and 2000 by Sarah Damon. For her efforts Hubert also earned College Sports Madness Ivy League Player of the Week honors.
Rumley picked up her third Ivy League Pitcher of the Week honor and second consecutive after sporting another perfect weekend. The southpaw went 3-0 against the Bulldogs and pitched two shutouts. In her 19.1 innings pitched she scattered 13 hits and fanned 16 batters. She earned her 20th victory of the season, becoming just the second player in program history to win at least 20 games in a season and the first since Christine Quattrocchi, who holds the record with 22 wins during the 2000 season. Rumley also eclipsed the 300-career strikeouts mark over the weekend and becomes just the second in program history to achieve the milestone.
The sophomore’s 152 strikeouts this season place her second on the Big Green’s single-season list and gives her two of the top three single-season strikeout performances. Rumley has been nothing short of impressive in the circle this season and has only allowed seven earned runs in the last eight games and has pitched six shutouts this season. She is leading the Ivy League in ERA at 1.60 and her 152 strikeouts are also tops in the Ivy League. Nationally, she ranks among the best as well. She is 11th in walks per seven innings with 1.04 and checks in at 22 in victories (2) and 24th in shutouts (6).
The Big Green will look to clinch the North Division title this weekend with a four-game, home-and-home series with Harvard. The Crimson will make the trip to Hanover on Saturday (April 27) and Dartmouth will head to Cambridge on Sunday (April 28). The Big Green will honor the 2013 Senior Class on Saturday. First pitch for both days will be at 2 p.m.