13 - Kristine Bunker
Kristine Bunker
Height: 6-1
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Falmouth, Mass.
High School: Falmouth
Position: MH
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Team: Massachusetts Patriots Volleyball

2012: Played in 124 sets...264 kills...0.353 hitting percentage...87 blocks...29 aces...ranked second on the team in kills and blocks...was third in the NEWMAC in hitting percentage, fourth in blocks, and seventh in blocks per set (0.70)...tied the MIT record for blocks in a four-set match with nine vs. Babson (10/31)...posted a season-high 16 kills against Springfield in the semifinals of the NEWMAC Tournament (11/3)...tallied 13 kills versus Brandeis (9/22), Williams (10/19), and Mount Holyoke (10/27)...earned four aces against Tufts (9/22), followed by three versus Plymouth State (9/28) and Bridgewater (10/12)...currently ranks eighth all-time at MIT in career blocks with 281)...Regis Pride Invitational all-tournament team...Johnson & Wales Fall Classic all-tournament team...NEWMAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player...NEWMAC first team all-conference...NEWMAC academic all-conference...CoSIDA academic all-district.

2011: Played in 104 sets...132 kills...93 blocks...13 aces...led the team in blocks and was fifth in kills...ranked fourth in the NEWMAC in blocks...posted 11 kills versus Tufts (9/24)...earned five aces against Newbury (9/23)...amassed nine blocks versus Babson (10/4)...NEWMAC academic all-conference team...CoSIDA academic all-district.

2010: Played in 86 sets...100 kills...0.318 hitting percentage...101 blocks...29 aces...led team in blocks and was sixth in kills...ranked 20th in the country in blocks per set and was the NEWMAC leader...broke MIT record for blocks in a three-set match and tied MIT record for blocks in a match (12 vs. Lebanon Valley College)...blocking total from that match was the highest for the Engineers during the season...seven aces against Emmanuel (9/11) led the team for the year...registered a season-high nine kills against Montclair State (10/2), Babson (10/5), UMass Boston (10/16), and Brandeis (10/23)...MIT Most Improved Player.

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in science, technology, and society...member of the MIT track and field team...completed an internship at Woods Hole in Falmouth, Mass. where she processed and analyzed data, developed data collecting platforms, and worked with the platforms in the field...studied in the MIT IDC Lab working with research in the Future of Manufacturing...MIT Club of Cape Cod Scholarship (2011)...General Electric Women's Network Scholarship (2012)...American Business Women's Society Scholarship (2012)...Henry Smythe Scholarship (2012)...publicity chair for the MIT American Society of Mechanical Engineers...special events chair for J-Entry MacGregor House...MIT Soup Kitchen coordinator (summer 2012)...MIT Triathlon Club...Society of Women Engineers...National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Why I Chose MIT: I knew that MIT had the best opportunities for me academically as well as athletically making it one of top choices, but I didn't know that MIT was the place for me until I stayed overnight. I went to a few classes and spent some time with the athletes and I knew after that weekend that MIT was without a doubt where I wanted to spend the next four years. Everything fit perfectly into what I had hoped for college.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Falmouth High School...three-time all-star...captain junior and senior seasons...Boston Globe all-scholastic...Boston Herald all-scholastic...Most Outstanding Player...national coaches association all-state team...also participated in track and field...indoor track and field all-star two-times and captain senior year...four-time outdoor track and field all-star and captain senior year...Most Respected Opponent (2009)...AP Scholar...Ted McGuire Scholarship...Falmouth Rotary Club Leadership Award...WPI Meet Scholarship...Math Olympiad finalist...Dr. Mary Sears Scholarship.

Club: Cape Cod Juniors (one year), Massachusetts Patriots (two years).