35 - Rachel Hunt
Rachel Hunt
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Arlington Heights, Ill.
High School: Prospect
Position: F
Major: Biological Engineering

2013-14: Played in 26 games, started 14...6.5 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game, 56 blocks...ranked third in the NEWMAC in blocks...led the team in blocks and was third in rebounds (129)...posted 19 points and six rebounds against Wheaton (2/12)...totaled 13 rebounds, seven points, and four blocks at Clark (1/11)...recorded 11 points, eight rebounds, three blocks, and three steals at Wheaton in the NEWMAC tournament quarterfinals (2/26)...generated five blocks versus Wellesley (1/4 and 2/6) and Babson (2/19)...graduates ranked second at MIT in career blocks with 189.

2012-13: Played in 14 games, started six...52 rebounds, 30 blocks, 11 assists, and five steals...ranked sixth in the NEWMAC in blocks...scored a season-high seven points against Babson (1/10)...generated seven rebounds, six points, six blocks, and three steals versus Wellesley (1/23)...dished out three assists against Coast Guard (12/4) and Gordon (12/29).

2011-12: Played in and started 15 games before season-ending injury...8.7 points per game, 6.1 rebounds per game, 30 blocks, 26 assists, 20 steals...led the team in blocks and was fourth in rebounds...scored 16 points at Smith (1/4)...had 11 rebounds and 11 points, including a 9-of-10 performance from the free throw line, versus Albany College (11/20)...posted seven blocks against WPI (12/3)...tallied eight assists and five steals versus Wellesley (11/30).

2010-11: Played in 24 games, started 17...7.9 points per game, 5.8 rebounds per game, 73 blocks, 36 assists, 22 steals...ranked 19th in the country in blocks per game...was second in the NEWMAC in the same category...led the team in blocks, ranked second in scoring and rebounds, third in assists, and fifth in steals...scored 14 points versus Smith (2/19)...grabbed 14 rebounds against Wheaton (1/13)...totaled seven blocks versus Wellesley (12/10) and Smith (2/19)...had four steals at Mount Holyoke (1/15)...dished out four assists at Wellesley (2/5).

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in biological engineering with a minor in brain and cognitive sciences...analytical development intern at Biogen Idec developing kinetics and quantitation assays using the Octet platform...cellular therapies research and development intern at Baxter Healthcare studying the characteristics of CD34+ cell populations through assay design and development...was a website project intern at Hallmark Data Systems where she tested and developed websites...undergraduate research assistant in the Clark K. Colton Laboratory contributing to the "Engineering Improved Beta Cell Replacements" project studying how human embryonic stem cells respond to different oxygen levels in the environment based on their resulting differentiation to ultimately make insulin-producing beta cells for the treatment of diabetes patients...also a member of the MIT women's volleyball team... vice-president of risk management for Alpha Phi sorority...previously served as the Alpha Phi served as the philanthropy and community service chair...panhellenic delegate for Alpha Phi...athletics promotion chair for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee...also served as the SAAC publicity chair...associate advisor...Relay for Life team captain for Alpha Phi.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Prospect High School...captain...MSL all-conference...Daily Herald all-area...three-time all-tournament team selection...also played basketball...MSL all-conference...Daily Herald all-area...National Merit Commended Student...United States Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award...AP Scholar...Illinois State Scholar...National Honor Society...Talent Development Program...High Honor Roll member for all eight semesters.