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

2011: Played 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 first team academic all-district.

2010: Played 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 material science engineering...member of the 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.

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...scholarship from the MIT Club of Cape Cod.

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

Personal: Daughter of Thomas and Beatrice Bunker.