15 Rachel Hunt
15 Rachel Hunt
Height: 6-0
Year: So.
Hometown: Arlington Heights, Ill.
High School: Prospect
Position: RH
Major: Biological Engineering
Team: Sky High Volleyball Club

2011: Played 83 sets...134 kills...31 blocks...ranked fourth on the team in kills and fifth in blocks...posted 11 kills at Coast Guard (10/29)...recorded three blocks versus CCNY (9/30) and Smith (10/11).

2010: Played 36 sets...45 kills...eight blocks...totaled a season-high seven kills and three aces against Montclair State (10/2)...posted three blocks at Gordon (9/4)...notched three digs versus North Park (9/24), Vassar (9/25), and Montclair State (10/2).

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in biological engineering with a minor in brain and cognitive sciences...interned for Hallmark Data Systems where she tested and helped develop website...starter on the basketball team...director of philanthropy and community service for Alpha Phi...SAAC Publicity Committee Chair.

Why I Chose MIT: I chose MIT because of the amazing opportunities this institute presents. I have the potential to pursue my athletic passion on the court while receiving an outstanding education in the classroom. The network of individuals involved in the various programs on campus is truly incredible. MIT provides the perfect environment to experience all that college has to offer while preparing oneself for success in the future. I found everything that I was looking for at MIT, and I am pleased with my decision to be a student athlete at such a world-class school.

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

Club: Sky High Volleyball Club (two years).

Personal: Daughter of Jeff and Peggy Hunt.