« Volleyball 2011

Alex Hunt

School

Michigan

Position
Outside Hitter
Major
Communication Studies and Sociology
K
199
Pct
.236
SA
30
BS
4
BA
26
D
100

Classroom

Hunt was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2010, carrying a 3.29 GPA while majoring in Communication Studies and Sociology. She is also a member of the Order of Angell Senior Honors Society.

Character

Hunt is a two-time captain of the Michigan volleyball team and is an active member of the Michigan Leadership Academy, where student-athletes learn different leadership techniques and improve mental attitude. Hunt was also a member of “Leaders for Life,” learning additional leadership skills from University of Michigan coaches, deans and directors. She suffered an ankle injury at the end of the 2010 season and has worked all spring to get back on the court and in top shape. During her time off the court due to the injury, she helped the younger members of the team develop during spring practice.

Community

Hunt is active in numerous community activities, helping the Wolverines win the Rachael Townsend Community Service Award, given to the University of Michigan varsity team that is most active in the community. She was the treasurer of the Michigan Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) during the 2010-11 academic year, helping raise money for charity with “Mock Rock.” She will serve as vice president of SAAC for the 2011-12 year. She has been a member of the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Club of Washtenaw County since July 2010, mentoring and developing friendships with children from different backgrounds. Since 2008, she has taken regular trips to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital to visit and engage with sick children. Hunt also serves as an assistant volleyball coach for the A2 Volleyball Club, helping instruct players of all different ages.

Competition

Hunt ranks sixth on the all-time kills list at Michigan, registering 1,211 in her three seasons. In 2010, she led the Wolverines in kills with 503 – the sixth-best single season total in Michigan volleyball history. Hunt was an AVCA All-America third team selection and All-Big Ten honoree in 2010 after leading the Big Ten in kills (4.41) and points (5.04) per set. She recorded at least 20 kills in 11 contests and had nine double-doubles (kills-digs) while helping U-M to a fourth-place finish in the Big Ten and its fifth straight NCAA bid.