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Kristin Hallam

School

Hofstra University

Position
SS
Major
UG: Exercise Science / G: Sports Science

Classroom

A star in the classroom, Hallam completed her undergraduate career summa cum laude, majoring in exercise science with a cumulative GPA of 3.91. Her graduate school studies are off to a spectacular start as well, as she earned a 4.0 GPA during the Fall 2020 semester.

Hallam was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team two years in a row and earned CoSIDA Academic All-America second team distinction in 2020. She has been named to the Dean’s List or Provost’s list in every academic semester.

In addition, she has been named to the CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll and a Hofstra Athletic Director Scholar in each semester.

Finally, Hallam was named an Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete in each semester the award has been given out.

Character

In addition to her accomplishments in the classroom, community, and on the field, Hallam demonstrates some of the strongest leadership traits that you will see of any student-athlete. She was the recipient of the 2019-20 CAA Leadership and Sport Excellence Award, given to a student-athlete who represents the highest standards of teamwork, integrity, leadership, and sportsmanship. A team captain, Hallam served as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President in 2019-20 after serving as secretary in 2018-29 and a representative in 2017-18. In addition, she participated in the CAA SAAC Leadership Summit in 2018.

On the field, Hallam exudes confidence and always does the right thing. Her coaches would say that she works harder than anyone else in the weight room, classroom, and on the field, but doesn’t ever care who gets the credit. They would also say that she would break her back carrying her team if it meant that they would win the game, even if no one knew that she was on the bottom carrying everyone.

Things haven’t always been easy for Hallam, however, as she endured two shoulder surgeries over the past two seasons. During her time sitting out, she became an extremely vocal leader and served as a mentor to all of her teammates. Hallam has worked hard to make a full recovery and cannot wait to step back on the field during the spring of 2021.

Community

Kristin Hallam is undoubtedly one of the most community-involved student-athletes at Hofstra. She has volunteered at nearly 25 different events accumulating for 50 hours of service over the course of her Hofstra career to help make an impact for worthy causes. Below are only a few of many events and organizations that Hallam has spent her time volunteering with.

She has volunteered at events such as Hofstra’s Shake-A-Rake, Yards for Yeardley, and the Strides for Breast Cancer walk in Jones Beach. Hallam has also has spent time with organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, and Glen Cove Day Center. She also spent time making blankets with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for the Winthrop Children’s hospital and has also conducted several local hospital visits.

Hallam has also taken her love of softball and given back to the community by playing wheelchair softball with the Wheelchair Sports Foundation and has also played with the New York Bombers, a blind softball team.

Most recently, Hallam spearheaded the INN Thanksgiving Food Drive and helped collect coats for the New Alternative Children Coat Drive. This year, she also helped collect donations to help Hurricane Sally victims.

Competition

During her four seasons with the Pride, Hallam has played a major role in Hofstra’s success and picked up several athletic accomplishments to go along with her awards and honors off the field. Most notably, she was was named the 2019 CAA Defensive Player of the Year as Hofstra’s starting shortstop. In addition, she made the 2018 NFCA All-Northeast Region third team and also earned All-CAA second team honors in 2018 when she helped her team capture the 2018 CAA Championship.

Batting in the lead-off spot, Hallam shattered the Hofstra single-season stolen base record with 34, helping her tie a Hofstra program record with 55 stolen bases over her career.

Hallam has batted over .320 in each season, including a career-best .378 batting average as a freshman when she started and played in all 50 games. As a sophomore, she tied for first on the team with 63 hits. During her third season, Hallam hit .358 on the year and finished top-10 in the conference in batting average, on base percentage, runs scored, hits, and stolen bases.

For her career, she is batting .350 with 178 hits, 53 RBI, 125 runs scored, and a .421 on base percentage. She is entering her final season with the Pride ranked in the career record books in several categories, including batting average (T-5th) and stolen bases (T-1st). Hallam is also three runs away from cracking into Hofstra’s top-10 all-time.