R. KATHYRN HUBBARD ‘83
The first truly outstanding pitcher in Assumption College history, KATE (MOTHER) HUBBARD, pitched the team into regional and conference prominence---the Greyhounds played in the MAIAW. state tournament in 1981 and 1983. She finished her career with a 27-14 overall record and 1.52 earned run average.
Hubbard pitched the first two no-hitters in Greyhound history . . . at Stonehill College (3/30/82) and at Worcester State College (4/15/82). She finished the 1982 season yielding just 26 hits in 68 innings (71 strikeouts) and posting a 6-3 overall record with a impressive 0.62 ERA.
In 1983, she finished with a 15-4 overall mark as the team completed its finest season (at the time at 21-5). She started 36 games in her career and finished 35.
That team finished 16-3 on the road . . . with Hubbard fashioning a 12-2 mark in road games with significant triumphs over Springfield, Bentley (in the MAIAW tournament), Holy Cross and American International. She also became the first Greyhound pitcher to win both ends of a doubleheader blanking Bryant (9-0, 2-0) (4/7/83), beating Bentley (1-0, 8-3) (4/25/83) and Saint Anselm (8-0, 11-3) (4/30/83).
Athletically, Hubbard still competes in local A.S.A. Modified leagues and tournaments and threw a no-hitter in an A.S.A. tournament in Danvers. She also trained for and rode 192 miles over two days by bicycle from Sturbridge to Provincetown in the Pan Mass Challenge, which raised more the $3 million for the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund.
She played for Coach Katherine O'Leary at Salem High School and was named to the school's athletic hall of fame.