NE10 Hall of Fame Inductee: Nicole (Plante) Hunt

NE10 Hall of Fame Inductee: Nicole (Plante) Hunt


Nicole (Plante) Hunt, Women's Cross Country/Track & Field, UMass-Lowell, Class of 2007

Nicole Hunt, the most decorated distance runner ever at UMass-Lowell, won the 2007 NCAA National Championship in the 10,000 meters to cap-off a highly successful cross country and track career from 2003-07. In that time span, she was a nine-time All-American and won seven NE10 titles in track among the distance events of 1,500 meters, 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters. She was also a two-time NE10 Female Athlete of the Year and five-time All-New England honors in track.

On the cross country side, Hunt was a two-time Northeast Region Athlete of the Year, two-time NE10 Cross Country Athlete of the Year and four-time NE10 First Team All-Conference selection. She is the fifth NE10 women’s track & field athlete inducted into the Hall of Fame, the second from UMass-Lowell in the Class of 2019 and the third from UMass-Lowell overall.

The NE10 is proud to welcome nine additions to the Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2019. The league adds a pair of national-title winning teams, in addition to seven exceptional former student-athletes, to its Hall of Fame.

The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.