Volleyball, Basketball, Softball
Grad Year: 1984
Year Inducted: 2003
Kristen Norberg was a three-sport standout for Rhode Island College as a undergraduate, starring in volleyball, basketball and softball and later went on to an 18-year career as RIC’s head women’s volleyball coach, amassing 242 career victories.
Norberg’s top sport was volleyball where she helped the team to a 36-14 record as a senior captain in 1982 when the Anchorwomen qualified for the Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (EAIAW) volleyball championships. Norberg was selected to the All-Championship Team that season. The team posted an impressive 47-9 mark during Norberg’s junior year in 1981.
She was a two-year letterwinner on the women’s basketball team in 1981-82 and 1982-83. She was a reserve on the RIC team that qualified for the 1983 NCAA Div. III Women’s Basketball Tournament. The team qualified for post-season action both of Norberg’s years. She was a catcher/outfielder on the softball team in 1982 and 1983. She was a team captain, batted .306 with 17 runs, 22 hits, 15 RBI and five extra base hits as a senior in 1983. She is currently an assistant softball coach with the Anchorwomen softball team.
Norberg is a 1981 graduate of the Community College of Rhode Island. She is a member of CCRI’s Athletic Hall of Fame, having starred in volleyball, basketball and softball for the Lady Knights. She led the nation in batting during the 1981 season, posting a .630 average.
She is a 1984 graduate of Rhode Island College, earning a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. Norberg received her master’s degree in health education from RIC in 1992 and received the Physical Education Alumni Award in 2001.