|Year:||Induction Class of 2010|
|Previous College:||UMass Boston '03|
|Team:||Women's Soccer, Basketball & Softball|
Kristen Bowes is one of the greatest athletes to have ever played at UMass Boston. She did not just excel in three sports, but was one of the best players in all three. The Quincy native earned 12 varsity letters and was named team Captain in women's soccer, women's basketball and softball, while setting 11 school records, including five standards in women's soccer, four in basketball and two in softball.
A 2003 graduate of UMass Boston, Bowes is the greatest goalie to ever play for the Beacons, owning career records for matches played (54), minutes played (4019), saves (815) and save percentage (.806), despite playing for struggling teams. She still ranks ninth on the all-time NCAA list in total saves and saves per game with 15.09. She turned away at least 150 shots in every season and ranked fifth among Little East Conference keepers in 2000 with a .824 mark that saw her stop an incredible 266 shots for the second-most in school annals. She owns the top seven save totals in a game for the Beacons, including five 30-plus efforts and a school-record outing of 37. Bowes posted a career-best .842 save percentage to place fifth in the LEC in 2002 and finished her career with 69 games played to rank second all-time at UMass Boston.
Bowes was a well-rounded basketball player as well, averaging 8.1 points, 3.2 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 steals to go with 27 blocked shots in 100 career games as the Beacons' point guard. The floor general owns the school record for career assists (323), season assists (123) and single-game helpers (12). Her assist average is the fifth-highest in school annals, while her total of 254 steals puts her second all-time at UMass Boston in addition to a school-record 11 steals in a game. The hard-nosed guard ranked among the Little East Conference's top 10 in assists per game for three seasons and recorded 46 or more steals to rank among the top seven in steals in all four seasons.
When winter turned to spring, Bowes put on a glove as the softball team's shortstop and showed great range with 228 career assists for the most in school history. She also proved to be a threat on the base paths with a school-record four steals in a game and a career total of 38 to place second all-time for the Beacons. She still ranks among UMass Boston's career leaders in batting average (.342, seventh), total bases (108, sixth), runs scored (57, eighth), hits (80, eighth) and doubles (13, ninth). Bowes turned in a tremendous senior campaign, hitting .387 (36-93) for the sixth-highest mark in the league, while leading the conference with 0.61 stolen bases, placing second with 0.89 runs and 0.36 doubles per game and standing third with 1.29 hits per game.