Jon Cignetti '98

Sport Played: Baseball

Year Inducted: 2006 (11th induction class)

Accomplishments: One of the most feared hitters ever to grace the Babson diamond, Cignetti led the baseball team to the finest three-year stretch in program history. During his three seasons as a member of the squad, the Beavers compiled a record of 69-45, won back-to-back CAC Championships in 1996 and 1997, earned three straight ECAC Tournament bids, and won the program's first-ever ECAC Championship in 1998. During that time, Cignetti amassed 129 hits, 92 runs, 120 RBIs, 30 doubles, 11 triples, 15 home runs, a .348 batting average and a .609 slugging percentage. His best season came in 1997, when he posted the top offensive campaign in Babson baseball history. That spring, he ranked 11th in the nation with a .482 average and 50 RBIs, slugged an incredible .920, hit 12 doubles and nine homers, and scored 33 runs to earn All-CAC First Team, All-New England First Team, All-ECAC First Team, and CAC Player of the Year honors. Also an All-CAC selection and team captain in 1998, he still holds program records for single-season average, slugging percentage, homers, and RBIs. In addition, Cignetti remains Babson's all-time leader in triples while ranking in the top eight in home runs, doubles, RBIs, average, and slugging.