CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Five MIT student-athletes were recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) this afternoon as they were selected to the Capital One Academic All-District first team. Senior Caitlin Mackey (San Diego, Calif.), juniors Margaret Guo (San Diego, Calif.) Sarah Wright (Christchurch, New Zealand) and Daryl Neubieser (Saratoga, Calif.), and sophomore Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) were each selected to their respective first-teams, and will now advance to the national ballot where first, second and third team All-American honorees will be selected later this month.
Mackey was a co-captain of the MIT field hockey team this past fall and concluded the campaign ranked fifth in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in assists. She was second on the team in points and third in goals, and was recognized by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) by earning a spot on the New England East all-region team. A first team NEWMAC All-Conference honoree, she is a three-time NFHCA Scholar of Distinction, National Academy Squad and NEWMAC Academic All-Conference member. She will be working for SpaceX following graduation next month. On campus, she produced an ear exam tool powered by a hand crank for developing nations. An Alpha Chi Omega chapter president, Mackey was a member of the MIT Presidential Advisory Cabinet, Tay Beta Pi Engineer and Pi Tau Signma Mechanical Engineering Honor Societies.
Prior to this year's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship meet, Guo became the seventh student-athlete at MIT to receive the NCAA Elite 89 Award, an award that honors student-athletes at the national championship level for their effort in their respective playing field, while also achieving the highest academic standard among their peers. A two-time NEWMAC All-Conference honoree in the 200 Medley Relay and 400 Medley Relay, Guo received NCAA All-America honorable mention for her performance in the 200 Medley Relay. An Academic All-Conference honoree, she interned with Medtronic in 2013 and concentrated on designing a data mining code for efficient collection and study of bradycardia pacemaker patient data, while conducting analysis on cardiac data over 6,000 patients. She also presented recommendations for future pacemaker development. A General Electric Women's Network Scholarship recipient, Guo is involved in a variety of campus activities, including the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), while serving as an advisor for the MIT Fall Career Fair. She is also the recipient of the Goldwater Scholar, Intel Scholar and Amgen Scholar. Guo was also a National Merit Finalist in 2012.
One of the top overall shooters in the Mid-Atlantic Rifle Conference (MAC), Wright led the Engineers' rifle team in average score in smallbore and was second in air rifle. A first-team All-Conference in both disciplines, Wright won the MAC smallbore title. She has researched computational methods to model metabolism of antibiotic resistant bacteria in MIT's Broad Institute and is an undergraduate research fellow working on anti-influenza antibodies.
Neubieser concluded his third swimming and diving season with the Engineers by earning a pair of NCAA All-America honors in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay and 400 Yard Medley Relay. He also received NCAA All-America honorable mention in the 800 Yard Freestyle Relay. A two-time NEWMAC all-conference swimmer in the 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay, Neubieser was also second team All-Conference in the 800 Free Relay and a NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honoree. She spent last summer and fall as a software engineering intern with Apple. A former software engineering intern with Bot Square Inc., Neubieser spent the summer of 2013 with the China Educational Technology Initiative as a course instructor where he designed a curriculum that inspired creativity and learning by the way of exploration in combinatorial game theory and problem solving processes to different methods of creating artificial intelligence.
Ranked 12th in NCAA Division III men's lacrosse in assists per game (2.31), Stolzenberg concluded the Cardinal and Gray's season ranked third in the NEWMAC in assists and fourth in points. A 2015 NEWMAC All-Conference first team member, Stolzenberg reached 100 points in his 28th game of his career, while breaking the school record for assists in a season. Also a member of the MIT football team, Stolzenberg received Academic All-Conference honors from the NEWMAC, and interned with Boatsetter where he helped developed logic for a collaborative boating website, worked on the company's business plan, and performed quantitative analysis testing for the launch of the website. Also an intern with Archelon Trading, Stolzenberg worked with risk analysis models & shadowed multiple traders. Stolezenberg launched Mikey's Run in August 2013 as a fundraiser for the Boston Marathon victims with his younger brother who is a quadruple amputee. He has raised $230,000 including a $100,000 donation from Oprah Winfrey. He was selected to run for Team MR8 in the 2014 Boston Marathon where he finished with a time of 4 hours and 54 minutes.