MIT Finishes 11th in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup RankingsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Engineers’ Institute-best finish once again registered as the highest performance by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
Heavyweight Men Take Bronze at Dad VailCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s varsity heavyweight men bested 51 crews and survived three rounds of racing to take third place at the 2011 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.
Mixed Results for Heavyweight Crew in Early Season RacingCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Three weeks into the spring racing season, the men’s heavyweight crew has seen successes and setbacks. The varsity heavies, lacking enough athletes to field an 8, have been competing in a coxed 4 this spring. The freshman heavies have been racing their usual Eastern Sprints schedule in an 8.
MIT Crews Gear Up for Head of the CharlesCambridge, Mass. The madness has begun for the four MIT varsity crew squads, who are preparing for their biggest competition of the fall season, this weekends historic Head of the Charles regatta. The Head of the Charles, which marks the only weekend in which all four varsity crews will compete at the same regatta, is the worlds largest two-day rowing event. The regatta will feature several different disciplines and levels of competition.
Skip Dise ’03 and Stephen Young ’09 Named to 2010 World Rowing Championship TeamWEST WINDSOR, N.J. – MIT alums Skip Dise (CE ’03) and Stephen Young (ME ’09) will represent the United States at the 2010 World Rowing Championships which will be held Oct. 31-Nov. 7 in Lake Karapiro, New Zealand as announced by USRowing. The Engineers will occupy both ends of this year’s lightweight eight with Young sitting in the coxswain seat and Dise rowing bow seat. Dise returns to international competition after earning a silver medal in the lightweight men’s eight at the 2009 World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland. This will mark Young’s first year as a member of the USRowing National Team.
MIT Ranks Fourth Among All NCAA Institutions in 2010 NCSA Collegiate Power RankingsCHICAGO, Ill. – The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) recently announced its eighth annual Collegiate Power Rankings. Following another tremendous year, the Engineers were listed fourth overall in securing their highest ranking in the history of the report. The NCSA Athletic Recruiting’s Collegiate Power Rankings assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The Power Rankings were developed to help prospective student athletes and their families evaluate the particular strengths of the top colleges and universities at the Division I, II and III levels.