January 6, 2012

Fronk and Hammond Receive NSCAA Regional Scholar Honors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Juniors Thomas Fronk (Ueberlingen, Germany) and Chris Hammond (Wilmington, Del.) were honorable mention selections to the 2011 College Division Scholar All-East Region Team as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The awards are the first for the Engineers since the 2004 season.

Fronk and Hammond were previously tabbed to the first team of the Capital One Academic All-District men's soccer team run by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Starting every game this season, Fronk has been the anchor of the Engineers' defense that has a 1.19 goals against average. An aeronautical engineering major, he completed an internship with the National Aerospace Laboratory in Amsterdam and has worked on the lunar hopper vehicle TALARIS in the MIT Space Systems Laboratory in collaboration with Draper Laboratory which was entered into the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition.

Also a member of MIT's back line, Hammond has earned three assists this season. Majoring in mechanical engineering, he had an internship with W.L. Gore & Associates where he evaluated the ability to tune the acoustic properties of an acoustic vent. Hammond was also a technical engineering intern at Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems where he analyzed Department of Defense plans for future unmanned systems to determine missions of highest priority and created 4D simulations of unmanned underwater vehicle missions that will be taken to clients as a visualization tool for possible UUV missions.