MIT Finishes 11th in Directors’ Cup RankingsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming on the heels of one of the most successful campaigns in Institute history, MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. This was the highest ranking for the Engineers in the 14-year history of the program and the first time they were the best performers in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
CSCAA Announces All-Academic HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The MIT swimming and diving teams racked up a record number of All-Academic accolades from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The men paced all Division III squads with 13 individual honors while also ranking eighth for the team award. On the womens side, the Engineers placed six athletes on the list and finished among the top 25 for the team honor.
Jeff Zhou Named Academic All-AmericaCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT senior Jeff Zhou has been named to the Academic All-American At-Large First Team by CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine for the 2009-10 academic year. One of only 18 college-division men selected for top honors, the seven-time All-America performer became just the third male MIT swimmer to receive the prestigious national award.
Men's Swimming Takes 8th at National ChampionshipMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Last week, ten members of the MIT mens swimming and diving team traveled to the University of Minnesota for the 2010 NCAA Division III Championships hosted by Beloit College and the College of Wooster. After four days of competition, MITs men ended 8th of 58 scoring teams, logging the second-best finish in program history, topped only by the teams seventh-place showing in 1982.
Engineers Continue Record-breaking in Day 3 of ChampionshipMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. On day 3 of the 2010 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, freshman Anna Kokensparger posted her third All-American performance and another two MIT records fell, as Techs men and women entered the final day ranked 7th and 11th, respectively.
Seven MIT Records Fall at Day 2 of ChampionshipsMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Seven Institute records were shattered on day two of the 2010 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, as Anna Kokensparger and two mens relays achieved All-American status, leaving Techs men and women 6th and 9th place, respectively, halfway through the meet.
Kokensparger, Cummings Excel in Day 1 of ChampionshipMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. On day one of the 2010 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, five of MITs swimmers had All-American performances and four institute records fell as Techs men and women currently rank 5th and 11th place, respectively, after nine events.
Engineers Set for NCAA Swimming ChampionshipMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Years of practice and five months of preparation have come down to one week of racing, and for some, as few as 20 seconds will determine who has the right to be considered the nations best. At the 2010 NCAA Championship, 15 MIT athletes are looking to prove that the nations brightest students are also some of its fastest swimmers.
Dill, Kokensparger Receive NEWMAC Swimming Postseason AwardsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Recently, the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) selected MIT Coach Dawn Dill and freshman Anna Kokensparger as recipients of swimming and diving postseason awards. Coach Dill received Coach of the Year honors for her work with Techs mens swimming and diving program, while Kokensparger was tabbed as Rookie of the Year on behalf of the womens team.
NEWMAC Announces 2009-10 Winter Academic All-Conference TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference recently announced the 2009-10 NEWMAC Winter Academic All-Conference Team. Twenty-five MIT athletes were recognized by the conference for their performance in the classroom.
Men's Swimming and Diving Repeats as NEWMAC ChampionsNORTON, Mass. - The MIT men's swimming and diving team won 15 of 20 events and successfully defended its New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship crown as the three-day meet at Wheaton College's Balfour Natatorium came to an end Sunday night. The Engineers, whose five league titles are one shy of the United States Coast Guard Academy's NEWMAC record, finished with 1,027 points. Coast Guard came in second with 947.5 points, while Springfield College rounded out the top three with a score of 673.5.
MIT Claims Second Straight NEWMAC Men's Swimming & Diving ChampionshipNORTON, Mass. - The MIT men's swimming and diving team successfully defended its New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship crown as the three-day meet at Wheaton College's Balfour Natatorium came to an end Sunday night. The Engineers, whose five league titles are one shy of the United States Coast Guard Academy's NEWMAC record, finished with 1,027 points. Coast Guard came in second with 947.5 points, while Springfield College rounded out the top three with a tally of 673.5.
MIT Seeks Repeat, Heads Into Final Day with 98-Point Lead at NEWMACsNORTON, Mass. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) continued to lead the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's swimming & diving championship through the second day, finishing 98 points ahead of second-place United States Coast Guard Academy on Saturday in Wheaton College's Balfour Natatorium. The Engineers have 715 points heading into the final day as they look to repeat, while the Bears have tallied 617. Third-place Springfield College has accumulated 434, while host Wheaton was the biggest mover, vaulting from seventh following Friday's competition into fourth place after Saturday. The last day of events begins on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
Defending NEWMAC Champion MIT Sweeps Competition to Lead After Day OneNORTON, Mass. - Defending New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's swimming & diving champion Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) got off to a fast start during the first day of competition on Friday, as the Engineers swept all five events during the evening's finals portion at Wheaton College's Balfour Natatorium. MIT racked up 303 points, while United States Coast Guard Academy is a close second with 287 points. Springfield College occupies third place with 158. The three-day competition continues Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Swimming and Diving Closes Season at Wheaton InviteNORTON, Mass. In the last competition of their regular season, MITs nationally-ranked mens and womens swimming and diving teams competed in the two-day, non-scoring Wheaton Invitational hosted by Wheaton College last Saturday. Among the four-team field, the Engineers demonstrated their dominance and are poised to post impressive performances in the upcoming conference and national championships.
Mens Swimming and Diving Closes Unbeaten Season with Win over AmherstCAMBRIDGE, Mass. On Saturday afternoon, the No. 5 MIT mens swimming and diving team battled the No. 16 Lord Jeffs of Amherst College in the Zesiger Center Pool. Amherst held the score close early in the meet, but MIT hit their stride and cruised to a solid 174-124 victory, locking up their second undefeated season in institute history.
MIT Swim/Dive for HaitiCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On Saturday, January 30, the MIT men's and women's swimming and diving teams will be collecting donations to assist the relief efforts of the Red Cross in Haiti.
In their final home meet of the season, the Engineers will face the Lord Jeffs of Amherst College.
Men's Swimming and Diving Remains Unbeaten with Win over TuftsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. On Saturday, the MIT mens swimming and diving team traveled to Medford, Mass. to face off against the Jumbos of Tufts University in a non-conference dual meet. The nationally-ranked Engineers dominated the meet, winning all but three events as they cruised to a 168-127 win.
Mens Swimming and Diving Picks up Two NEWMAC WinsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. On Sunday, the MIT mens swimming and diving team competed against New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opponents Springfield College and Coast Guard Academy. The No. 5 Engineers had no trouble in defeating both the Pride (215-85) and the Bears (174-126).
No. 5 MIT Mens Swimming and Diving Sends Colby PackingCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The No. 5 MIT mens swimming and diving team met non-conference opponent Colby College in a regular-season dual meet Saturday afternoon in the Zesiger Center Pool. The Engineers led from start to finish as they dismissed the Mules, 189-79.
Men's Swimming and Diving Glides Past WheatonCAMBRIDGE, Mass. On Friday night, the MIT mens swimming and diving team hosted the Lyons of Wheaton College in a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) dual meet. The No. 5 Engineers demonstrated they were deserving of their national ranking, recording the fastest time in nearly every swimming event en route to a 165-122 win.
No. 5 Men and No. 6 Women Set to Take on Wheaton in the PoolCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - In the latest poll conducted by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) and CollegeSwimming.com, the MIT mens team landed at No. 5, and the women settled at No. 6. On Friday, MIT will host NEWMAC opponent Wheaton College in the Zesiger Center pool at 5 p.m.
Freshmen Pair Collect NEWMAC Swimming HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Following their spectacular performances at last weekends MIT Invite swim meet, Anna Kokensparger and Brendan Deveney, both freshmen, were honored by the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) as Womens Swimmer and Mens Swimmer of the Week.
Swimming and Diving Dominates at MIT InviteCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Winning 17 of 20 events, MITs powerhouse mens swimming and diving team dominated the 2009 MIT Invite, held Friday and Saturday in the Zesiger Pool. The Engineers recorded a score of 1197.5, easily beating out second-place Tufts University (750.5).
Swimming and Diving Breaks Records in Day One of MIT InviteCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The 2009 MIT Invitational Swim Meet kicked off with twelve events on the first of two days of intense swimming action. In addition to the host Engineers, the competition features squads from Bowdoin, Brandeis, Colby, NYU, Tufts and Wheaton.
Engineers Outswim Babson and BowdoinCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT men's swimming and diving team traveled to Brunswick, Maine, to face Bowdoin College and Babson College in a tri-meet last Saturday. The Engineers had no trouble with either team and easily downed both the Beavers and host Polar Bears to close out the fall head-to-head season.
Mens Swimming Sweeps Batterman Relays in Season OpenerCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Last weekend, MITs mens swimming team hosted Tufts University, Wheaton College and Roger Williams University in the perennial Charlie Batterman Relays. The Engineers rocked the waters of the Zesiger Center, winning all nine events. MITs women fared equally as well, as the two teams combined for eighteen wins and twelve pool records.