CAMBRIDGE, 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).
The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association announced its 2011 Scholar Athletes, and MIT placed 12 women on the list, the second-most for any Division I rowing program. The University of Wisconsin had the most scholar athletes with 13, and the University at Buffalo had the third-highest number at 11. Ithaca College, a Division III program, tied MIT for second place across all divisions, also having 12 scholar athletes on the list.
The lightweight women will compete in the 3rd annual Muri Cup on Saturday, April 30th. The regatta begins at 9:36am with the first varsity eight race. MIT, currently ranked #7 in the nation will take on #4 ranked Harvard-Radcliffe. The winner of the first varsity eight race will earn the Muri Cup.
CHERRY HILL, NJ -- The MIT Varsity Lightweight Women’s Four secured a bronze medal at the Knecht Cup Regatta on Sunday, April 10th. The crew finished ahead of Wisconsin, Lafayette and Susquehanna to place third overall in the event. The boat advanced to the final after Saturday’s qualifying heats with the fourth fastest overall time in the heats. On Sunday, racing from lane 1, the crew battled with Wisconsin through the first 1500 meters before making a decisive move and charging ahead to secure third place with a time of 8:21.3. Loyola, the 2010 IRA Varsity Lightweight Four Champion, won the event in 8:11.1. Members of the MIT boat also raced in the varsity lightweight eight event on Saturday as part of the MIT “B” entry.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- MIT’s Nuclear Science and Engineering major, better known as Course 22, is one of the smallest departments at MIT, with just forty-four undergraduates, nineteen of whom are women. On the MIT lightweight women’s crew, we are lucky to have three of these women. Head coach Claire Martin-Doyle sat down with Lauren Ayers, ’12, Lizzy Wei, ’12, and Sara Ferry, ’11, to find out more about how they became interested in nuclear science, their current research, how rowing has helped them outside the boathouse and how they balance the many challenges of MIT.
Cambridge, Mass. -- The MIT women's lightweight crew squad recently took a training trip to Florida. It was a great chance for them to escape the cold, bond as a team and get some great offseason work in. Sophomore Katie Inman provided us with this account of the trip:
On Sunday, October 24th, MIT Lightweight Women’s Crew raced in the final event of the world’s largest rowing regatta: the 46th Head of the Charles Regatta. As the crew launched from Pierce Boathouse and lined up for the starting chute, spectators had started to dwindle and many crews were packed up and headed home having already completed their racing. One of the premier events, however, was yet to be rowed: the lightweight women’s eights.
Cambridge, 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.
CHICAGO, 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.