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).
MIT Women's Crew Produces Twelve National Scholar AthletesThe 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.
Varsity Eight Places 14th at SprintsCHERRY HILL, N.J. – In its final race of the season, the women’s openweight varsity eight defeated Navy for the first time in decades to secure 14th place at the EAWRC Sprints. The second varsity eight topped Boston College once again to finish 16th overall.
Saxton-Fox Claims Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year HonorCenter Valley, Pa. - A student-athlete from Massachusetts Institute of Technology won a major Patriot League honor for the first time on Wednesday as junior Theresa Saxton-Fox was named the Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year while also landing on a list of 11 rowers that comprised the sport's inaugural Academic All-Patriot League Team. Joining Fox on the Academic All-Patriot League was junior Allison Simi.
Engineers Have Strong Showing at the BeanpotCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Finishing off the regular season at home, the MIT openweight women’s crew enjoyed its best ever results at the fifth annual Beanpot Regatta. The Beanpot is an end-of-season showdown featuring all five Division I women’s crews that call the Charles River home: Boston College, Boston University, Harvard-Radcliffe, Northeastern, and MIT.
Tech Places Fifth at Patriot League ChampionshipWORCESTER, Mass. – Making its second appearance ever at the Patriot League Rowing Championship, the MIT women’s openweight crew finished fifth in all three events and also placed fifth overall in the team standings.
Openweight Crews Place Second and Third in WorcesterWORCESTER, Mass. – The Openweight women’s crew traveled to nearby Worcester to face conference rival Holy Cross, as well as Division III crews from Ithaca, Colby, and Connecticut College. Placing second behind Ithaca, the Tech varsity eight improved its record to 6-3, while the second varsity eight placed third and moved to 2-6 on the season so far.
Varsity Eight Splits Races at George Washington InvitationalWASHINGTON, D.C. – For its second regatta of the season the MIT women’s openweight crew raced on to the Potomac River at the George Washington Invitational, a dual-racing competition extending over two days. The varsity eight went 2-2 on the weekend, while the second varsity eight fell to all of its opponents.
Tech Wins Inaugural Cup Race Vs. Boston CollegeCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the first regatta of the season the MIT openweight women’s crew won the inaugural cup race with Boston College. The Engineers earned the trophy by defeating BC in the varsity eight race, with a winning margin of 20 seconds. In the second varsity eight the Eagles topped MIT by 11 seconds.
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.
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.