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.
Kokensparger Leads Women's Swimming to 14th at NCAA ChampionshipMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Last week, five members of MITs 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, Techs women finished 14th of 51 teams, their second-best performance at the national meet.
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 Ready to Go at 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.
Women's Swimming Takes 2nd in NEWMAC; Kokensparger Named Rookie of the YearWELLESLEY, Mass. Last weekend, the MIT womens swimming and diving team traveled to Wellesley College to participate in the 2010 New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Womens Swimming Championship. After three days of intense competition, the Pride of Springfield College (839 points) emerged in first place, capturing their tenth consecutive title, while the Engineers (694) were runners-up for the eleventh straight year. Wheaton (566), Coast Guard (449) and Clark (382) rounded out the top five teams.
Springfield Captures 10th Straight NEWMAC Women's Swimming & Diving ChampionshipWELLESLEY, Mass. Springfield College captured its 10th consecutive New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Womens Swimming and Diving Championship on Sunday evening at Wellesley College. The Pride amassed 839 points in the three-day event, easily outdistancing runner-up MIT with 694 points. Wheaton captured third with 566, followed by Coast Guard (449), Clark (382), Wellesley (284), WPI (203), Mount Holyoke (171), Babson (134) and Smith (102).
Springfield Leads After Day One of NEWMAC Swimming & Diving ChampionshipsWELLESLEY, Mass. Despite capturing only one of six titles on the first day of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, Springfield College leads the field with a score of 293. MIT trails with 213 points, while Wheaton follows in third with a score of 153.
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.
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.
Amherst Hands Womens Swimming and Diving Only Loss of SeasonCAMBRIDGE, Mass. In an exciting competition, the No. 6 MIT womens swimming and diving team met the No. 5 Lord Jeffs of Amherst College in the Zesiger Center Pool on Saturday afternoon. Amherst led from start to finish, but MIT kept the competition close as the Lord Jeffs edged the Engineers 159-139, handing them their first loss of the season.
Junior Amy Jacobi Named NEWMAC Swimmer of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has recently named MIT junior Amy Jacobi as Women's Swimmer of the Week. The nomination is Jacobi's second of her career and the fourth for the Engineers this season.
Women's Swimming and Diving Downs the JumbosCAMBRIDGE, Mass. On Saturday, the MIT womens 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 successfully defended their reputation as one of the best teams in the region, securing a 172.5-127.5 win.
No. 6 MIT Womens Swimming and Diving Wins over ColbyCAMBRIDGE, Mass. The No. 6 MIT womens swimming and diving team met non-conference opponent Colby College in a regular-season dual meet Saturday afternoon in the Zesiger Center Pool. While the Mules managed to pick up a few individual wins, the Engineers controlled the meet, winning 185-113.
Women's Swimming and Diving Has No Trouble with WheatonCAMBRIDGE, Mass. On Friday night, MITs womens swimming and diving team hosted the Lyons of Wheaton College in a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) dual meet. Wheaton kept the competition close through the first few events, but the No. 6 Engineers pulled away to secure an easy win, 186-114.
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.
Women's Swimming and Diving Takes Second at MIT InviteCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Despite winning 10 of 20 events, MITs womens swimming and diving team finished runner-up at the 2009 MIT Invite, held Friday and Saturday in the Zesiger Pool. The host Engineers recorded a score of 863.5, falling well short of the winning squad from New York University (1045).
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.
MIT Women Swim Past Beavers and Polar BearsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT women'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 (254-44) and host Polar Bears (203-96) to close out the fall head-to-head season.
Women's Swimming and Diving Wins over WellesleyWELLESLEY, Mass. - The visting MIT swimming and diving team used 14 first-place finishes to defeat Wellesley in dual meet action on Wednesday evening at Chandler Pool. The Engineers grabbed a 218-81 victory over the Blue.
Womens Swimming Sweeps Batterman Relays in Season OpenerCAMBRIDGE, Mass. Last weekend, MITs womens 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 men fared equally as well, as the two teams combined for eighteen wins and twelve meet records.