2012-13 MIT Women's Swimming and Diving Headlines

March 23, 2013
Women's Swimming Takes 8th at NCAAs
SHENANDOAH, Texas - For the second year in a row, the MIT women's swimming and diving team finished in eighth place in the overall team rankings at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, closing the four-day, eight-session meet with 125 points. Before last year, the highest the Engineers had ever finished at NCAAs was 11th back in 1990.

March 22, 2013
Engineers Sit in 8th Place After 3rd Day of NCAAs
SHENANDOAH, Texas - At finals on the third day of competition at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championship, senior Anna Kokensparger (Omaha, Neb.) represented the MIT women's swimming and diving team in the championship final of the 200-yard butterfly. She finished in sixth place with a time of 2:02.27. Also swimming at night was the 800-yard freestyle relay, which came tenth in 7:36.44.

March 21, 2013
Engineers Wrap up Day Two of NCAAs in 8th Place
SHENANDOAH, Texas - On the second day of competition at the 2013 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championship, senior Anna Kokensparger (Omaha, Neb.) and freshman Katie Siegel (San Jose, Calif.) represented the MIT women's swimming and diving team at finals in their respective events on Thursday night. Kokensparger swam in the 200-yard freestyle, while Siegel competed in the 100-yard butterfly.

March 20, 2013
Kokensparger Leads MIT on Day 1 of NCAAs with 2nd Place Finish in 200 IM
SHENANDOAH, Texas - Seven members of the MIT women's swimming and diving team swam individual events on the first day of competition at the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship on Wednesday, with two of them making it back to finals that night. Senior Anna Kokensparger (Omaha, Neb.) became the national runner-up in the 200-yard Individual Medley with her time of 2:01.74. In the 50-yard freestyle, freshman Lena Yang (East Stroudsburg, Pa.) finished fifth in the consolation heat with a 23.60. After the first day of competition, MIT are in seventh place with 45 points.

March 18, 2013
MIT Women's Swimming Sends 11 to Nationals
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Eleven members of the MIT women’s swimming and diving team will be heading to Shenandoah, Texas for the 2013 NCAA Division III Championships, which will take place from Wednesday, March 20 through Saturday, March 23. This is the most female swimmers that the institution has ever sent to nationals.

March 2, 2013
MIT Women's Diving Competes at Regionals
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Four members of the MIT women's diving team traveled to Springfield College for the 2013 NCAA Division III Diving Regional Championships that took place from March 1-2. The Pride welcomed 45 divers from across the region to compete for a spot in the upcoming NCAA Championship that will be held in Shenandoah, Texas from March 20-23.

February 27, 2013
NEWMAC Announces Winter Academic All-Conference Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A league-leading 28 athletes represented MIT on the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Winter Academic All-Conference Team. Criteria includes a minimum GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale, achieving second year academic status at his or her institution, and being a member of a varsity team for the entire season.

February 17, 2013
Women's Swimming & Diving Repeat as NEWMAC Champions
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT's women's swimming and diving team successfully defended its title at the 2013 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship that wrapped up on Sunday evening. The Engineers won 13 events, earned three NCAA A cuts, 21 B cuts and broke six NEWMAC records, scoring 1021 points, about 80 more than they scored last year. They claimed their third straight title, leaving a large gap between them and Springfield College, who finished in second place with 740 points.

February 16, 2013
MIT Women's Swimming & Diving Remain in First After Day Two of NEWMAC Champs
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - With day two of the 2013 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving championships completed, the MIT women's team maintained the lead that they had established the day before. The Engineers won six of the seven events, bringing their point total to 718. Springfield College remains in second place with 424 points.

February 15, 2013
MIT Builds Lead on First Day of NEWMACs
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After the first day of the 2013 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championships that took place on Friday night, the MIT women's team sits in first place out of the ten teams with 312 points, winning four of five swimming events. Springfield College is currently in second place with 172 points.

February 11, 2013
Nationally-Ranked MIT Women's Swimming & Diving Preparing for NEWMAC Championship
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the final College Swimming Coaches Associations of America (CSCAA) ranking that was released late last week, the MIT men’s swimming and diving team remained first in the nation, a spot the Engineers have held since the last ranking on Dec. 13. The women’s squad is now ranked seventh, after having been fifth in the previous ranking.

February 2, 2013
Engineers Complete Wheaton Invite on a High Note
NORTON, Mass. - In the last meet of the regular season, the No. 5 MIT women's swimming and diving team finished first in six of the seven events on the second day of the Wheaton Invite. The Engineers swept the top three positions in three of those events.

February 1, 2013
MIT Women's Swimming and Diving Opens Wheaton Invite Strongly
NORTON, Mass. - On the opening day of the two-session Wheaton Invite, the MIT women's swimming and diving team performed well, winning a number of events. Over the weekend, the Engineers will compete against Wheaton College, Tufts University and Clark University in 19 events.

January 28, 2013
Yang Named NEWMAC Swimmer of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – Freshman Lena Yang (East Stroudsburg, Pa.) was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's Swimmer of the Week on Monday afternoon. In the fast-paced meet against Amherst College on Saturday, she walked away with two first place finishes and two seconds.

January 26, 2013
Engineers Fall to No. 13 Amherst College
AMHERST, MASS. - On Saturday afternoon, the MIT women's swimming and diving team traveled to Amherst, Mass. to face Amherst College, a meet that was sure to be exciting. Last year, it came down to the last relay, but MIT was ultimately victorious after touching four one-hundredths of a second ahead of Amherst.

January 19, 2013
Women's Swimming and Diving Cruises Past Tufts
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - No. 5 nationally-ranked MIT women's swimming and diving picked up a 266-109 victory over Tufts University at home on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers won 16 of the 20 events and took two or three of the top spots in several of them.

January 12, 2013
Engineers Down Coast Guard, 164-75
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After falling to Williams College the day before, the MIT women's swimming and diving team defeated Coast Guard, 164-75, on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers won 11 of the 13 events, taking first and second place in seven of them.

January 11, 2013
MIT Women's Swimming & Diving Falls to Williams
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - At the first meet of the 2013 portion of the season, the MIT women's swimming and diving team fell to Williams College, 187-112, on Friday afternoon. Senior Anna Kokensparger (Omaha, Neb.), and freshmen Katie Siegel (San Jose, Calif.) and Lena Yang (East Stroudsburg, Pa.) all won individual events throughout the night.

December 14, 2012
Women’s Swimming & Diving Nationally Ranked
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the most recent College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) poll that was released on Thursday, the MIT women’s swimming and diving team was ranked fifth in the nation. The Engineers remained in the same position they were in when the last rankings were released on November 26, as did the four teams that were ranked ahead of them.

December 1, 2012
Women's Swimming and Diving Completes Winter Invite With a Win
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT women’s swimming and diving team completed the Winter Invitational in style, finishing first with 1,347 points, almost 40 points better than they fared last year. Tufts was second with 647 and Keene State was third with 485.5. On Saturday, the Engineers earned five NCAA B cuts and one A cut in the morning session and three B cuts in the final session, bringing the total number of national cuts to 15.

November 30, 2012
Women's Swimming & Diving Starts Winter Invitational Strongly
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On the opening night of the two-day, three-session MIT Winter Invitational on Friday evening, the MIT women's swimming and diving team won five of the six events, rewrote three school records and earned six NCAA B cuts, starting things off on a strong note. Senior Anna Kokensparger (Omaha, Neb.) and...

November 19, 2012
Kokensparger Earns NEWMAC Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Anna Kokensparger (Omaha, Neb.) was named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s Swimmer of the Week on Monday afternoon. Kokensparger helped lead the Engineers to wins against Wellesley, Babson and Bowdoin over the weekend.

November 17, 2012
Women's Swimming Defeats Bowdoin and Babson at Home on Saturday Afternoon
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After a convincing win against Wellesley the night before, the MIT women's swimming and diving team defeated Babson, 248-59, and Bowdoin, 224-87, on Saturday afternoon after winning every event except for two. Freshmen Katie Siegel (San Jose, Calif. and Kristin Finney (Lake Orion, Mich.)...

November 16, 2012
MIT Women's Swimming & Diving Defeats Wellesley, 179-62
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT women's swimming and diving had an impressive win over Wellesley, 179-62, at its first home meet of the season on Friday evening, winning 12 of the 13 events. Eight different Engineers claimed wins throughout the night, including junior Mia Stevens (Lakewood, N.Y.), who won both the 1m and the 3m diving.

November 14, 2012
MIT Swimmers Participate in Sixth Annual Hour of Power Relays
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the fourth year in a row, the MIT men’s and women’s swim teams participated in the Ted Mullin "Leave It in the Pool" Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research on Tuesday evening. In its sixth year, the event honors Carleton College swimmer Mullin, who passed away in the fall of 2006 from sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer.

November 10, 2012
Women's Swimming and Diving Defeats Springfield, 180.5-119.5
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – At the first dual meet of the 2012-13 season, the MIT women’s swimming and diving team won 11 of the 16 events, defeating NEWMAC rival Springfield with a score of 180.5-119.5. The Engineers are now 1-0 for the season, while the Pride fell to 3-2.

October 27, 2012
Strong Start to the 2012-13 Season for Women's Swimming and Diving Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - With the official opening of the 2012-13 season came some exciting races and impressive performances by the MIT women's swimming and diving team when they hosted the Charlie Batterman Relays on Saturday afternoon. This year's participants included Bentley, Roger Williams and Wheaton.

October 23, 2012
Swimming and Diving Set to Open Season at Charlie Batterman Relays
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Having already held the alumni meet on Oct. 13, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will officially open their 2012-13 seasons by hosting the annual Charlie Batterman Relays on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11:00 p.m.