2013-14 MIT Women's Swimming and Diving News

March 22, 2014
Engineers Claim 9th at 2014 NCAA Championships
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - MIT's women's swimming and diving team ended the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday evening, wrapping up the meet in ninth place with 123.5 points. Tech scored just 1.5 points more than Chicago, who were 10th.

March 21, 2014
MIT's 800 Free Relay Finishes in 8th on Day 3 of NCAAs
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Sophomore Sarah Osmulski (Rumson, N.J.) and senior Christy Rogers (Bend, Ore.) represented the MIT women's swimming and diving team at the finals of the 2014 NCAA Championships on Friday evening.

March 20, 2014
Two Tech Relays make it to the Podium on Day 2 of NCAAs
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - MIT's women's swimming and diving had both of its relays, the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard medley relay, qualifying for the championship final on the second day of the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships on Friday.

March 19, 2014
Yang and 200 Medley Relay Qualify for Finals at NCAAs
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – On the first day of competition at the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships, sophomore Lena Yang (East Stroudsburg, Pa.) and the Engineers’ 200-yard medley relay qualified for finals.

March 17, 2014
Engineers Prepare for 2014 NCAA Champs
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Nine members of the MIT women’s swimming and diving team will be heading to Indianapolis, Ind. for the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships, which will take place at the IU Natatorium at IUIPUI from Wednesday, March 19 through Saturday, March 22.

February 24, 2014
NEWMAC Announces Winter Academic All-Conference Awards
BOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 30 athletes represented MIT on the 2014 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 23, 2014
Women's Swimming & Diving Wins 4th Consecutive NEWMAC Title
WORCESTER, Mass. - MIT's women's swimming and diving claimed its fourth consecutive New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title on Sunday evening, ending the four-day meet with 1405 points, which is almost 400 more than what it scored at last year's Championships. Springfield College repeated as runner-up with 1209.5 points and Wellesley College came in third place with 879.

February 22, 2014
Engineers Increase Lead at NEWMAC Championships
WORCESTER, Mass. - MIT's women's swimming and diving team furthered its lead on the third day of the 2014 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships at WPI on Saturday night. With one more day of competition to go, the Cardinal and Gray sits in first with 927 points.

February 21, 2014
Tech Moves up to First on Second Day of NEWMACs
WORCESTER, Mass. – On the first full day of competition at the 2014 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships, which are being held at WPI through Sunday, Feb. 23, the No. 8 MIT women’s swimming and diving team were a strong presence in the pool.

February 20, 2014
MIT Swims 800 Free Relay on Day One of NEWMACs
WORCESTER, Mass. - On the first day of the four-day, eight-session New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships at WPI on Thursday evening, four members of the MIT women's swimming and diving team opened the meet with the 800-yard freestyle relay.

February 8, 2014
Engineers Win Multiple Events at Wheaton Invitational
NORTON, Mass. - On the final day of the two-day, three-session, non-scoring Wheaton Invitational on Saturday, the No. 8 MIT women's swimming and diving team ended the day with multiple victories.

January 27, 2014
Women's Swimming & Diving Earns Two NEWMAC Weekly Awards
BOSTON, Mass. – After a busy weekend in the pool, the MIT women’s swimming and diving team received two NEWMAC weekly awards on Monday afternoon. The 200-yard medley relay, which was composed of senior Christy Rogers (Bend, Ore.) and sophomores Kristen Finney (Lake Orion, Mich.), Danielle Garside (Broomfield, Colo.) and Lena Yang (East Stroudsburg, Pa.), received Relay of the Week honors for its performance against Amherst College on Saturday.

January 25, 2014
MIT Wins against Amherst at Final Home Meet of the Season
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - At its final dual meet and last home meet of the 2013-14 season, the MIT women's swimming and diving team defeated Amherst College by a score of 158-129. Four different Engineers finished in first place in their specific events, while senior Christy Rogers (Bend, Ore.) and sophomore Lena Yang (East Stroudsburg, Pa.) won both of their events throughout the day. This is only the third time in program history that the Cardinal and Gray have defeated the Lord Jeffs, the last time being during the 2011-12 season.

January 24, 2014
Cardinal and Gray Defeated by Williams' Ephs
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - At its first away meet in two months and its second to last dual meet of the 2013-14 season, the MIT women's swimming and diving team were defeated by Williams College by a score of 192-97 on Friday evening. Sophomore Lena Yang (East Stroudsburg, Pa.) led the Engineers with her win in the 50-yard freestyle, while the 200-yard freestyle A relay ended the meet on a strong note with a first place finish.

January 18, 2014
Engineers Cruise Past Jumbos
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT women's swimming and diving hosted Tufts University on Saturday, after switching the location of the meet following facility problems at the Jumbos' pool. Of the 16 events, MIT won all but two of them, ending the weekend with a 213-80 victory over Tufts.

January 14, 2014
Swimming and Diving Meet vs. Tufts Location Changes
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s swimming and diving meet against Tufts University that was scheduled to take place at Tufts on Saturday will now be hosted at MIT, due to facility problems at the Jumbos’ pool. Taking to the water first will be the divers, who will compete on Friday, Jan. 17 at 5:00 p.m., while the swim meet will occur the following day, Saturday, Jan. 18 at 1:00 p.m.

January 11, 2014
Women's Swimming & Diving Defeats Coast Guard at Home
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Racing for the first time in over a month, the MIT women's swimming and diving team defeated New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at home on Saturday afternoon by a score of 195-83. Throughout the day, the Engineers were able to swim events not normally raced at dual meets, such as 50 yards of each stroke, claiming first place in 13 of the 16 events.

December 16, 2013
MIT Women's Swimming and Diving Nationally Ranked
PHOENIX, Ariz. – MIT women’s swimming and diving is ranked eighth among all Division III programs in the country in the most recent College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) that was released over the weekend.

December 10, 2013
MIT Swimming and Diving Raises Funds for Team Theo
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On deck at the MIT Winter Invitational this past weekend, swimmers and divers from the nine competing teams were seen wearing orange and blue t-shirts with a sketch of an armadillo. In an effort to support recently paralyzed MIT student-athlete Theo St. Francis, the MIT swim team sold t-shirts prior to the meet to raise funds for Theo’s family’s medical expenses.

December 9, 2013
MIT Earns Two NEWMAC Weekly Awards
BOSTON, Mass. – After the MIT Winter Invitational, the MIT women's swimming and diving team swept two of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly awards.

December 7, 2013
Women's Swimming & Diving Wraps up Winter Invite in First Place
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT women's swimming and diving wrapped up the two-day, three-session Winter Invitational in first place with 1208.5 points, earning a total of 17 NCAA B cuts and breaking two school records. Cross-town rival Harvard was second with 676.5 points.

December 6, 2013
Engineers Break Two Records on Day One of Winter Invite
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT women's swimming and diving wrapped up the first day of the two-day, three-session MIT Winter Invitational in first place with 372.5 points, leaving a sizeable gap between it and Harvard with 250.5 points. Tech earned four NCAA B cuts, and broke two school records and one pool record, taking first place in three different events.

November 23, 2013
MIT Cruises past Babson and Bowdoin
BRUNSWICK, Maine - After defeating Wellesley College in a close meet yesterday evening, the MIT women's swimming and diving team won against host Bowdoin College, 194-93, and New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival Babson College, 233-49, on Saturday afternoon, winning 12 of the 16 events. Tech has picked up two victories at the annual tri-meet each year since the 2009-10 season.

November 22, 2013
Women's Swimming and Diving Defeats Wellesley, 164-124
WELLESLEY, Mass. - At its first of two consecutive away meets, the No. 7 MIT women's swimming and diving team picked up a 164-124 victory over New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMC) foe Wellesley College on Friday evening. Tech won seven of the 18 events and secured the win by claiming first through third place in a number of events.

November 13, 2013
MIT Swim Teams Race in the Eighth Annual Hour of Power
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Joining thousands of athletes across the country, the MIT men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams raced relays to support the Ted Mullin “Leave it in the Pool” Hour of Power on Tuesday. In the seven years since the event first began, participants have raised over $410,000 to support research at the University of Chicago into the causes and treatment of sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer, in young people.

November 9, 2013
Engineers Defeat Springfield at First Dual Meet of the Season
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The MIT women’s swimming and diving team defeated Springfield College, 173-126, at its first dual meet of the 2013-14 season on Saturday, winning 10 of the 16 events throughout the day and all but four of the swimming events. Freshmen Veronika Jedryka (Arlington, Heights, Ill.) and Emily Tsang (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) led the Engineers with their two individual wins apiece

November 5, 2013
MIT Swimming and Diving Welcomes Theo St. Francis Back to the Pool
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On Friday, Nov. 2, the MIT swimming and diving teams welcomed home one of their own. Theo St. Francis, who was paralyzed in an accident in late August, joined the team during one of his last days in Boston before heading to his next rehab venue prior to going home to California. In a practice designed to inspire and honor Theo, it quickly became evident that it would work the other way around - he would be inspiring the team.

October 26, 2013
Women's Swimming & Diving Opens Season at Batterman Relays
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s women’s swimming and diving team officially opened the 2013-14 season the same way it has started every season for the last decade: at the Charlie Batterman Relay Meet. This year’s participants included Bentley University and Wheaton College. Tech took first place in each of the nine events, sometimes finishing as much 15 seconds ahead of the rest of the competition.

October 10, 2013
MIT Women's Swimming & Diving Voted Atop 2013 NEWMAC Preseason Poll
BOSTON, Mass. – Three-time defending champion MIT was a unanimous selection atop the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s swimming and diving preseason poll that was voted on by coaches in the league. The Engineers received all 10 first-place votes in the poll that was released on Thursday afternoon.

October 1, 2013
Brown Selected as Associate Head Coach of Swimming and Diving at MIT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Karin Brown has been named the associate head coach of the men's and women's swimming and diving programs at MIT announced Julie Soriero, MIT’s Director of Athletics and Department Head. Brown brings almost a decade of coaching experience to the Engineers' programs.

August 9, 2013
MIT Swimming & Diving Earns CSCAA Academic Accolades
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men's and women's swimming and diving teams earned Scholar All-America Team honors for academic excellence during the spring of 2013, as announced by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The CSCAA honors all college and university swimming and diving teams who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or higher.