Four MIT Women’s Swimmers Receive NEWMAC Weekly Accolades

Four MIT Women’s Swimmers Receive NEWMAC Weekly Accolades

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Four members of the MIT women's swimming and diving team received New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly honors, as announced by the conference on Monday. Sophomore Veronika Jedryka (Arlington Heights, Ill.) picked up her second swimmer of the week honor – she previously was named co-swimmer of the week in November – while also appearing on the relay team of the week, which included senior Emmie Ryan (Avon, Ind.), junior Katherine Yu (San Jose, Calif.) and freshman Mary Thielking (Fishers, Ind.).

Jedryka achieved five individual NCAA B cuts to help the Engineers capture the three-day MIT Invitational this past weekend. She captured a pair of backstroke events (100 - 55.42 and 200 - 1:59:17), posted the top time in the preliminaries in the 100 freestyle (51.15) and led off the winning 800 yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:51.06. Jedryka also set a school record in the 50 yard backstroke, clocking a time of 26.63 during her initial leg of the 800-yard freestyle. All of her times are in the top six in the country and the 200 backstroke is the fastest time in the country.

Ryan, Yu, Jedryka and Thielking combined for a first place finish in the initial event of the MIT Invitational - the 800 yard freestyle - with an overall time of 7.28.88. Their time, an NCAA B cut, established a new school record in the event, beating the program's original mark by three seconds.

MIT returns to the pool on Saturday, January 10 when they travel to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for a 12 p.m. meet.