Kayla Holman Named NEWMAC Rookie of the Year

Freshman Kayla Holman
Freshman Kayla Holman

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (February 20) - MIT women's swimming and diving freshman Kayla Holman (Menlo Park, Calif.) was named as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Rookie of the Year after an outstanding performance at this weekend's four-day league championship meet.

In her first NEWMAC Championship, Holman registered individual wins in the 200-IM, the 100-fly and the 200-fly and she aided the Engineers' 400-medley relay team as well as the 400-free relay team to victory. Holman was the anchor of the 200-free relay "B" team and the 200-medley relay "B" team as both teams claimed first place in the "B" finals of both events.

Individually, Holman swam personal best times and earned NCAA "B" cut times in the 200-IM (2:06.40), the 200-fly (2:04.55) and the 400-IM (4:30.04 - time trials) in addition to setting a collegiate best time in the 100-fly during prelims of the event (57.16).

Holman aided the Engineers to their seventh straight NEWMAC Championship title with a team score of 1422 points. The team score of 1422 was nearly double the amount that second place finisher WPI totaled (769.5) and is the most points a single team has scored during the championship meet in NEWMAC history.

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