2017-18 MIT Women's Swimming and Diving News

  • Zhou's National Runner-Up Performance on the 3-Meter Board Leads Women's Swimming and Diving to Sixth Place at NCAA Championship
    March 24, 2018
    Indianapolis, Ind. (March 24) - The MIT women's swimming and diving got a record-breaking performance from senior Jessica Chen (Rockville, Md.) in the 200-breast, a National Runner-Up finish on the 3-meter board by Blake Zhou (Palo Alto, Calif.) and gained eight All-America honors on the final night of the 2018 NCAA Division III Championship as the Engineers finished sixth overall in the team standings with 211 points. With the sixth-place finish, 2018 marks the seventh straight season in which MIT has placed inside the top-9 at the NCAA Championship.
  • Allen's National Runner-Up Finish in 200 Fly Highlights Day Three of NCAA's for Women's Swimming and Diving
    March 23, 2018
    Indianapolis, Ind. (March 23) - MIT women's swimming and diving freshman Kailey Allen (Tacoma, Wash.) highlighted the Engineers' efforts on the third night of the 2018 NCAA Division III National Championship as she was the National Runner-Up in the 200-fly. After three full days of competition in Indianapolis, MIT is sixth in the team standings with 167 points.
  • Women's Swimming and Diving Takes Home 11 All-America Honors On Second Night of NCAA Championship
    March 22, 2018
    Indianapolis, Ind. (March 22) - On the second night of the 2018 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championship being held in Indianapolis, the MIT women's swimming and diving team earned 11 All-America awards highlighted by a third-place finish by Blake Zhou (Palo Alto, Calif.) in the diving well as well as a record-breaking performance. by the 200-free relay team and an eighth-place finish by the 400-medley relay team. After two days in the pool, the Engineers are sixth in the team standings with 103 points.
  • Women's 200 Medley Relay Smashes Records and Named All-Americans on Opening Night of NCAA Championship
    March 21, 2018
    Indianapolis, Ind. (March 21) - On the first day of the 2018 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championship, MIT’s 200-medley relay team broke the school and the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) event records and earned All-America honors as the Engineers finished day one with 28 points through five events and sit in eighth place as a team. The 2018 NCAA Championship is being held at the Indianapolis University Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI and will continue through Saturday night.
  • NCAA Championship Preview for MIT Swimming and Diving
    March 20, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (March 20) – The MIT men's and women's swimming and diving teams are in Indianapolis for the 2018 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championship which will begin tomorrow and run through Saturday, March 24 inside the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI.
  • Zhou Wins 1-Meter Board at Regionals and Will Be Joined By Two Other Engineers at Nationals
    March 03, 2018
    Middlebury, Vt. (March 3) - MIT sophomore diver Blake Zhou (Palo Alto, Calif.) won the 1-meter board and the women's team earned three bids to the 2018 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship after a successful weekend at the Northeast-North Diving Regional hosted by Middlebury College.
  • Deborah Wen Wins 3-Meter Board for MIT at NCAA Diving Regionals
    March 02, 2018
    Middlebury, Vt. (March 2) - MIT women's swimming and diving freshman Deborah Wen (Honolulu, Hawaii) registered a score of 458.25 to win the 3-meter board on the first day of the NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regional held at Middlebury College.
  • Ten Women's Swimmers Selected to Compete at NCAA Division III Championship
    March 01, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (March 1) - After winning its eighth straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) crown last weekend, the No. 7 MIT women's swimming and diving team will have ten swimmers represented at the 2018 NCAA Division III Championship, which is scheduled to take place at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis from March 21-24, 2018.
  • MIT To Send Six Divers To Regionals This Weekend
    February 28, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (February 28) – After winning their tenth and eighth straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships, respectively last weekend, the MIT men's and women's swimming and diving teams will send six student-athletes to compete in this weekend's NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regionals hosted by Middlebury College. Action is slated to get underway at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
  • MIT Swimming and Diving Earns Three NEWMAC Major Awards
    February 27, 2018
    Westwood, Mass. (February 27) – After the men’s swimming and diving team won its tenth straight New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship and the women’s swimming and diving team won its eighth consecutive league title, MIT was honored with three major awards from the conference office.
  • Women's Swimming and Diving Wins Eighth Consecutive NEWMAC Championship
    February 25, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (February 25) - The MIT women's swimming and diving team won its eighth straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship this evening after the Engineers totaled 1314 points.
  • Three Records Fall for Women's Swimming and Diving on Night Three of NEWMAC Championship
    February 24, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (February 24) - The MIT women's swimming and diving team broke three records on the third night of the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship, hosted inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool in Cambridge.
  • Women's Swimming and Diving Extends Lead on Second Night of NEWMAC Championship
    February 23, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (February 23) - On the second night of the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship, the No. 7 MIT women's swimming and diving team extended its lead and now has 427 points. The Engineers claimed first place in four of six contested events in tonight's championship finals session.
  • Women's Swimming and Diving Opens NEWMAC Championship With Second Place In 800 Free Relay
    February 22, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (February 22) - On the opening night of the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championship, hosted by MIT inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool, the MIT women's swimming and diving team finished second in the 800-free relay in the only event contested this evening.
  • Program Best 15 Student-Athletes from No. 7 Women’s Swimming and Diving Earn NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Accolades
    February 13, 2018
    Westwood, Mass. (February 13) – The women’s swimming and diving team, ranked No. 7 in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division III national poll, had 15 student-athletes earn New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference honors when the league announced its selections this morning. Not only was 15 student-athletes a new program record but it led the NEWMAC this season.
  • Jessica Chen Named NEWMAC Women's Swimmer of the Week
    February 05, 2018
    Westwood, Mass. (February 5) – For the second time this season, MIT women’s swimming and diving senior Jessica Chen (Rockville, Md.) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Swimmer of the Week.
  • No. 8 Women's Swimming and Diving Edged By No. 10 Amherst On Senior Day
    February 03, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (February 3) - In its final dual meet of the 2018 season, the No. 8 MIT women’s swimming and diving team fell to No. 10 Amherst College by a score of 171.5-128.5 on Saturday afternoon in Cambridge. Prior to the meet, the Engineers honored seniors Jessica Chen (Rockville, Md.) and Mary Thielking (Fishers, Ind.) for their contributions towards the program over the past four years.
  • Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Academic Awards
    January 30, 2018
    Norfolk, Va. (January 30) - The MIT men's and women's swimming and diving teams, ranked No. 4 and No. 8, respectively, in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division III national polls, have both earned the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Award as the association announced its selections yesterday morning.
  • Hannah Mahaffey and Deborah Wen Earn NEWMAC Athlete of the Week Accolades
    January 29, 2018
    Westwood, Mass. (January 29) – MIT women’s swimming diving freshman Hannah Mahaffey (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and classmate Deborah Wen (Honolulu, Hawaii) have been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimmer and Diver of the Week, respectively, when the league announced its selections on Monday afternoon.
  • No. 8 Women's Swimming and Diving Clipped By Division I Boston College, 163-137
    January 26, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (January 26) - The No. 8 MIT women’s swimming and diving team was edged by Division I Boston College on Friday evening inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool. The visiting Eagles needed every point to win as they defeated the host Engineers by a final score of 163-137.
  • Kailey Allen Named NEWMAC Swimmer of the Week for Third Time This Year
    January 22, 2018
    Westwood, Mass. (January 22) – For the third time this season, MIT women’s swimming and diving freshman Kailey Allen (Tacoma, Wash.) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Swimmer of the Week as she aided the No. 8 women’s swimming and diving team to its first win over No. 5 NYU in program history last Friday.
  • No. 8 Women's Swimming and Diving Defeats No. 5 NYU, Falls to No. 6 Williams In Battle of Top-10 Teams
    January 19, 2018
    Williamstown, Mass. (January 19) - In a double-dual meet between three of top-ten teams in Division III, the No. 8 ranked MIT women's swimming and diving team defeated No. 5 NYU by a score of 155-145 but fell to No. 6 Williams College, 207-93 on Friday afternoon in Western Massachusetts. The win over NYU marked the first time in program history in which the Engineers have defeated the Violets in a dual meet.
  • Kailey Allen Named NEWMAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week
    January 16, 2018
    Westwood, Mass. (January 18) – After helping the No. 8 women’s swimming and diving team to a 180-102 win over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Saturday afternoon, MIT freshman Kailey Allen (Tacoma, Wash.) was named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Swimmer of the Week. Allen picked up her second Athlete of the Week honor of the season the announcement this afternoon.
  • No. 8 Women's Swimming and Diving Downs Coast Guard, 180-102
    January 13, 2018
    Cambridge, Mass. (January 13) - The No. 8 ranked MIT women's swimming and diving team opened 2018 with a dominant 180-102 win over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers won 12 of 16 events and swept the top three spots in four different events including the 100-back, 100-free, 200-back, and 1-meter dive.
  • Women’s Swimming and Diving Sweeps NEWMAC Weekly Awards
    December 04, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (December 4) – After a very successful Winter Invitational this past weekend, the No. 8 ranked MIT women’s swimming and diving team has swept the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly awards, when the league announced its selections this afternoon.
  • Chen Smashes 200 Breast School Record as Women's Swimming and Diving Finishes Second at Winter Invite
    December 03, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (December 3) - MIT women’s swimming and diving senior Jessica Chen (Rockville, Md.) broke the program record in the 200-breast this morning during prelims with a time of 2:19.62 and then bettered her time with a first place finish and an NCAA “B” cut mark of 2:18.17 tonight as she guided the Engineers to a second place finish at the annual Winter Invitational. Chen’s school record was the second one she had broken this weekend as she also topped the mark in the 100-breast yesterday.
  • Allen and Chen Break Records on Night Two of MIT Winter Invitational
    December 02, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (December 2) - Led by record breaking performances in the 200-fly by freshman Kailey Allen (Tacoma, Wash.) and in the 100-breast by Jessica Chen (Rockville, Md.), the No. 8 MIT women’s swimming and diving team took control of first place at this year’s MIT Winter Invitational. On top of the two new records, the women’s program swam a total of 12 NCAA “B” cut times between prelims and finals today
  • Zhou and 800 Free Relay Lead Engineers on Day One of MIT Winter Invite
    December 01, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (December 1) - The No. 8 ranked MIT women's swimming and diving team opened action at the annual MIT Winter Invitational on Friday evening as the Engineers competed in the 800-free relay, the 1650-free and the 1-meter dive.
  • Women’s Swimming and Diving Sweeps NEWMAC Athlete of the Week Awards
    November 20, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (November 20) – After defeating both WPI and Bowdoin College on Saturday afternoon, the No. 8 ranked MIT women’s swimming and diving team has swept the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly awards, when the league announced its selections this afternoon.
  • No. 8 Women's Swimming and Diving Defeats WPI & Bowdoin In Double Dual
    November 18, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (November 18) - In a double dual meet with NEWMAC foe WPI and NESCAC opponent Bowdoin College, the No. 8 MIT women's swimming and diving team came away with wins over both teams as the Engineers defeated WPI, 239-55, and Bowdoin 196-97 inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool on Saturday afternoon.
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