2017-18 MIT Women's Swimming and Diving News

  • 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.
  • Kailey Allen and Women’s 400 Free Relay Earn NEWMAC Athlete of the Week Honors
    November 13, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (November 13) – Freshman Kailey Allen (Tacoma, Wash.) and the 400 free relay team comprised of Lilia Staszel (Brighton, Mich.), Ashley Pearson (Stafford, Va.), Delaney Burns (Scituate, Mass.) and Kayla Holman (Menlo Park, Calif.) have all earned New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Athlete of the Week honors for their performances against Division I Cornell University and Brown University over the weekend. 
  • No. 6 Women's Swimming and Diving Falls To Brown, 224.5-74.5
    November 11, 2017
    Providence, R.I. (November 11) - Freshman Kailey Allen (Tacoma, Wash.) bested her nation leading time in the 200-fly this afternoon for the No. 6 ranked MIT women’s swimming and diving team, but the Engineers fell to Division I Brown by a score of 224.5-74.5 on the road.
  • No. 6 Women's Swimming and Diving Topped By Cornell, 135-106
    November 10, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (November 10) - Freshman Kailey Allen (Tacoma, Wash.) swam the fastest time in the country in the 200-fly and the Engineers swept the top-two spots in the final relay of the night, but the No. 6 MIT women’s swimming and diving team came up just short against Division I foe Cornell University, 135-106, on Friday night in Cambridge.
  • Deborah Wen Named NEWMAC Women’s Diver of the Week
    November 07, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (November 7) - After her outstanding performance in her collegiate debut at Springfield College on Saturday, MIT women's swimming and diving freshman Deborah Wen (Honolulu, Hawaii) has been named as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Diver of the Week, as announced by the league yesterday.
  • No. 6 Women's Swimming and Diving Defeats Springfield In Season Opener
    November 04, 2017
    Springfield, Mass. (November 4) - In the season opener for the No. 6 nationally-ranked MIT women’s swimming and diving team, the Engineers came away with a 195.5-99.5 win over New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Springfield College on Saturday afternoon in Western Massachusetts. MIT won 13 of 16 contested events and tied in the 100-fly on the way to victory this afternoon.
  • No. 6 Women’s Swimming and Diving Picked First In NEWMAC Preseason Poll
    October 27, 2017
    Westwood, Mass. (October 27) – In the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s swimming and diving preseason coaches’ poll, which was released by the league this morning, the No. 6 nationally-ranked MIT women’s swimming and diving team has been picked the win the conference championship for the eighth straight year. The Engineers earned nine of a possible ten first place votes, with each head coach not allowed to vote for their own team.
  • MIT Swimming and Diving Releases 2017-18 Schedule
    September 07, 2017
    Cambridge, Mass. (September 8) – The MIT men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs have releases their schedules for the 2017-18 season which will feature five home dual meets, the annual three-day Winter Invitational and four-day New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship. The Engineers will be under the guidance of third-year Mary Frances Wagley ’47 Head Coach Dani Korman.
  • MIT Swimming and Diving Adds 21 For 2017-18 Season
    August 15, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (August 15) – A combined 21 incoming freshmen - 10 men and 11 women - will be added to the MIT men's and women's swimming and diving teams this fall, as announced by Mary Frances Wagley '47 Head Coach Dani Korman.