Meg Sisson French has been named as the Mary Frances Wagley `47 head coach for MIT men's and women's swimming and diving and a physical education and wellness instructor. French comes to MIT from Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in Claremont, Calif.
The MIT women's volleyball team collected its 13th consecutive American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award as announced by the organization last month. In addition, the Engineers earned a spot on the Academic Honor Roll by virtue of having one of the top 33 GPAs among Division III women’s programs. The college ranks produced 505 programs that met the requirements, including 175 Division III teams.
Cambridge, Mass. (August 7) -- Austin Ringheim has been named as the MIT water polo head coach and physical education and wellness instructor. Ringheim comes to MIT from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, where he served as the assistant head coach for both the men’s and women’s water polo programs.
The MIT men’s heavyweight crew program has announced its incoming recruiting class for the 2019-20 season as nine student-athletes join the team, which will be under the guidance of Tony Kilbridge, the H.W. McCurdy ‘22 Director of Rowing/Head Coach, for the 14th season.
A GPA of 3.553 on a 4.0 scale during the past academic year resulted in the MIT women’s basketball team ranking 23rd on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll. This was the fourth year in a row the Engineers made the list and sixth time overall.
Recently announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), MIT assistant director of communications, promotions and marketing, Mindy Brauer, has been honored with the Grant Burger Media Award for the New England Region.
Cambridge, Mass. (July 30) - The MIT softball team has announced its incoming recruiting class for the 2020 season as four student-athletes will join the program, which will be under the direction of second-year head coach Brooke Kalman.
The MIT baseball team has been honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) with the 2019 Team Academic Excellence Award. Teams from every level of college and high school baseball were recognized with this year’s award, which highlights programs coached by ABCA members that posted a GPA over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the entire 2018-19 academic year. The Engineers were one of 310 member programs honored as the team has a team GPA of 3.515 on a 4.0 scale.
The MIT women’s lacrosse team received multiple academic awards from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) last week. The Engineers were among 312 schools across NCAA Division I, II, III, and the NAIA to be named an IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad. In addition, MIT placed eight student-athletes on the IWLCA Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll.
Twenty-nine members of the MIT men’s and women’s track and field teams have been honored on the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Teams. The MIT men’s team ranks third in the country with 14 honorees, while the women’s team is tied for sixth nationally with 15 selections.
MIT women’s volleyball senior Abby Bertics (La Jolla, Calif.) has been put forward by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) as one of the league’s two NCAA Woman of the Year nominees. Bertics was one of a record 585 institutional nominees from three Divisions and joins Smith College’s Lauren Bondi as the two NEWMAC nominees.
Abby Bertics ’19, formerly of MIT’s women’s volleyball team, was named the 2018-19 Google Cloud Division III Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday. She joins Maryann Gong ’17, a two-time recipient for cross country/track and field, and Brad Gray ’98 of the football team on the Engineers’ list of all-time honorees. Bertics is also the second Division III women’s volleyball student-athlete to earn this award.
The MIT women’s tennis program will welcome five newcomers to the team for the 2019-20 season, as announced by head coach Carol Matsuzaki. Matsuzaki enters her 22nd season at MIT and is a 10-time NEWMAC Coach of the Year.
Cambridge, Mass. (July 23) - MIT squash head coach Thierry Lincou and assistant coach Amanda Sobhy are heading to the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru this week as the games are scheduled to open competition on Thursday, July 25.
Tempe, Ariz. (July 22) - For the 12th straight season, the MIT men's tennis team has been recognized for its academic success by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) All-Academic Team award. In addition, five student-athletes from the program received ITA Scholar-Athlete honors in 2019.
he MIT women’s tennis team has earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team honors, along with five individuals being named as ITA Scholar-Athletes. This marks the 17th consecutive season that the Engineers have been recognized with All-Academic Team accolades.
Lexington, Ky. (July 22) - For the 11th time in program history and four the fourth consecutive season, the MIT men's volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award.
Rochester, N.Y. (July 17) - Four members of the MIT men's volleyball program have been named to the 2019 United Volleyball Conference (UVC) President's List for achieving academic success in the classroom this spring. In addition, the program earned the UVC All-Academic Team award for the fifth consecutive season.
Cambridge, Mass. (July 15) - Rising senior Sam Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) became the second student-athlete in the history of the MIT swimming and diving program to swim an Olympic Trials cut as he posted a time of 23.13 swimming unattached at the 2019 Los Angeles Invitational at the University of Southern California over the weekend.
MIT men's basketball head coach Larry Anderson will be hosting The Basketball Academy @ MIT on August 10-11 in Rockwell Cage. Participants will be exposed to various drills and competitive games and will have the opportunity to learn from MIT coaches and players.
The Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Board of Stewards has announced the All-Academic Team for the 2018-19 academic year. A total of 281 student-athletes from 28 institutions were honored, with MIT producing 12 qualifiers, including an IRA-best 10 women’s lightweight representatives.
Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 3) - A combined 27 student-athletes from the MIT swimming and diving teams earned Scholar All-America and Honorable Mention Scholar All-America honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) as the organization released its selections this week. The men's team saw a Division III leading 17 selections which was two more than Denison, Kenyon and Washington University (Mo.) had this year, while the women's team had ten honorees in 2018-19, which ranked fourth in Division III.
Eight members of the MIT men’s and women’s track and field/cross country programs have been named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America Teams, as announced on Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Seven Engineers were named to the First Team, while MIT had one Second Team honoree and led all of Division III with eight selections.
Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 25) - The MIT men's and women's swimming and diving programs received Scholar All-America Team honors for academic excellence during the 2019 spring as semester as the College Swimming Coaches Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced their selections on Tuesday morning.
As announced recently by the Patriot League, the MIT women’s openweight crew team had 21 student-athletes named to the league’s Academic Honor Roll. Overall, 261 student-athletes were recognized over the nine women’s crew teams with MIT ranking fifth in total honorees.