Westwood, Mass. (March 9) -- The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the 2019-20 Winter All-Sportsmanship selections. The award is intended to recognize one student-athlete from each institution in every sport that best demonstrates the ideals of the NEWMAC and its Code of Conduct, regardless of their overall performance or statistics for the season.
The MIT honorees for men's and women's basketball and men's and women's swimming and diving are senior Christien Williams (Raleigh, N.C.), junior Kylie Gallagher (Upton, Mass.), junior Henry Hu (Southbury, Conn.) and first-year Jennifer Xiong (Buffalo Grove, Ill.).
Williams, a two-time men's basketball team captain, is a three-time NEWMAC Academic All-Conference selection who is named to the All-Sportsmanship Team for the first time. He is a computer science major who started all 15 games he appeared in this season, including a career-high 16-point outing to go along with seven rebounds vs. Coast Guard.
Gallagher, a two-time NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honoree, is also a first-time All-Sportsmanship Team selection. The 2017-18 NEWMAC Rookie of the Year, she started all 18 games she appeared in this season while averaging career-highs in points (10.6) and rebounds (7.7) per game.
Hu, a computer science major and a two-time NEWMAC Academic All-Conference selection, is also a two-time CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American. At the NEWMAC Championship, Hu swam the leadoff leg of the 200-medley relay that set the meet record with a time of 1:28.51 that was also an NCAA B Cut. He also scored in the 100 back, 200 back and 100 fly.
Xiong is undecided on her major and was a four-time varsity letter winner at Adlai E. Stevenson High School. At MIT, she captured the B final of the 100 free at the NEWMAC Championship with a time of 53.33 seconds. She was also on the third leg of the 400-free relay that won the B final in 3:31.67, along with a fifth-place finish in the A final of the 200 free at 1:55.82.