Westwood, Mass. (June 18) -- MIT has captured the 2019-20 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Presidents Cup, as announced by the conference office. Since the inception of this award in 2012-13, this marks the sixth straight and seventh time overall that MIT has captured the Women's Presidents Cup.
"I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of our athletic programs in the 2019-20 season," said Dr. G. Anthony Grant, MIT Director of Athletics. "Our student-athletes, coaches and staff were once again successful not only within the NEWMAC, but also both regionally and nationally. The NEWMAC has some of the top competition in the country across a variety of sports. To win the Women's Presidents Cup for the seventh time is a true testament to how hard our student-athletes work on a daily basis."
In 2019-20, the MIT women's programs captured four NEWMAC Championships as cross country, field hockey, soccer and swimming and diving all claimed league titles. For cross country, this marked the program's 13th straight championship as the team went on to place seventh at the NCAA Championship. After a 3-2 overtime win at Babson, the field hockey team won its second title in the last three seasons and the team advanced to the program's second Elite Eight and first since 2011. Women's soccer extended its home unbeaten streak to 50 straight games as the No. 5 ranked Engineers picked up their third straight NEWMAC Championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. For No. 8 ranked swimming and diving, the team earned the program's 10th straight NEWMAC title and had 14 student-athletes claim College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) All-America honors. In addition, the women's basketball team finished fourth in the NEWMAC regular-season standings and advanced to the program's third straight NEWMAC Championship Game.
"Congratulations to our student-athletes, coaches and staff on earning the NEWMAC Women's Presidents Cup for a remarkable seventh time," said MIT Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart. "The dedication of our MIT student-athletes both on the playing field and in the classroom is something that all of MIT is very proud of and it's wonderful to see this group rewarded with the Presidents Cup."