For the third consecutive season, the MIT baseball team has been honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) with the Team Academic Excellence Award. Teams from every level of college and high school baseball were recognized with this year’s award as eligible teams had to post a 3.0 team GPA on a 4.0 scale for the entire 2019-20 academic year. The ABCA established the award in the 2015-16 season.
Rochester, N.Y. (August 5) - Seven student-athletes from the MIT men's volleyball team have been named to the 2020 United Volleyball Conference (UVC) All-Academic Team this season as the league office announced its honorees earlier today.
Cambridge, Mass. (July 30) - Four members of the MIT men's tennis team have been named as Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes this year. In addition, the men's tennis program has earned All-Academic Team honors for the 13th straight season.
MIT women’s tennis junior Megan Guenther (Willowbrook, Ill.), junior Vanessa Kitova (Beverly, Mass.) and first-year Yuka Perera (Santa Barbara, Calif.) have been named as Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes. In addition, the women’s tennis team has earned All-Academic Team honors for the 18th straight season.
The College Squash Association (CSA) has been actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented impact it is having on colleges and universities, including our member institutions. We are encouraged that recreational squash is returning in some states with the implementation of effective public health guidelines. However, the disruption to college athletics continues, including the cancelation of fall semester competitions in many conferences.
The MIT women's volleyball team collected its 14th consecutive United States Marine Corps (USMC)/American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award as announced by the AVCA on Monday. In addition, the Engineers earned a spot on the Academic Honor Roll by virtue of having one of the top 49 GPAs among Division III women’s programs. The college ranks produced 629 programs that met the requirements, including 231 Division III teams.
Twenty-three members of the MIT men’s and women’s track and field teams have been named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Teams. The Engineers are ranked fourth on the men’s side with nine honorees, while the women’s squad is tied for fifth with 14 All-Academic Team members. Overall, MIT is fourth nationally with the 23 All-Academic Team individuals.
BRIDGEPORT, Pa. (July 20) — Dan Sharadin, Commissioner of the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA), Mid-Atlantic Water Polo Conference (MAWPC) and Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC), announced the decision to not offer Fall 2020 competition in both the MAWPC and the NWPC.
Westwood, Mass. - As our members release timelines and plans for this year, the NEWMAC Presidents Council acknowledges that the traditional way of conducting a conference schedule is not possible and based on this have unanimously decided to suspend conference play and championships for the fall semester. This includes the sports of men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, volleyball and men's and women's soccer. Practice and other athletically-related activities at member institution's campuses are permitted in accordance with NCAA Division III Regulations as well as institutional and state and local health and safety guidelines.
MIT today announced its plans for the fall 2020 semester in an email from MIT President L. Rafael Reif. The plans will have a direct and immediate impact on the MIT Athletics fall seasons for varsity sports.
Cambridge, Mass. (July 17) -- The 2020 Basketball Academy at MIT, which is conducted by the MIT men’s basketball program, has been cancelled for this summer. Originally scheduled for August 8-9, 2020, the event will now take place on August 14-15, 2021.
Westwood, Mass. (July 15) -- MIT women’s soccer senior Emily Berzolla (Riverside, Conn.) has been named as one of the two New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) NCAA Woman of the Year candidates, as voted on by a panel of league administrators. Berzolla was one of a record 605 institutional nominees from across the three NCAA divisions and joins senior Adora Lawrence (track and field) from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy as a candidate for the Woman of the Year award from the NEWMAC this year.
Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 10) - A combined 23 student-athletes from the MIT men's and women's 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. Both the men's and women's swimming and diving teams ranked sixth in Division III with 11 and 12 selections, respectively.
Cambridge, Mass. (July 3) - Four student-athletes from the MIT men's and women's swimming and diving programs, both past and present, qualified for the 2020 United States Olympic Trials which were scheduled to take place from June 21-28 in Omaha, Nebraska. However, due to CoVID-19, these four student-athletes will have to wait until next summer to compete on the national stage. The Olympic Trials are now scheduled for June 13-20, 2021 at the Chi Health Center in Omaha.
Cambridge, Mass. (July 2) -- The MIT men’s basketball program has announced its incoming recruiting class as first-years Micah Boone (Pike Road, Ala.), Jake Jones (Weston, Conn.) and Luke Wagner (Austin, Texas) will be joining the team for the 2020-21 season.
As announced by the Patriot League office, the MIT women’s openweight crew team had 16 student-athletes named to the league’s Academic Honor Roll. Overall, the league honored 358 student-athletes for women’s rowing.
Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 30) - The MIT men's and women's swimming and diving programs received Scholar All-America Team honors for academic excellence as the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced their selections on Tuesday morning. MIT was one of 461 schools to earn the award.
Cambridge, Mass. (June 26) - The MIT softball team has announced its incoming recruiting class for the 2021 season as the Engineers and head coach Brooke Kalman welcome eight incoming first-years to the team.
Led by senior Academic All-America of the Year Katie Bacher (Macungie, Pa.), seven members of the MIT men’s and women’s cross country/track & field teams earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. The Engineers had six First Team honorees and one Second Team selection.
Cambridge, Mass. (June 22) -- The MIT women’s tennis program has announced its incoming recruiting class for the 2020-21 season as the Engineers and head coach Carol Matsuzaki welcome two incoming first-years to the team. This year’s class features Irene Huang from San Diego, Calif. and Kimberly Liao from Commack, N.Y.
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.
Austin, Texas (June 17) - A Division III leading seven MIT student-athletes - three men and four women - have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America At-Large teams this spring as the organization released its selections this afternoon.
Annapolis, Md. (June 15) - MIT sailing senior Marcus Abate (Kemah, Texas) and junior Emily Haig (Beach Haven, N.J.) have been named All-Americans for the 2019-20 season as the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) released its selections via virtual awards show on Facebook Live on Friday evening. You can watch the entire awards program here.
Austin, Texas (June 9) - MIT softball seniors Sarah Von Ahn (West Linn, Ore.) and Devon Goetz (Rockville, Md.) have both been named Second Team Academic All-Americans, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Von Ahn becomes the first three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American in program history, while Goetz picks up the first Academic All-America honor of her career this spring.
Austin, Texas (June 9) -- MIT senior outfielder Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.) has been named as a 2020 First Team Academic All-America honoree, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Johnston is the first three-time Academic All-American in MIT baseball program history as he earns First Team accolades for the first time.