MIT Athletics News

  • 2020-21 DAPER COVID-19 RESOURCES
    August 28, 2020
    Members of the MIT community can click here for information and resources regarding COVID-19 and returning to campus
  • Men’s Volleyball Receives UVC Academic Accolades
    June 30, 2021
    Eight student-athletes represented the MIT men’s volleyball team on the United Volleyball Conference (UVC) All-Academic List. In addition, the Engineers were recognized as a UVC All-Academic Team, marking the seventh straight year they have received this award.
  • Women's Tennis Leads League with Nine NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Honorees
    June 30, 2021
    A league-leading nine members of the MIT women’s tennis team have been named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference Team. Overall, 46 women’s tennis student-athletes were honored across the conference as every MIT player on the roster who was eligible earned Academic All-Conference accolades.
  • Men’s Tennis Places Six on NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team
    June 30, 2021
    The MIT men’s tennis team saw six student-athletes earn a spot on the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team as announced by the league on Wednesday. The list is comprised of 27 student-athletes who earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.35 on a 5.0 scale after the 2021 spring semester, achieved second-year academic status at their institution, and been a member of the team for the entire semester.
  • Women’s Lacrosse Leads NEWMAC With Program-Record 19 Academic All-Conference Team Selections
    June 29, 2021
    The MIT women’s lacrosse team led the NEWMAC with a program-record 19 student-athletes earning a spot on the Academic All-Conference Team, shattering the previous mark of 12 that was established in 2019 and tied last year. The list is comprised of 86 student-athletes who earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.35 on a 5.0 scale after the 2021 spring semester, achieved second-year academic status at their institution and been a member of the team for the entire semester.
  • Men’s Lacrosse Collects Program-Record and League-High 20 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Accolades
    June 29, 2021
    The MIT men’s lacrosse team generated a program-record 20 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team selections, eclipsing the previous mark of 18 that was established in 2019 and tied last year. In addition, the Engineers extended their streak to eight straight years with the highest total in the league. The list is comprised of 75 student-athletes who earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.35 on a 5.0 scale after the 2021 spring semester, achieved second-year academic status at their institution, and been a member of the team for the entire semester.
  • Softball Produces Seven NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team Honors
    June 28, 2021
    The MIT softball team received seven NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team honors as announced by the league on Monday. The list is comprised of 64 student-athletes who earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.35 on a 5.0 scale after the 2021 spring semester, achieved second-year academic status at their institution and been a member of the team for the entire semester.
  • Baseball Earns 13 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Honors
    June 28, 2021
    As announced by the league today, 13 members of the MIT baseball team have been named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference Team. Overall, 94 baseball student-athletes were honored across the conference.
  • Women’s Swimming and Diving Collects CSCAA and NEWMAC Academic Honors
    June 24, 2021
    For the first time in program history, the MIT women’s swimming and diving team recorded the highest GPA among all NCAA Division III programs and led all three divisions as announced by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The Engineers earned top CSCAA Scholar All-America Team honors with a 3.90 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the conclusion of the 2021 spring semester, completing the awards sweep as MIT’s men’s squad also had a 3.90 GPA and led the way across all three NCAA divisions. In addition, MIT generated a program-record and a league-high 20 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team selections, surpassing the previous mark of 19 that was set during the 2018-19 season.
  • Men’s Swimming and Diving Earns CSCAA and NEWMAC Academic Accolades
    June 24, 2021
    For the second straight semester, the MIT men’s swimming and diving team recorded the highest GPA across all three NCAA divisions as announced by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The Engineers earned top CSCAA Scholar All-America Team honors with a 3.90 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the conclusion of the 2021 spring semester. In addition, MIT saw a program-record and a league-high 20 student-athletes earn a spot on the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team, eclipsing the previous mark of 17 that was established during the 2017-18 season.
  • Men's Basketball Lands Five on NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team
    June 24, 2021
    A league-leading five members of the MIT men’s basketball team have been named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference Team. Overall, 21 men’s basketball student-athletes were honored across the conference.
  • Women’s Basketball Collects Seven NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Awards
    June 22, 2021
    The MIT women’s basketball team collected seven NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team selections as announced by the league on Tuesday. The list is comprised of 62 student-athletes who earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.35 on a 5.0 scale after the 2021 spring semester, achieved second-year academic status at their institution, and have been a member of the team for the entire semester.
  • Six Current Student-Athletes Named as 2021 Burchard Scholars
    June 16, 2021
    Six current MIT student-athletes have been named as 2021 Burchard Scholars by the MIT School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (MIT SHASS). 
  • Jewell Promoted to Manager of Club Sports, Intramurals and Sports Camps
    June 14, 2021
    Nick Jewell has been promoted to the position of manager of club sports, intramurals and sports camps, as announced by Dr. G. Anthony Grant, MIT director of athletics/DAPER department head. Jewell had served as the interim manager of club sports, intramurals and sports camps since December 2020.
  • Gantman, Basinger Named to CoSIDA Football Academic All-District Team
    June 14, 2021
    MIT football senior Sam Gantman (Mendota Heights, Minn.) and junior Nathan Basinger (Dalton, Ohio) have been named to the 2020-21 Academic All-District Football Team, selected by CoSIDA. This program recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. The program recognizes football honorees in four divisions - NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
  • Andie Maloney Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Volleyball Team
    June 11, 2021
    Andie Maloney ’21 (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Volleyball Team on Thursday. A first-time honoree, she will represent MIT on the national ballot and will contend for Academic All-America accolades to be voted on later this month. In addition, this is the ninth year in a row the Engineers have earned at least one All-District Team selection.
  • Hunter Named as Director of Track and Field and Cross Country/Track and Field Head Coach
    June 10, 2021
    J.J. Hunter has been named as the MIT director of track and field and cross country/track and field head coach and physical education and wellness instructor, as announced by Dr. G. Anthony Grant, MIT’s director of athletics/DAPER department head. Hunter comes to MIT from Division III Kenyon College (OH), where he served as the track and field head coach for the 2020-21 season.
  • Men's Lacrosse Receives Program-Record Four NEILA All-Academic Team Selections
    June 08, 2021
    The MIT men’s lacrosse team collected an Institute-record four All-Academic Team selections as announced by the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association on Monday. Mark Heatzig ’21 (Boca Raton, Fla.), Oliver Heins ’21 (Fair Haven, N.J.), Eric Pence ‘21 (Portland, Ore.), and Gavin Vandenberg ’21 (Elmhurst, Ill.) represented the Engineers on the list as they eclipsed the previous program record of three honors which was set in 2016 and tied in 2019. Nominees must have senior or graduate-student standing, a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, and must be a starter or significant contributor on the field.
  • "MIT baseball coach uses sensors, motion capture technology to teach pitching"
    June 07, 2021
    The field of sports analytics is most known for assessing player and team performance during competition, but MIT Baseball’s pitching coach, Todd Carroll, is bringing a different kind of analytics to the practice field for his student athletes.
  • Four From Women's Soccer Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    June 03, 2021
    Cambridge, Mass. (June 4) - Four student-athletes from the MIT women's soccer team have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team. The 2020-21 CoSIDA Women's Soccer Academic All-District Team recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
  • Aaron Makikalli Placed on CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    June 03, 2021
    Cambridge, Mass. (June 3) - For the second consecutive year, MIT men's soccer senior captain Aaron Makikalli (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team. The 2020-21 CoSIDA Men's Soccer Academic All-District Team recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. 
  • Past and Present Engineers Bound for United States Olympic Trials
    May 31, 2021
    Cambridge, Mass. (May 31) - 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 4-7, 2021 at the Chi Health Center in Omaha.
  • Justin Liu Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
    May 28, 2021
    Indianapolis, Ind. (May 28) – MIT men’s swimming and diving senior Justin Liu (Linwood, N.J.) has been awarded with the 2021 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Liu will graduate from MIT with a degree in biological engineering and has been heavily involved both on the swim team and in the greater MIT community throughout his four years in Cambridge.
  • NEWMAC Announces 2021 Spring All-Sportsmanship Team Selections
    May 25, 2021
    Westwood, Mass. (May 25) -- The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) recently announced the 2021 Spring All-Sportsmanship Team honorees for baseball, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, softball, men's tennis, women's tennis, men's track and field and women's track and field.
  • MIT Athletics Celebrates 2020-21 Year At 35th Annual Student-Athlete Excellence Banquet
    May 24, 2021
    The 35th Annual Celebration of Student-Athlete Award Winners, presented by the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
  • "Meet the Staff" with Becca Shaw, MIT's Special Assistant to the Athletic Director/Department Head
    May 19, 2021
    Cambridge, Mass. (May 19) - As part of a series that is taking place throughout the 2020-21 academic year, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) is featuring a number of coaches and DAPER staff members to learn more about them. This next installment of the series features Becca Shaw, who is in her second year as the Special Assistant to the Athletic Director/Department Head and her seventh season as an assistant with the Field Hockey program.
  • "Meet the Coaches" with MIT Men's Soccer Head Coach Ken Bovell
    May 14, 2021
    Cambridge, Mass. (May 14) -- As part of a series that is taking place throughout the 2020-21 academic year, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) is featuring a number of head coaches and DAPER staff members to learn more about them. This next installment of the series features MIT head coach Ken Bovell, who is currently in his sixth season at the helm of the men's soccer program.
  • Get to Know New MIT Women's Basketball Head Coach Lucia Robinson-Griggs
    May 12, 2021
    Lucia Robinson-Griggs, the recently named 13th women's basketball head coach in MIT history, discusses her transition from assistant and associate head coach at MIT to becoming the head coach of the Engineers, her vision for the program, and what she's most excited about for the upcoming season.
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