Cambridge, Mass. (January 20) -- In the recently held "Giving Tuesday" event, the MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) raised a total of $146,105.90, as announced by Dr. G. Anthony Grant, MIT’s director of athletics/DAPER department head. Overall, DAPER secured 648 total gifts from 549 donors.
Jamie Shannon has resigned as the MIT manager of club sports, intramurals and sports camps and has accepted the position of director of campus recreation at the College of the Holy Cross, as announced by Dr. G. Anthony Grant, MIT director of athletics/DAPER department head.
MIT today announced its plans for the spring 2021 semester in an email from MIT Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart. The plans will have a direct impact on the MIT Athletics winter seasons for varsity sports, as well as the other programming areas within the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER).
MIT men’s basketball head coach/associate professor Larry Anderson has been named as the MIT athletics diversity and inclusion designee (ADID), as announced by Dr. G. Anthony Grant, MIT Director of Athletics/DAPER Department Head. In this role, Anderson will be the point of communication between the NCAA National Office, the MIT athletic department and the campus when information around inclusive programs, emerging diversity issues and other related initiatives need to be shared.
The MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) has announced the 2020-21 programming schedule for the Levitch Leadership Laboratory (L^3). The program was formerly known as the Student-Athlete Leadership Program (SALP) and was renamed as part of an expansion of the program that is made possible by the generous support of Joe Levitch `69.
The MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) has renamed the DAPER Leadership and Innovation Fund for Excellence in Athletics (LIFE) as the Julie Soriero LIFE Fund, in honor of former Director of Athletics/DAPER Department Head Julie Soriero, who retired in 2019. Soriero served in her role at MIT from 2007-2019 and during her career, she transformed the the department into one of the most successful in the country.
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.
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.
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.
On Wednesday, May 27, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) celebrated another outstanding year as it announced its end of the year award winners at the 34th Annual Student-Athlete Excellence Banquet, which was presented virtually on Facebook.