Westwood, Mass. (February 26) -- MIT men's basketball senior Bradley Jomard (Paris, France) has been named as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Athlete of the Year, as voted by the league's head coaches. Jomard is also a First Team All-Conference selection as he is joined on the First Team by seniors AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.) and Tim Roberts (Oak Bluffs, Mass.). In addition, Jurko was named to the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship Team for the third straight season.
This marks the fourth time in league history and the second time for MIT that one team has had three First Team honorees. The last time the Engineers had three First Team selections was in the 2011-12 season.
Jomard is the fifth MIT men's basketball player to earn Athlete of the Year honors and the first since Will Tashman in 2012-13. A three-time First Team All-Conference selection, Jomard leads the Engineers in scoring at 18.5 points per game while shooting 55 percent from the field and adding five rebounds and 6.1 assists per game. In a road win at Babson earlier this season, Jomard registered a career-high 38 points that included 29 points in the second half alone.
This season, Jomard was named to the Bevo Francis Award Top 100 Watch List for the second straight season and was a preseason All-American selection by D3Hoops.com and Street & Smith's. In addition, Jomard is a three-time NEWMAC Offensive Athlete of the Week and a one-time Defensive Athlete of the Week while also earning a spot on the D3Hoops.com National Team of the Week on February 4th.
Jurko, a two-time team captain, is named to the First Team for the second time in his career and was also a Second Team honoree in 2017-18. The 2018 NEWMAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player and a Fourth Team All-Region performer in 2018, Jurko averages 17.2 points and 7.5 assists per game this year with 15 double-digit scoring games and two double-doubles. He has three double-digit assist games, including an MIT single-game record 16 assists in a home victory over Lasell College in December. In an overtime home victory over Babson this season, Jurko posted a career-high 37 points that included a three-pointer in the final seconds that sent the game into the extra period. Following that performance, Jurko was named to the D3Hoops.com National Team of the Week.
Roberts is honored as a First Team All-Conference performer for the first time in his career. This year, he has been named as the NEWMAC Offensive Athlete of the Week on four occasions and is a three-time Defensive Athlete of the Week and a one-time selection to the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week. Roberts is currently shooting an MIT single-season record 69.2 percent from the field, which ranks him third in the nation and first in the NEWMAC for the second straight year. He also has 17 double-doubles, which is tied for seventh nationally as he is averaging 15 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. He has 18 double-digit rebounding games, including a stretch of 13 straight games that featured a career-high 18 rebounds in a home victory over Fitchburg State in December.