Westwood, Mass. (June 24) – 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.
The NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team is comprised of 65 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.
Kevin Fang '21, Henry Hu '21, and Justin Liu '21 received their third NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team award while rising seniors Nicholas Baginski (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.), Kyri Chen (Naperville, Ill.), Brian Glat (Armonk, N.Y.), David He (South Setauket, N.Y.), and Jordan Ren (Chapel Hill, N.C.) were repeat honorees. Rising seniors Alex Ellison (Tomball, Texas), Jay Lang (South Lyon, Mich.), and Brandon Yue (Sammamish, Wash.) along with rising juniors Trevor Carter (Glen Ellyn, Ill.), Adam Janicki (Falls Church, Va.), Jaya Kambhampaty (Arlington, Va.), Trent Piercy (Austin, Texas), James Richardson (Mercer Island, Wash.), Jake Shapiro (Northbrook, Ill.), Samuel Song (Johns Creek, Ga.), Brendan Wagner (Elmhurst, Ill.), and Henry Wang (Dallas, Texas) made the list for the first time.