Cambridge, Mass. (March 17) – Sophomore Christina Antonakakis (Holmdel, N.J.) was voted to the D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Third Team, marking the sixth straight year the MIT women's basketball team received this award. She joins Sabrina Drammis '16, a two-time pick, and Kara Holinski '19, a three-time honoree and the 2015-16 Northeast Rookie of the Year, on the Engineers' all-time list.
Earlier this month, Antonakakis was named to the NEWMAC All-Conference First Team. She paced the conference in points (418) and points per game (17.4), both of which rank third in the MIT record book. Antonakakis knocked down a program-record and NEWMAC-best 71 three-point field goals, surpassing the mark of 65 set by Holinski last season, and also led the way in three-point field goal percentage (40.3). She drained an Institute record eight three-pointers at Suffolk University on January 9, eclipsing the mark of seven that was set by Clara Yuan '09 in 2006 and tied by Holinski in 2017.
Antonakakis's free throw percentage of 87.3 ranked second in the league and it broke the MIT record of 77.9 set by Martha Beverage '87 that was established during the 1986-87 season. She also tied Diane Ozelius's '79 record for points in a game (33) which was set on February 17, 1978. Antonakakis first reached this mark against Wellesley College in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC Tournament and then repeated this performance two days later at Babson College in the semifinals.
Antonakakis also ranked third in the NEWMAC in minutes per game (35.5), fourth in made free throws (89) and assists (85), and sixth in made field goals (129) and minutes (851).