2020-21 MIT Women's Swimming and Diving News

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "Meet the Coaches" - MIT Diving Coach Taryn Urbanus
    April 28, 2021
    Cambridge, Mass. (April 28) -- 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 Taryn Urbanus, who is in her second year at MIT as head coach of the diving program.
  • COVID Hack: MIT Swimming and Diving
    March 15, 2021
    How we keep our masks dry!
  • Women's Swimming & Diving Posts Second Highest GPA in Division III This Fall
    January 21, 2021
    Cambridge, Mass. (January 21) - The MIT women's swimming and diving team was honored with the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team Award as the Engineers posted the second highest GPA across all of Division III women's programs this fall. 
  • Andrea Ghez ’87 wins a share of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics
    December 21, 2020
    Cambridge, Mass. (December 21) - Astrophysicist and former women's swimming and diving student-athlete Andrea Ghez ’87 has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics, announced today (October 6, 2020) by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. She shares half of the prize with Reinhard Genzel, “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.” The other half of the prize was awarded to Roger Penrose, “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity.”
  • Spyce’s Robotic Kitchen Continues To Grow
    December 03, 2020
    Four former MIT varsity student-athletes are building on the success of their restaurant, Spyce. The group just completed a total renovation of their downtown Boston location, and they are planning to open a new location in Harvard Square in January 2021.
  • “Meet the Coaches” – Head Coach for Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Meg Sisson French
    September 30, 2020
    The seventh installment of this series features Meg Sisson French, the Head Coach for Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving, who is entering her second year at MIT during the 2020-21 academic year!