Westwood, Mass. (June 24) – 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.
The NEWMAC Women's Swimming and Diving Academic All-Conference Team is comprised of 115 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.
Kailey Allen '21 and Sara Nicholas '21 received their third NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team award while rising seniors Lindsey Bjornstad (Mequon, Wis.), Isabel Rosa (Lake Bluff, Ill.), Laura Rosado (New Haven, Conn.), and Chelsea Zhang (Sherborn, Mass.) were repeat honorees. Hannah Mahaffey '21, rising seniors Jasmin Bouzarouata (Astoria, N.Y.) and Sydney Vleck (Scarsdale, N.Y.), and rising juniors Edenna Chen (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Katelin Du (Scarsdale, N.Y.), Nicole Dundas (Menlo Park, Calif.), Callie Kunz (Woodbury, Minn.), Megha Maran (Elk Grove, Calif.), Emily Wang (Clifton Park, N.Y.), Caroline Warren (Scotch Plains, N.J.), Madison Wong (Katy, Texas), Jennifer Xiong (Buffalo Grove, Ill.), Liane Xu (Boston, Mass.), and Angelina Zhang (New York, N.Y.) made the list for the first time.