Cambridge, Mass. (June 11) – Andie Maloney '21 (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Volleyball Team on Thursday. A first-time honoree, she will represent MIT on the national ballot and will contend for Academic All-America accolades to be voted on later this month. In addition, this is the ninth year in a row the Engineers have earned at least one All-District Team selection.
A setter, Maloney was a two-time NEWMAC All-Conference First Team honoree and was named the 2017 NEWMAC Rookie of the Year. She was a two-time New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) All-New England pick and was also voted to the NEWVA All-Rookie Team. From the American Volleyball Coaches Association, Maloney received All-America Honorable Mention accolades, a pair of New England All-Region plaudits, and was selected the New England Region Freshman of the Year. Despite missing her sophomore season due to injury, she graduated ranked ninth all-time in career assists with 1,969.
A two-time NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team qualifier, Maloney received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. She was a mechanical engineering intern at Microsoft where she developed a tool for physical analysis of screws that is applicable to any fasteners considered by teammates in future studies, allowing for immediate calculations to supplement physical testing and simulation. As a manufacturing engineering intern at Northrup Grumman, Maloney qualified new programs for space applications using fiber optics. She was a student researcher in the John C. Wilson Motion Analysis Lab at Children's Hospital Los Angeles where she authored a paper on patellofemoral knee pain in adolescents, detailing methodology and discussing results. Maloney also researched tuberculosis single-cell sequencing to identify gene signatures of specific cell subpopulations in the blood as an intern at the African Health Research Institute in Durban, South Africa.
MIT is the all-time Division III leader in producing CoSIDA Academic All-Americas and ranks second across all NCAA divisions with 339 honors. In addition, the women's volleyball program stands second with 24 selections as it trails Nebraska on the list.