Cleveland, Ohio (April 5) -- In the most recent Learfield Directors' Cup standings, MIT is currently 10th overall nationally with a total of 471.75 points through the 2016-2017 winter season. The Engineers are again the top-ranked program from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
"I am very proud of our fall and winter athletic programs for their success this year and it brings me great pride to continue to be ranked among the top 10 Division III athletic programs in the country," said Julie Soriero, Director of Athletics. "This ranking represents the continued success that our student-athletes have achieved and just continues to build on the tradition of excellence that has been built here at MIT. I am excited to see what our spring teams can accomplish as they build on what has already been a successful year for MIT Athletics."
In the 2016-2017 winter season, MIT posted three top-10 national finishes at NCAA Championships as women's indoor track and field and men's and women's swimming and diving each finished in the top 10 in the country. The Engineers finished fourth in women's indoor track and field, while the women's swimming and diving team was fifth to mark the program's top finish ever. The men's swimming and diving program placed eighth overall as the Engineer swimming and diving programs combined for nearly 60 All-American honors at the championship. In addition to these accomplishments, the men's basketball team defeated No. 1 ranked Babson College to claim the program's fifth NEWMAC Tournament Championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time.
Overall in 2016-17, MIT has claimed a league-best seven NEWMAC Championship titles and has had 75 student-athletes earn All-American status. The Engineers have also had six student-athletes named as CoSIDA Academic All-Americans and currently have eight spring teams nationally-ranked.
The Learfield Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in NCAA Championships.