NEWMAC Announces 2009-10 Winter Academic All-Conference Team

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) recently announced the 2009-10 NEWMAC Winter Academic All-Conference Team. Twenty-five MIT athletes were recognized by the conference for their performance in the classroom.

Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2009 fall semester, achieved a second year academic status at his or her institution, and been a member of a varsity team for the entire season.

Winter sports sponsored by the NEWMAC include men's and women's basketball and men's and women's swimming & diving.

The NEWMAC consists of 10 highly selective institutions committed to academic excellence: Babson College, Clark University, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Springfield College, Wellesley College, Wheaton College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

MIT secured the highest number of honorees, followed by Springfield College and WPI with 14 each. The following is a list of MIT's representatives on the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team:

Men's Basketball
Billy Bender
Jamie Karraker
Arni Lehto
Patrick Sissman

Women's Basketball
Elizabeth Burton
Marissa Good
Sally Simpson
Kristen Whaley

Men's Swimming and Diving
Brett Boval
Michael Dobson
Alex Lue
David Parell
Eric Roselli
Toomas Sepp
Ryan TerBush
Jeff Zhou

Women's Swimming and Diving
Lauren Cipicchio
Carrie De Boer
Jennifer de Bruijn
Katie Everett
Sydney Giblin
Lauren Hernley
Diana LaScala-Gruenewald
Rachel Price
Megan Tadge