May 29, 2013

MIT Receives Inaugural Men’s and Women’s NEWMAC President Cup Awards

BABSON PARK, Mass. – Following an outstanding year, in which its teams won a total of 11 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championships, MIT was presented with the inaugural Presidents Cups for both the men's and women's programs on Tuesday afternoon at the conference's annual meetings.

The Presidents Cup is an all-sports award given to the top overall men's and women's programs in the conference and is determined using a weighted points system based on the order of finish during both regular season and championship play.

MIT Director of Athletics, Julie Soriero, was presented with the trophies at the annual NEWMAC meetings in South Hadley, Mass. on Tuesday. "We are honored to receive the inaugural NEWMAC Presidents Cup," Soriero said. "This is symbolic of the dedicated effort of our staff and the competitive spirit of our student-athletes.

On the men's side, the Engineers were NEWMAC champions in cross country, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, and track and field. MIT also captured at a least a share of the regular season title in basketball and tennis.

The Tech women were equally impressive, winning the NEWMAC cross country, field hockey, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball crowns in 2012-13. MIT's soccer and tennis squads also finished atop the final standings during the regular season.

In the race for the men's trophy, Babson College was the runner-up while Springfield College finished third. Wellesley College was second to the Engineers on the women's side as Springfield registered another third-place performance.