Where Are They Now? Jesse Heines '70 - Swimming and DivingAs part of a new monthly segment, MIT's Communications, Promotions and Marketing team will be bringing you a series titled, "Where Are They Now". Where Are They Now will highlight former MIT student-athletes from all 33 varsity sports, asking questions that dive a little bit deeper into each individual's time as a student-athlete and how those experiences shaped their current professions.
DAPER Hosts Student-Athlete First-Year Welcome EventCambridge, Mass. (September 16) -- The MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) recently held its First-Year Welcome Back event in the Johnson Ice Rink, where all first-year student-athletes were welcomed by the department.
Register Today for the 2016 MIT Golf Outing!Cambridge, Mass. (August 18) -- MIT and the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) will be holding the 2016 MIT Golf Outing on Tuesday, October 4th at Pound Ridge Golf Club in Pound Ridge, N.Y. This marks the fourth straight year the event has been held at Pound Ridge, which is rated the #1 Open-worthy public course in New York by Golf Magazine.
Check Out the Latest Summer Facility Renovation Projects!Cambridge, Mass. (August 11) -- In a busy summer for the MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER), there have been a number of substantial facility improvements that began late in the spring and should be completed by the end of August.
MIT Finishes Sixth in Final 2015-16 Division III Directors’ Cup StandingsCLEVELAND, Ohio – A strong season by several spring sports was enough to propel MIT to a sixth-place finish in the final 2015-16 Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings released by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The ranking marked the fourth consecutive year the Engineers have claimed a spot in the top 10.
MIT Earns Both Men's and Women's NEWMAC Presidents Cup AwardsBOSTON, Mass. - MIT has been honored by earning both of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents Cups, as announced at the conference’s annual meetings by NEWMAC President’s Council Chair and Wheaton College President Dennis Hanno on Wednesday afternoon. Both the men and women of MIT each earned four conference championships and three regular season championships during the 2015-16 academic year.
NEWMAC Unveils Visual Identity RebrandBOSTON, Mass. – The New England Women's and Men's Athletics Conference (NEWMAC) is pleased to reveal its new visual identity and brand after concluding nearly a year's worth of committee work, research and multiple design phases. The conference collaborated with NEWMAC Athletic Directors, Sports Information Directors, Strategic Communications experts and Student-Athletes with the help and guidance of graphic designer Skye Dillon of Skye Design Studios to develop a fresh and modern logo.
MIT Rounds Out Spectacular Year at 30th Annual Student-Athlete Excellence BanquetCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On Friday, May 13, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation capped another terrific year as it announced its end-of-the-year award winners at the 30th Annual Student-Athlete Excellence Banquet. Women’s volleyball senior Meryl Gibbs (Bellaire, Texas) and teammate junior Jennie Glerum (Redmond, Wash.) served as the emcees, while senior Connor McMahan (Londrina, Brazil) from the men’s heavyweight crew team was the student guest speaker.
NEWMAC Announces Spring Academic All-Conference AwardsBOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 76 athletes represented MIT on the 2016 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Spring Academic All-Conference Team. The Engineers finished the year with a conference-high 174 selections, followed by Springfield College with 143.
MIT Announces Gift To Endow Director of Sports Medicine PositionCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) has received a two and a half-million dollar gift that will be used to endow the department’s Director of Sports Medicine position it was announced today by Julie Soriero, Department Head of DAPER and the Director of Athletics.
MIT Athletics Produces Video For You Can Play CampaignCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT Athletics recently released its own video for the international You Can Play campaign. Originally started to combat homophobia in sport, MIT Athletics broadened the scope of the message to take a stand against discrimination of any kind and embrace the many forms of diversity found at the Institute.