Emily Houston Named MAC Air Rifle Shooter of the Month

Feb. 18, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Emily Houston has been named the Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) Air Rifle Shooter of the Month for January after leading the Engineers to victory in that category in the Bean Pot competition last month. The junior captain has helped the Cardinal and Grey compile a record of 25-8 this season.

Houston’s total of 579 was tied for the top individual total in air rifle at the Bean Pot and helped Tech outscore runner-up Penn State, 2235-2229. Houston, who carries a 4.9 grade point average in Mechanical Engineering, has now registered the high-score in this category in five of the Engineers’ eight competitions on the year.

The Cardinal and Grey will now look forward to the MAC Championship, which will be held on Sunday, March 7, hosted by the Virginia Military Academy. MIT defeated Penn State in the Expert Division of air rifle at last year’s Championship.