December 12, 2011

Karraker Recognized as NEWMAC Player of the Week

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a tremendous week, in which he established a new program record for three-pointers in a single game, senior Jamie Karraker (Morgantown, W. Va.) was tabbed as the men's basketball Player of the Week in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). The honor is the first of Karraker's career and the third time an MIT player has been recognized in the first four weeks of the season.

Karraker shot the ball extremely well from three-point range in MIT's three wins this week, as the junior sharpshooter hit on 44.7% of his attempts from behind the arc while averaging 20.7 points per game. In Tuesday's 90-47 win at UMass-Boston, Karraker set a new program record with 9 three-pointers en route to 27 points. He then established a new career high with 28 points in a 78-66 win over Salem State on Thursday, making seven more trifectas. On Saturday at Tufts, who is receiving votes in the latest D3Hoops Top 25, Karraker scored seven points and collected five rebounds to go along with a pair of steals, as Tech won 60-56.

Senior Noel Hollingsworth (Salt Lake City, Utah) has received NEWMAC Player of the Week accolades twice so far this season.

With the win over Tufts, the Cardinal and Gray matched the best start in program history (11-0). The Engineers will look to set a new mark for consecutive wins to start the season when they host Wheelock College on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.