12 - Paul Dawson
Paul Dawson
Height: 5-10
Weight: 160
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Stone Mountain, Ga.
High School: Greater Atlanta Christian
Position: G
Major: Mechanical Engineering

2013-14: Played and started the first 11 games of the season before leaving the team in January … averaged 4.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists for the Engineers … five points and six assists in the season opener against Lesley (11/15) … notched career highs of 17 points and eight assists against Gordon (11/19) … also had four steals against the Scots … eight points and three assists against Bridgewater State (11/212) … six points, five rebounds and three assists at Curry (11/23) … seven assists at Tufts (11/26) … seven more assists at UMass Boston (12/3) … six points vs. Salem State (12/5).

2012-13: Limited to 15 games due to an injury at the start of the season … Academic All-NEWMAC … averaged 2.7 points, 0.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists for the Engineers … scored two points and had a pair of assists and a steal in his first action of the season against Newbury (12/1) … broke his old scoring record with seven points to go along with a season-high three assists at Bridgewater St. (12/13) … four points and a career best four steals at WPI (1/19) … reached double figures for the first time in his career with 14 points against Wheaton (1/30) … hit on 8-of-10 free throws against Lyons and also handed out three assists … played in a season-high 30 minutes at St. Mary’s College (3/2) in the NCAA Tournament … scored five points and had three assists against the Seahawks.

2011-12: Played in 30 games as a freshman, averaging 1.7 points in 9.0 minutes per game with .312 FG%, .806 FT% … ranked second among NEWMAC freshmen in assist/turnover ratio … ranked seventh among NEWMAC freshmen in assists per game … scored a career-high six points and tied a career-high with three rebounds in win over Newbury (12/1) … career-high three assists against Clark (1/25) … scored five points in a pair of NCAA tournament games vs. Staten Island (3/9) and Wisconsin-Whitewater (3/16).

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering … research out of Langer Lab/ MGH Harvard Cutaneous Biology lab/ Fisher Lab … research at the Voigt Lab at MIT for Synthetic Biology … research at the Gorman Lab at UPenn for Cardiac Mechanics … Nu Delta … Chocolate City Living group.

High School: Attended Greater Atlanta Christian High School … all-region, all-county and all-state as a senior … won state championship as a junior and senior … team captain … National Honors Society … Mu Alpha Theta … Beta club.