MIT Finishes 11th in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup RankingsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second year in a row MIT placed 11th among all Division III schools in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Engineers’ Institute-best finish once again registered as the highest performance by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
Tech Lands Six on the Academic All-District At-Large TeamsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Six MIT student-athletes were recently named to the Capital One Academic All-District At-Large teams, including a pair that also garnered national recognition from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). In addition to sophomore swimmer, Wyatt Ubellacker, and field hockey standout, Molly McShane, who landed on the Academic All-America squads, Keri Dixon, Beth Stavely, Tim Lee and Columbus Leonard earned regional recognition as part of District One. The At-Large category is traditionally the most competitive of the CoSIDA awards, as it encompasses the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling.
Ubellacker Named Academic All-AmericaCAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- MIT swimmer Wyatt Ubellacker has been named to the third team of COSIDA's Academic All-America program. As a swimmer, Wyatt earned a spot on the at-large team, the most competitive group as it includes student athletes who compete in a variety of sports, including swimming and diving, men's volleyball, tennis, lacrosse, field hockey and fencing. He was first named to the First Team All-District, which includes all New England states, New York, and several Candian provinces.
Nineteen MIT Swimmers Bound for NCAA ChampionshipsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The recent NCAA Division III swimming and diving championships have been dominated by a handful of schools. MIT’s men’s and women’s teams are hoping to give those squads a run for their money this year, and have the talent and numbers to do just that. They will compete in the NCAA men’s and women’s swimming and diving championships from March 23rd to March 26th in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Thirty Engineers Named Academic All-ConferenceCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced the Academic All-Conference teams for the winter season of the 2010-11 academic year. The MIT swimming and diving and basketball teams have had 30 players tabbed for Academic-All Conference honors.
Ubellacker, Dunn Earn Top NEWMAC HonorsCambridge, Mass. – MIT swimmers Wyatt Ubellacker and Colby Dunn and coach Dawn Dill have received end of the year honors from the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). Ubellacker was named Swimmer of the Year, while Dunn was named Rookie of the Year on the men's side. Dill was honored as coach of the year for her work with the women's swim team.
Men's Swimming and Diving Captures Third Straight NEWMAC TitleCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the final night of competition, MIT swept all six swimming events helping it capture its third consecutive New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s Swimming and Diving crown. With their sixth conference team championship, the Engineers tied the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s record for league titles. MIT touched the wall first 16 times out of 18 races en route to a total 1,153 points while Coast Guard finished as the runner-ups with a tally of 822. Springfield College rounded out the top three with a tally of 540.
Records Fall as Engineers Remain atop the Standings in the NEWMAC ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On the strength of seven first-place finishes, MIT increased its lead during Saturday’s finals session in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship. The host Engineers raised their total to 769 points while the U.S. Coast Guard Academy maintained its position in second place with a tally of 517. Springfield College continued to rank third with 346 points. The three-day competition concludes on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
MIT Leads the Field After the Opening Day of the NEWMAC ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Defending New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Swimming and Diving champion MIT won four out of five events during the first day of competition in Friday evening’s finals session at MIT’s Zesiger Center Pool. The Engineers tallied 298 points, while the U.S. Coast Guard Academy ranked second with 268 points. Springfield College rounded out the top three with 194 points. The three-day competition continues Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
MIT Swimming Gears Up for NEWMAC Championships at Wheaton InviteNORTON, Mass. – With the championship competitions just weeks away, the MIT men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams attended the Wheaton Invite on Saturday to get some competitive swimming and plenty of time-trials in against other local schools. The non-team scoring competition featured the Engineers against NEWMAC rivals Wheaton and Clark, as well as the Jumbos of Tufts University.
Men Set Four Pool Records but Fall to AmherstAmherst, Mass. – Despite setting four pool records, the MIT men’s swimming program suffered its first defeat of the season on Saturday afternoon, falling to Amherst College 167-131. Ryan Terbush, Michael Liao, Colby Dunn ad Wyatt Ubellacker started off the meet by winning the 200 yard medley relay and setting a pool record with a time of 1:33.75. Liao set the pool mark in the 100 yard breaststroke winning in 58.34 and would later win the 200 yard breaststroke in 2:08.73.
#5 Men’s Swimming Cruises in Senior DayCambridge, Mass. – The fifth ranked MIT men’s swimming team coasted to a victory on Saturday in their last home meet of the season. The Tufts University Jumbos were no match for the Engineers, who celebrated Senior Day with a 200-98 victory.
#5 Men’s Swimming Upends Springfield and Coast GuardCambridge, Mass. – MIT men’s swimming scored a 225-73 victory over Springfield College and a 195-103 win over Coast Guard at the Zesiger Pool on Sunday in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tri-meet. MIT swept their weekend of events and remains with an unblemished ledger this season.
#5 Men’s Swimming Wins Every Event in Rout of ColbyWaterville, Maine – MIT’s men’s swimming and diving team did not drop a single first place point on Saturday en route to a 234-44 rout of Colby College. The Engineers stayed perfect on the season after being ranked fifth in the country this week by CollegeSwimming.com’s College Swimming Coach’s Association of America (CSCAA) Division III Poll.
Dunn Named NEWMAC Swimmer of the WeekCambridge, Mass. -- After helping the Engineers swimming team kick off the new year with a victory, Colby Dunn has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) swimmer of the week for January 3-9.
Men Sweep Swimming Events, Beat WheatonNorton, MA – MIT’s men’s swimming team won all 14 of the swimming events Thursday night to beat host Wheaton College in a dual meet. In the sixteen total events, Tech only dropped first place points in the two diving competitions en route to a 219-78 victory, keeping their undefeated record this season in line.
Men’s Swimming Overwhelms Competition at MIT InvitationalCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Breaking two school records and earning one NCAA A cut and nine NCAA B Cuts, the MIT men’s swimming and diving team had a thoroughly dominating weekend, winning the six team MIT Invitational swim meet. The Engineer men amassed 1424 points, almost double that of second place NYU and third place Tufts University.
Men’s Swimming and Diving Upends Babson, BowdoinCambridge, Mass. – Led by a record-breaking performance from Wyatt Ubellacker, the MIT men’s swimming team defeated Bowdoin College 217-77 and Babson College 226-60 in a tri-meet this past weekend at the Zesiger Pool. Ubellacker broke the Institute record in the 100 meter Butterfly, winning the race in 49.67. He also won the 50 meter freestyle sprint in a time of 20.97, qualifying him for the NCAA “B” cut.
Swimming and Diving Starts Season with Impressive Showing at Batterman RelaysNorton, Mass. - Last weekend, MIT's swimming and diving teams competed against Tufts University, Wheaton College and Roger Williams University in the annual Charlie Batterman Relays. The Engineers women delivered a strong performance, winning eight of their nine events. MIT's men fared equally as well, as the two teams combined for sixteen wins and seven meet records.
MIT Announces 2010-11 Winter Sport SchedulesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT announced today its team schedules for the 2010-11 winter season. Eleven teams will compete, beginning with the rifle squad, whose season kicks off on October 2. A number of teams, including the mens basketball, mens and womens swimming & diving and mens and womens track & field are coming off extremely successful seasons, which culminated in appearances at their respective NCAA Championships. The womens basketball, mens and womens fencing, squash and mens volleyball schedules were also released.
MIT Ranks Fourth Among All NCAA Institutions in 2010 NCSA Collegiate Power RankingsCHICAGO, Ill. – The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) recently announced its eighth annual Collegiate Power Rankings. Following another tremendous year, the Engineers were listed fourth overall in securing their highest ranking in the history of the report. The NCSA Athletic Recruiting’s Collegiate Power Rankings assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The Power Rankings were developed to help prospective student athletes and their families evaluate the particular strengths of the top colleges and universities at the Division I, II and III levels.