Ubellacker Completes Olympic Trials Experience, Just Misses 50-Meter SemifinalsOMAHA, Neb. – Rising senior Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) completed his U.S. Olympic Trials experience this morning with an outstanding swim in the preliminary heats of the 50-meter freestyle event, finishing second in his heat with a personal record time of 22.78 seconds. He also competed in the 100-meter freestyle trials on Thursday, finishing that race with another PR of 51.39 seconds.
Four MIT Student-Athletes Receive Capital One Academic All-America At-Large HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Juniors Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.), Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.), and Matt Hohenberger (St. Louis, Mo.) along with senior Anastasia Vishnevetsky (Orange, Conn.) were named to the Capital One Academic All-America at-large team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Tuesday. McShane was voted to the first team, Ubellacker and Hohenberger earned spots on the second team, while Vishnevetsky rounded out the honorees with a selection to the third team. MIT’s four awards is the second-highest tally among Division III programs this year and tied for the second most in Institute history. The Engineers are the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas and ranks third across all NCAA divisions with 184 honorees.
TerBush Selected for NCAA Postgraduate ScholarshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Ryan TerBush (Smithtown, N.Y.) of the MIT men’s swimming and diving team has been awarded a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship the organization has announced. Worth $7,500, the postgraduate scholarships promote and encourage education by rewarding the NCAA’s most accomplished student-athletes.
MIT Places Five on Capital One Academic All-District At-Large TeamCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seniors Columbus Leonard (Mill Valley, Calif.) and Anastasia Vishnevetsky (Orange, Conn.) along with juniors Matt Hohenberger (St. Louis, Mo.), Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.), and Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.) were selected to the Capital One Academic All-District at-large team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday. The five student-athletes will represent MIT on the national ballot and will vie for Academic All-America honors to be voted on later this month.
Ubellacker Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Swimming TrialsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) of the MIT men's swimming and diving team, has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in both the 50 and 100-meter freestyle events. He qualified for the 50-meter event at a long course invitational race held just after the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. He swam his 100 qualifying time in early May at a long course event at MIT.
Dill to Take Maternity Leave During 2012-13 Swimming Season, Pitter Named Acting Head CoachCAMBRIEGE, Mass. – MIT Department Head and Director of Athletics Julie Soriero has announced that Dawn Dill, the Mary Francis Wagley, '47 Head Coach of the MIT men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, will be stepping aside from her coaching duties for the 2012-13 academic year to take maternity leave. Soriero named Samantha Pitter, MIT’s assistant head swimming and diving coach, as the acting head coach of the program during Dill’s leave. Dill will resume her coaching duties in the summer of 2013.
Men’s Swimming Finishes Fourth at NCAA ChampionshipsINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For a second straight year the MIT men’s swimming and diving squad turned in an outstanding performance, finishing fourth overall at the 2012 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The Engineers finished with a school record total of 235 points, 11 points better than their mark from a year ago.
Men’s Swimming Maintains Fourth at NCAA ChampionshipsINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Scoring 40 points today, MIT’s men’s swimming and diving team maintained its hold on fourth-place after the third day of the NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The Engineers have a total of 180 points, holding a slim two-point edge over the University of the Redlands going into the final day of competition on Saturday.
Men’s Swimming Sets Four School Records at NCAAs, Move Up To FourthINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Standing fifth after the first day of competition at the NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships yesterday, MIT’s men’s swim team moved up to fourth after today’s competition, setting four school records along the way. Like he did yesterday, junior Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) turned in another record-breaking performance, this time in the 100 Butterfly, to lead the Engineers.
Men’s Swimming Fifth After Day One of NCAAs, Ubellacker Takes ThirdINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After the first day of the NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, the MIT team received a school-record performance by junior Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) to help the Engineers to a fifth-place standing after the first day. Ubellacker set his record in the 50 Free, setting the record the preliminary heats and then lowering it again in the championship final.
Men’s Swimming Has 11 Invited to NCAA ChampionshipsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Eleven members of the No. 4 ranked MIT men’s swimming and diving team have been invited to the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. The Engineers, who won their fourth straight New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference tile two weeks ago, saw all five of their relay teams qualify along with qualifiers in a number of individual events.
NEWMAC Announces Winter Academic All-Conference AwardsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A league-leading 29 athletes represented MIT on the 2012 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Winter Academic All-Conference Team. Criteria includes a minimum GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale, achieving second year academic status at his or her institution, and being a member of a varsity team for the entire season.
MIT Men Win Fourth Straight NEWMAC Swimming & Diving ChampionshipCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT won its fourth consecutive New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference swimming and diving championship this evening in the Zesiger Center pool, leading from start to finish in the three-day event. The Engineers totaled 1,219 points, outdistancing the second-place U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Junior Brendan Deveney (Newton, Conn.) was named the NEWMAC Men’s Swimmer of the Year after winning three individual events (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Fly) as well as being on three winning relays.
MIT Extends Advantage On Day Two of NEWMAC Swimming & Diving ChampionshipsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – As it did on the first night of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, the No. 4 ranked MIT men’s swimming and diving team turned in an impressive performance, getting wins in as the Engineers won six of seven events, including taking the top two spots in four of the five individual contests. The performance stretched MIT’s lead over second place U.S. Coast Guard Academy to 344 points.
MIT Hosts NEWMAC Swimming & Diving Championships This WeekendCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It will be a busy in the Zesiger Center pool on the MIT campus this weekend as the Institute hosts the 2012 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. The No. 4 ranked men’s team and the No. 6 women’s team will both be defending championships won in 2011, with the men’s squad gunning for its fourth straight title.
Men’s Swimming and Diving Picks up 11 Wins at Wheaton InvitationalNORTON, Mass. – Closing out the regular season on the road, the MIT men’s swimming and diving team tuned up for the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Championships with a strong day at the Wheaton Invitational. The fourth-ranked Engineers picked up 11 wins at the meet, with three different members of the team winning a pair of races each.
Ubellacker Earns Second National Swimmer of the Week HonorCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second time this season junior Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) had his accomplishments in the pool for the MIT men’s swimming and diving team earn him recognition as the national Counsilman Hunsaker Swimmer of the Week by CollegeSwimming.com. It the third time this season an MIT swimmer has honored with the award.
Kokensparger, Ubellacker Named NEWMAC Swimmers of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second time this season juniors Anna Kokensparger (Omaha, Neb.) and Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) were named the women's and men's Swimmers of the Week, respectively, by the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). The duo led their respective teams to victories over Amherst College in dual meet action in the Zesiger Center Pool on Saturday.
No. 4 Men’s Swimming Eases Past AmherstCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a battle of top-10 teams in the Zesiger Center Pool, No. 4 MIT kept its dual meet record perfect this afternoon, moving to 7-0 on the season as the Engineers swam past No. 10 ranked Amherst by a final score of 193-105. Junior Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) and sophomore Colby Dunn (Weston, Mass.) each were part of four victories to help MIT to the win.
Men’s Swimming Rolls Past TuftsMEDFORD, Mass. – MIT made the short trip over to Tufts University where the No. 4 ranked Engineers scored a 248-119 dual meet victory over the Jumbos in men’s swimming and diving action this afternoon. MIT won all but four events as it stayed undefeated this season in dual meet competition at 6-0. Sophomore Michael Liao (Newport Beach, Calif.) won three events to lead the Engineers.
Liao, Tyulmankov Earn NEWMAC Weekly HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After a weekend that saw the MIT men’s swimming and diving squad rack up three victories, a pair from the team were singled out by the NEW England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference for their efforts. Sophomore Michael Liao (Newport Beach, Calif.) was named the Swimmer of the Week and sophomore Danil Tyulmankov (Stamford, Conn.) the Diver of the Week the league announced today. They are the third and fourth Engineers to be selected for NEWMA weekly honors this season.
Men’s Swimming Picks Up Victories Over Coast Guard and SpringfieldSPRINGFIELD, Mass. – A busy weekend for the MIT men’s swimming and diving squad ended the same way it began this afternoon, with victories, as the Engineers took to the road and came away with wins over New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference foes Springfield College and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. MIT downed host Springfield, 231-68, and took a 231-63 decision over Coast Guard.
Men’s Swimming Eases Past ColbyCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s men’s swimming team had no problems in its first dual meet of the new year as the Engineers won every event on their way to a 244-42 win over Colby College in the Zesiger Center Pool. The depth of the Engineers proved to be too much for the Mules, as MIT captured at least the top three spots in each event but two.
Men’s Swimming Finishes Second at Bradenton InvitationalMIT’s men’s swimming team squared off with the State University of New York at New Paltz squad during its winter training trip in Florida on Wednesday. In a competition that was scored in an invitational format and held in a 50-meter pool, the Engineers finished second to New Paltz 166-154.
MIT Swimming & Diving Programs Ranked In Top-10CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A strong start to their respective seasons has MIT’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams ranked in the top-10 in the latest Division III poll released by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America this week. The men’s squad was ranked No. 4, while the women’s team came in at No. 6 in the national rankings.
Dunn Named NEWMAC Swimmer of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Based on his impressive outing at the MIT Winter Invitational this past weekend, sophomore Colby Dunn (Weston, Mass.) of the MIT men’s swimming and diving team was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Conference Swimmer of the Week the league announced today. He is the second MIT swimmer to earn the award this season.
MIT Impressive at MIT Winter InvitationalCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After some time away from home the MIT swimming and diving teams returned to the Zesiger Center pool this weekend, hosting the MIT Winter Invitational. The Engineers turned in some impressive performances in their home pool as three school records were broken and numerous NCAA cuts were achieved. The men’s team tallied 15 wins in the 18 swimming events, while the women’s squad was victorious 16 times.
Ubellacker Named National Swimmer of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A strong showing last week in a pair of dual victories over Bowdoin College and Babson College has earned junior Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) national Counsilman Hunsaker Swimmer of the Week accolades for November 22 by CollegeSwimming.com. It is the second time this season an MIT swimmer has earned the national honor.
Kokensparger and Ubellacker Sweep NEWMAC Swimming Weekly HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Juniors Anna Kokensparger (Omaha, Neb.) and Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) were named the women’s and men’s Swimmers of the Week, respectively, by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). Kokensparger helped lead the Cardinal and Gray to victories over Wellesley College, Babson College and Bowdoin College last week while Ubellacker and the MIT men downed Babson and Bowdoin on Saturday.
MIT Swimming and Diving Picks up Wins in MaineBRUNSWICK, Maine – Both MIT swimming and diving squads ventured north to Bowdoin College today for a dual meet against the host Polar Bears and NEWMAC foe Babson College. The trip proved to be a successful one as both of the Engineers’ teams picked up a pair of wins. The men’s squad came away with 222-76 win over Bowdoin and a 235-53 victory over Babson. On the women’s side MIT came away with a 212-87 decision over Bowdoin and a 244-48 win over Babson.
MIT Swimmers to Participate in 2011 Ted Mullin “Hour of Power” Relay for Sarcoma ResearchCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – It is nearly impossible to find anyone whose life has not been touched by cancer, whether it is through a friend, family member, or even a teammate. The swimmers at MIT have found one more way to fight back: the sixth annual Ted Mullin “Leave It in the Pool” Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research, sponsored by the Carleton College swimming and diving teams. The Engineers will participate in the event on November 9.
Swimming Dominates at New England InvitationalWHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. – It was an impressive showing for the MIT men’s and women’s swimming teams at the New England Invitational on Saturday. The Engineers showed impressive team depth at the meet, winning all but three individual events on the men’s side and all but three individual and one relay on the women’s side.
Swimming and Diving Open Strong at Batterman RelaysCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A pair of school records and a number of event records fell this afternoon when the MIT swimming and diving teams opened the 2011-12 season by hosting the Charlie Batterman Relays. The Engineers won every race that was held, with Junior Anna Kokensparger (Omaha, Neb.) and junior Brendan Deveney (Newtown, Conn.) each breaking school marks in the 100 IM.
MIT Swimming and Diving Teams Start Season Oct. 22CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Action in the Zesiger Center Pool will be heating up this coming weekend when the MIT men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams begin their 2011-12 seasons. The teams will start things off by hosting the annual Charlie Batterman Relays on Saturday, October 22 starting at 1:00 p.m.
MIT Swimming & Diving Teams Earn Academic HonorsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were recognized with team and individual awards for academic success when the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) recently announced its Scholar All America awards.