CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT sophomore Kyle Hannon was honored with the prestigious Elite 88 award at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship last month. Hannon, who was part of Tech's Distance Medley Relay, received the distinction as the student-athlete with the highest grade point average at the National Championship meet.
Hannon, who was making his second appearance at the Division III Indoor Championship, earned the first All-America honors of his career, as he helped the DMR place sixth overall. Hannon, an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Major, carries a perfect 5.0 GPA through his first three semesters at MIT.
The ELITE 88, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 88 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 88 championships. Hannon is the Institute's first recipient of the award.