May 29, 2014

Five Engineers Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Five members of the MIT men's track and field team were named to the Capital One Academic All-District team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday. Seniors Tyler Singer-Clark (Falmouth, Mass.) and Jordan Mizerak (Lexington, Mass.), juniors Benjamin Schreck (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) and Nicholas Diamantoni (Boca Raton, Fla.) and sophomore States Lee (Charlotte, N.C.) will represent MIT on the national ballot to be voted on next month.

This will be Singer-Clark's second time vying for All-America honors, after being named to the second team last year. As a senior, he was a two-time All-American, being part of the 4x400 relay that came fourth at both the NCAA Division III Indoor and Outdoor Championships. Majoring in computer science and engineering and a concentration in music, Singer-Clark is a seven-time New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference honoree. He held an internship running a digital piano lab and conducted an IBM co-op.

Being honored for the first time in his four years at MIT, Mizerak wrapped up his collegiate career with an eighth place finish in the pole vault at the ECAC Outdoor Championships. His lifetime best vault was at the New England Division III Championships early last month, where he finished fifth and cleared 15-03.00. He has been named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team each of the past three years. Mizerak has interned at Altaeros Energies and worked with the Precision Engineering Research Group, and the Space Systems Laboratory. He also received the Louis N. Tuomala Award for excellence in thermal fluids engineering.

An All-American pole vaulter that finished eighth during indoor NCAAs and sixth at outdoor NCAAs, Schreck came first or second in the event 10 times throughout the 2013-14 year. He was second at the NEWMAC Championships, tied for second at the New England Championships and was 13th at NEICAAAs. Majoring in electrical engineering and computer science with a concentration in music, Schreck worked in the Department of Research and Development and the MIT Media Lab Affective Computing Group. He was also named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team for the second year in a row.

A two-sport athlete, Diamantoni is appearing on the national ballot for the second time, after being named to the Academic All-District team in the fall for soccer. He was part of the winning 4x100 relay at the NEWMAC Championships in April, being named to the All-Conference first team. He was also part of that same relay that was third at the New England Championships and fifth at NEICAAAs. Majoring in mechanical engineering with minors in biological engineering and management science and a concentration in Spanish, Diamantoni researched in the Center for Biomedical Technology in Madrid and conducted immunology research in Hidde Ploegh's lab at the Whitehead Institute.

Lee was part of the 4x400 relay that came fourth at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships, earning All-America honors for finishing in the top eight. Individually, he competed in the 400m at both Championships, finishing 10th during the indoor season and 11th at the Outdoor Championships.  At the conclusion of the NEWMAC Championships, he was named the Men's Track Co-Athlete of the Year for finishing first in the 200m, 400m, 4x100 relay, 4x100 relay, earning All-Conference accolades. The mechanical engineering major interned with Duke Energy and is a counselor in the freshman leadership program.