2013-14 MIT Women's Swimming and Diving News

  • Rogers Selected as co-NEWMAC NCAA Women of the Year Honoree
    June 10, 2014
    Rogers Selected as co-NEWMAC NCAA Women of the Year Honoree BOSTON, Mass. – Senior Christy Rogers (Bend, Ore.) of the MIT women’s swimming and diving team has been selected, along with senior Ashante Little of Wheaton College, to represent the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) as the league’s nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. The pair were chosen by a vote of the NEWMAC Athletic Directors at the league’s annual meetings on Monday.
  • Engineers Claim 9th at 2014 NCAA Championships
    March 22, 2014
    Engineers Claim 9th at 2014 NCAA Championships INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - MIT's women's swimming and diving team ended the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday evening, wrapping up the meet in ninth place with 123.5 points. Tech scored just 1.5 points more than Chicago, who were 10th.
  • MIT's 800 Free Relay Finishes in 8th on Day 3 of NCAAs
    March 21, 2014
    MIT's 800 Free Relay Finishes in 8th on Day 3 of NCAAs INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Sophomore Sarah Osmulski (Rumson, N.J.) and senior Christy Rogers (Bend, Ore.) represented the MIT women's swimming and diving team at the finals of the 2014 NCAA Championships on Friday evening.
  • Two Tech Relays make it to the Podium on Day 2 of NCAAs
    March 20, 2014
    Two Tech Relays make it to the Podium on Day 2 of NCAAs INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - MIT's women's swimming and diving had both of its relays, the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard medley relay, qualifying for the championship final on the second day of the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships on Friday.
  • Yang and 200 Medley Relay Qualify for Finals at NCAAs
    March 19, 2014
    Yang and 200 Medley Relay Qualify for Finals at NCAAs INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – On the first day of competition at the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships, sophomore Lena Yang (East Stroudsburg, Pa.) and the Engineers’ 200-yard medley relay qualified for finals.
  • Engineers Prepare for 2014 NCAA Champs
    March 17, 2014
    Engineers Prepare for 2014 NCAA Champs CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Nine members of the MIT women’s swimming and diving team will be heading to Indianapolis, Ind. for the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships, which will take place at the IU Natatorium at IUIPUI from Wednesday, March 19 through Saturday, March 22.
  • NEWMAC Announces Winter Academic All-Conference Awards
    February 24, 2014
    NEWMAC Announces Winter Academic All-Conference Awards BOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 30 athletes represented MIT on the 2014 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.
  • Women's Swimming & Diving Wins 4th Consecutive NEWMAC Title
    February 23, 2014
    Women's Swimming & Diving Wins 4th Consecutive NEWMAC Title WORCESTER, Mass. - MIT's women's swimming and diving claimed its fourth consecutive New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title on Sunday evening, ending the four-day meet with 1405 points, which is almost 400 more than what it scored at last year's Championships. Springfield College repeated as runner-up with 1209.5 points and Wellesley College came in third place with 879.
  • Engineers Increase Lead at NEWMAC Championships
    February 22, 2014
    Engineers Increase Lead at NEWMAC Championships WORCESTER, Mass. - MIT's women's swimming and diving team furthered its lead on the third day of the 2014 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships at WPI on Saturday night. With one more day of competition to go, the Cardinal and Gray sits in first with 927 points.
  • Tech Moves up to First on Second Day of NEWMACs
    February 21, 2014
    Tech Moves up to First on Second Day of NEWMACs WORCESTER, Mass. – On the first full day of competition at the 2014 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships, which are being held at WPI through Sunday, Feb. 23, the No. 8 MIT women’s swimming and diving team were a strong presence in the pool.
  • MIT Swims 800 Free Relay on Day One of NEWMACs
    February 20, 2014
    MIT Swims 800 Free Relay on Day One of NEWMACs WORCESTER, Mass. - On the first day of the four-day, eight-session New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships at WPI on Thursday evening, four members of the MIT women's swimming and diving team opened the meet with the 800-yard freestyle relay.
  • Engineers Win Multiple Events at Wheaton Invitational
    February 08, 2014
    Engineers Win Multiple Events at Wheaton Invitational NORTON, Mass. - On the final day of the two-day, three-session, non-scoring Wheaton Invitational on Saturday, the No. 8 MIT women's swimming and diving team ended the day with multiple victories.
  • Women's Swimming & Diving Earns Two NEWMAC Weekly Awards
    January 27, 2014
    Women's Swimming & Diving Earns Two NEWMAC Weekly Awards BOSTON, Mass. – After a busy weekend in the pool, the MIT women’s swimming and diving team received two NEWMAC weekly awards on Monday afternoon. The 200-yard medley relay, which was composed of senior Christy Rogers (Bend, Ore.) and sophomores Kristen Finney (Lake Orion, Mich.), Danielle Garside (Broomfield, Colo.) and Lena Yang (East Stroudsburg, Pa.), received Relay of the Week honors for its performance against Amherst College on Saturday.
  • MIT Wins against Amherst at Final Home Meet of the Season
    January 25, 2014
    MIT Wins against Amherst at Final Home Meet of the Season CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - At its final dual meet and last home meet of the 2013-14 season, the MIT women's swimming and diving team defeated Amherst College by a score of 158-129. Four different Engineers finished in first place in their specific events, while senior Christy Rogers (Bend, Ore.) and sophomore Lena Yang (East Stroudsburg, Pa.) won both of their events throughout the day. This is only the third time in program history that the Cardinal and Gray have defeated the Lord Jeffs, the last time being during the 2011-12 season.
  • Cardinal and Gray Defeated by Williams' Ephs
    January 24, 2014
    Cardinal and Gray Defeated by Williams' Ephs WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - At its first away meet in two months and its second to last dual meet of the 2013-14 season, the MIT women's swimming and diving team were defeated by Williams College by a score of 192-97 on Friday evening. Sophomore Lena Yang (East Stroudsburg, Pa.) led the Engineers with her win in the 50-yard freestyle, while the 200-yard freestyle A relay ended the meet on a strong note with a first place finish.
  • Engineers Cruise Past Jumbos
    January 18, 2014
    Engineers Cruise Past Jumbos CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT women's swimming and diving hosted Tufts University on Saturday, after switching the location of the meet following facility problems at the Jumbos' pool. Of the 16 events, MIT won all but two of them, ending the weekend with a 213-80 victory over Tufts.
  • Swimming and Diving Meet vs. Tufts Location Changes
    January 14, 2014
    Swimming and Diving Meet vs. Tufts Location Changes CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s swimming and diving meet against Tufts University that was scheduled to take place at Tufts on Saturday will now be hosted at MIT, due to facility problems at the Jumbos’ pool. Taking to the water first will be the divers, who will compete on Friday, Jan. 17 at 5:00 p.m., while the swim meet will occur the following day, Saturday, Jan. 18 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Women's Swimming & Diving Defeats Coast Guard at Home
    January 11, 2014
    Women's Swimming & Diving Defeats Coast Guard at Home CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Racing for the first time in over a month, the MIT women's swimming and diving team defeated New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at home on Saturday afternoon by a score of 195-83. Throughout the day, the Engineers were able to swim events not normally raced at dual meets, such as 50 yards of each stroke, claiming first place in 13 of the 16 events.
  • MIT Women's Swimming and Diving Nationally Ranked
    December 16, 2013
    MIT Women's Swimming and Diving Nationally Ranked PHOENIX, Ariz. – MIT women’s swimming and diving is ranked eighth among all Division III programs in the country in the most recent College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) that was released over the weekend.
  • MIT Swimming and Diving Raises Funds for Team Theo
    December 10, 2013
    MIT Swimming and Diving Raises Funds for Team Theo CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On deck at the MIT Winter Invitational this past weekend, swimmers and divers from the nine competing teams were seen wearing orange and blue t-shirts with a sketch of an armadillo. In an effort to support recently paralyzed MIT student-athlete Theo St. Francis, the MIT swim team sold t-shirts prior to the meet to raise funds for Theo’s family’s medical expenses.
  • MIT Earns Two NEWMAC Weekly Awards
    December 09, 2013
    MIT Earns Two NEWMAC Weekly Awards BOSTON, Mass. – After the MIT Winter Invitational, the MIT women's swimming and diving team swept two of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly awards.
  • Women's Swimming & Diving Wraps up Winter Invite in First Place
    December 07, 2013
    Women's Swimming & Diving Wraps up Winter Invite in First Place CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT women's swimming and diving wrapped up the two-day, three-session Winter Invitational in first place with 1208.5 points, earning a total of 17 NCAA B cuts and breaking two school records. Cross-town rival Harvard was second with 676.5 points.
  • Engineers Break Two Records on Day One of Winter Invite
    December 06, 2013
    Engineers Break Two Records on Day One of Winter Invite CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT women's swimming and diving wrapped up the first day of the two-day, three-session MIT Winter Invitational in first place with 372.5 points, leaving a sizeable gap between it and Harvard with 250.5 points. Tech earned four NCAA B cuts, and broke two school records and one pool record, taking first place in three different events.
  • MIT Cruises past Babson and Bowdoin
    November 23, 2013
    MIT Cruises past Babson and Bowdoin BRUNSWICK, Maine - After defeating Wellesley College in a close meet yesterday evening, the MIT women's swimming and diving team won against host Bowdoin College, 194-93, and New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival Babson College, 233-49, on Saturday afternoon, winning 12 of the 16 events. Tech has picked up two victories at the annual tri-meet each year since the 2009-10 season.
  • Women's Swimming and Diving Defeats Wellesley, 164-124
    November 22, 2013
    Women's Swimming and Diving Defeats Wellesley, 164-124 WELLESLEY, Mass. - At its first of two consecutive away meets, the No. 7 MIT women's swimming and diving team picked up a 164-124 victory over New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMC) foe Wellesley College on Friday evening. Tech won seven of the 18 events and secured the win by claiming first through third place in a number of events.
  • MIT Swim Teams Race in the Eighth Annual Hour of Power
    November 13, 2013
    MIT Swim Teams Race in the Eighth Annual Hour of Power CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Joining thousands of athletes across the country, the MIT men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams raced relays to support the Ted Mullin “Leave it in the Pool” Hour of Power on Tuesday. In the seven years since the event first began, participants have raised over $410,000 to support research at the University of Chicago into the causes and treatment of sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer, in young people.
  • Engineers Defeat Springfield at First Dual Meet of the Season
    November 09, 2013
    Engineers Defeat Springfield at First Dual Meet of the Season SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The MIT women’s swimming and diving team defeated Springfield College, 173-126, at its first dual meet of the 2013-14 season on Saturday, winning 10 of the 16 events throughout the day and all but four of the swimming events. Freshmen Veronika Jedryka (Arlington, Heights, Ill.) and Emily Tsang (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) led the Engineers with their two individual wins apiece
  • MIT Swimming and Diving Welcomes Theo St. Francis Back to the Pool
    November 05, 2013
    MIT Swimming and Diving Welcomes Theo St. Francis Back to the Pool CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - On Friday, Nov. 2, the MIT swimming and diving teams welcomed home one of their own. Theo St. Francis, who was paralyzed in an accident in late August, joined the team during one of his last days in Boston before heading to his next rehab venue prior to going home to California. In a practice designed to inspire and honor Theo, it quickly became evident that it would work the other way around - he would be inspiring the team.
  • Women's Swimming & Diving Opens Season at Batterman Relays
    October 26, 2013
    Women's Swimming & Diving Opens Season at Batterman Relays CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT’s women’s swimming and diving team officially opened the 2013-14 season the same way it has started every season for the last decade: at the Charlie Batterman Relay Meet. This year’s participants included Bentley University and Wheaton College. Tech took first place in each of the nine events, sometimes finishing as much 15 seconds ahead of the rest of the competition.
  • MIT Women's Swimming & Diving Voted Atop 2013 NEWMAC Preseason Poll
    October 10, 2013
    MIT Women's Swimming & Diving Voted Atop 2013 NEWMAC Preseason Poll BOSTON, Mass. – Three-time defending champion MIT was a unanimous selection atop the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women’s swimming and diving preseason poll that was voted on by coaches in the league. The Engineers received all 10 first-place votes in the poll that was released on Thursday afternoon.
  • Brown Selected as Associate Head Coach of Swimming and Diving at MIT
    October 01, 2013
    Brown Selected as Associate Head Coach of Swimming and Diving at MIT CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Karin Brown has been named the associate head coach of the men's and women's swimming and diving programs at MIT announced Julie Soriero, MIT’s Director of Athletics and Department Head. Brown brings almost a decade of coaching experience to the Engineers' programs.
  • MIT Swimming & Diving Earns CSCAA Academic Accolades
    August 09, 2013
    MIT Swimming & Diving Earns CSCAA Academic Accolades CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men's and women's swimming and diving teams earned Scholar All-America Team honors for academic excellence during the spring of 2013, as announced by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The CSCAA honors all college and university swimming and diving teams who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or higher.