2016-17 MIT Women's Swimming and Diving News

  • Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Recognized By CSCAA For Academic Excellence
    June 22, 2017
    NORFOLK, Va. (June 22) – The MIT men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams received Scholar All-America Team honors for academic excellence during the spring of 2017, as announced by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) on Wednesday afternoon. The CSCAA honors college and university swimming and diving teams who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Both squads have appeared on this list every season since the 2003-04 campaign.
  • Four From MIT Earn CoSIDA Academic All-America At-Large Awards
    June 06, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (June 6) – Four MIT student-athletes – two men and two women - have earned College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America At-Large Division III accolades. Women’s swimming and diving senior Veronika Jedryka (Arlington Heights, Ill.) was placed on the First Team, women’s fencing sophomore Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) and men’s lacrosse senior Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) were placed on the Second Team and men’s swimming and diving junior Joshua Tomazin (Austin, Texas) earned a spot on the third team.
  • MIT Receives Four CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Selections
    May 11, 2017
    AUSTIN, Texas (May 11) – Four MIT student-athletes were recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as they were all selected to the Academic All-District Team on Thursday afternoon. Men’s Lacrosse senior Harris Stolzenberg (Weston, Fla.) and men’s swimming and diving junior Joshua Tomazin (Austin, Texas) were repeat honorees, while women’s swimming and diving senior Veronika Jedryka (Arlington Heights, Ill.) and women’s fencing sophomore Helen Sakharova (Ridgewood, N.J.) both made the list for the first time. All four will represent the Engineers on the national ballot and will contend for Academic All-America honors, which will be voted on and released on June 6, 2017.
  • Women's Swimming and Diving Brings Home Best Finish In Program History At 2017 NCAA Championship
    March 18, 2017
    SHENANDOAH, Texas (March 18) - Behind a school and NEWMAC record from the 400-free relay team tonight, the MIT women's swimming and diving team registered its best finish in program history at the NCAA Division III National Championship. Over four days, the Engineers accumulated 165 points and claimed their sixth straight top-10 finish at nationals.
  • Zhou, 800 Free Relay Take Home All-America Honors For Women's Swimming And Diving On Night Three Of NCAA Championship
    March 17, 2017
    SHENANDOAH, Texas (March 17) - Freshman diver Vivian Zhou (Palo Alto, Calif.) and the 800-free relay team comprised of senior Veronika Jedryka (Arlington Heights, Ill.), junior Mary Thielking (Fishers, Ind.), sophomore Addie Chambers (Seattle, Wash.) and freshman Kathy Pan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) both earned All-America honors to highlight MIT's efforts on the third night of the NCAA Division III National Championship on Friday in Texas. With just one day left, the Engineers as a team are in fifth place with 141 points.
  • Women's 200 Free Relay Earns All-America Honors; Engineers Fifth After Day Two At NCAA Championship
    March 16, 2017
    SHENANDOAH, Texas (March 16) - The 200-free relay team comprised of senior Veronika Jedryka (Arlington Heights, Ill.), freshman Lilia Staszel (Brighton, Mich.), junior Jessica Chen (Rockville, Md.) and freshman Priscilla Wu (Cincinnati, Ohio) earned All-America honors with their fifth place finish in the night's first event as MIT is in fifth place (87 points) midway through the NCAA Division III National Championship.
  • 200 Medley Relay Sets School Record; Zhou Becomes All-American On Day One Of NCAA Championship
    March 15, 2017
    SHENANDOAH, Texas (March 15) - Highlighted by freshman Vivian Zhou's (Palo Alto, Calif.) first collegiate All-America honor on the 3-meter board tonight and a new school record and NEWMAC record by the 200-medley relay team, the MIT women's swimming and diving team is in sixth place after the first day of the 2017 NCAA Division III National Championship.
  • Women’s Swimming and Diving Leads League With 14 Student-Athletes On NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team
    March 02, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (March 2) – The MIT women’s swimming and diving team, ranked No. 11 in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division III national poll, placed a conference-high 14 student-athletes on the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference Team, when the league announced its selections late last week. Between the men’s and the women’s teams at MIT, the Engineers totaled 26 honorees.
  • Matranga, Zhou Qualify For The 2017 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship
    February 25, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (February 25) – MIT women’s diving sophomore Morgan Matranga (Moraga, Calif.) and freshman Vivian Zhou (Palo Alto, Calif.) have qualified for the 2017 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship after a stellar performance on the 3-meter board today at the NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regionals held inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center. With MIT’s two qualifiers, it brings the Engineers’ total to 13 women’s student-athletes who will compete at nationals next month.
  • Zhou, Matranga Finish In Top Five On First Day Of Diving Regionals
    February 24, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (February 24) – MIT women’s diving freshmen Vivian Zhou (Palo Alto, Calif.) and Charleen Wang (Mountain View, Calif.) as well as sophomores Morgan Matranga (Moraga, Calif.) and Dolly Payne (Los Alamitos, Calif.) competed in the 1-meter competition on the first night of the 2017 NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regional hosted by the Engineers inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool.
  • Eleven Women’s Swimmers Selected To Compete At NCAA Division III Championship
    February 23, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (February 23) – After winning its seventh straight New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) crown last weekend, the MIT women’s swimming and diving team will have eleven student-athletes represented at the 2016 NCAA Division III Championship, which is scheduled to take place at the Conroe ISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas from March 15-18, 2017.
  • MIT To Have Seven Divers Compete At Regionals This Weekend
    February 22, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (February 22) – After winning their ninth and seventh straight New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships, respectively last weekend, the MIT men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will have seven student-athletes competing in this weekend’s NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regionals hosted by the Engineers inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool.
  • Kayla Holman Named NEWMAC Rookie of the Year
    February 20, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (February 20) - MIT women's swimming and diving freshman Kayla Holman (Menlo Park, Calif.) was named as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Rookie of the Year after an outstanding performance at this weekend's four-day league championship meet.
  • Women's Swimming and Diving Claims Seventh Straight NEWMAC Title
    February 19, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. (February 19) - The MIT women's swimming and diving team claimed their seventh straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship after a strong fourth day in the pool in Worcester. For her effort in the pool this weekend, freshman Kayla Holman (Menlo Park, Calif.) was named as the league's Rookie of the Year.
  • Women's 200 Medley Relay Breaks School, NEWMAC and Meet Record On Day Three of NEWMAC Championship
    February 18, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. (February 18) - The MIT women's swimming diving team ended night three of the 2017 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) with a bang as the Engineers' 200-medley relay team smashed the meet, conference, and school record with a time of 1:43.67. With three full night's complete in Worcester, MIT continues to lead with 985 points and is followed by host WPI (518.5 points), Wheaton College (496), Springfield College (487), Wellesley College (348), Coast Guard (341), Smith College (240.5), Clark University (232), Mount Holyoke College (163) and Babson College (116).
  • MIT Women Sweep All Five Swimming Events On Night Two Of NEWMAC Championship
    February 17, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. (February 17) - The MIT women's swimming and diving team extened their points lead to nearly 300 tonight after two sessions of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship. As a team, MIT claimed gold in all five events contested in the pool with the exception of the 1-meter dive. The Engineers, who have 564 points, are currently ahead of Springfield College (296), WPI (272), Wheaton College (246), Wellesley College (223), Coast Guard (190), Smith College (160), Clark University (143), Mount Holyoke College (114) and Babson College (88).
  • Women's Swimming and Diving Takes 800 Free Relay To Open NEWMAC Championship
    February 16, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. (February 16) - The MIT women's swimming and diving team opened the 2017 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship by sweeping the top spots in both heats of the 800 Free Relay. The Engineers sit in first place with 70 points and are followed by WPI (60 points), Springfield College (56), Coast Guard (52), Wheaton College(48), Smith College (42), Wellesley College (42), Clark University (36), Mount Holyoke College (30) and Babson College (30).
  • MIT to Host NCAA Division III Diving Regional Feb. 24 & 25
    February 09, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (February 9) - MIT swimming and diving will host the 2017 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Northeast-North Diving Regional Championships, February 24-25, 2017, inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool.
  • Getting to Know Your MIT Engineers! - Swimming and Diving
    February 06, 2017
    MIT swimming and diving freshman Peter Crocker and senior Veronika Jedryka face off while answering as many questions as possible in 90 seconds!
  • Zhou Named NEWMAC Women's Diver of the Week
    January 30, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. (January 30) – MIT women’s swimming and diving freshman Vivian Zhou (Palo Alto, Calif.) has been named as the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Diver of the Week for the third time this season.
  • No. 9 Women's Swimming and Diving Edged By No. 8 Amherst On Senior Day
    January 28, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (January 28) - In its final dual meet of the 2016-17 regular season, the No. 9 ranked MIT women's swimming and diving team fell to No. 8 Amherst College, 171.5-128.5, on Saturday afternoon. Prior to the start of the meet, the Engineers recognized their four seniors as the Class of 2017 which included Veronika Jedryka (Arlington Heights, Ill.), Maddie Severance (Brookfield, Wis.), Tammy Tai (Sunnyvale, Calif.) and Emily Tsang (Mountain Lakes, N.J.).
  • Women’s Swimming and Diving Boasts Top GPA In Division III; Rewarded With CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Award
    January 25, 2017
    NORFOLK, Va. (January 25) – The MIT women’s swimming and diving team, ranked No. 9 in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division III national poll, was honored with the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Award when the association announced its selections this morning as the Engineers registered the highest GPA among all Division III programs.
  • No. 9 Women's Swimming and Diving Falls To No. 4 Williams, 205-95
    January 20, 2017
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (January 20) - In their second to last dual meet of the 2016-17 regular season, the No. 9 ranked MIT swimming and diving team fell to No. 4 Williams College, 205-95, on Friday afternoon inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center.
  • Women's Swimming and Diving Earns Two NEWMAC Weekly Awards
    January 17, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. (January 17) – Four student-athletes from the No. 9 ranked MIT women’s swimming and diving team have been named as New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Athletes of the Week, as announced by the league office earlier today. The Engineers’ weekend was highlighted by a 195.5-104.5 victory over Tufts University on Sunday.
  • No. 9 Women's Swimming and Diving Wins At Tufts, 195.5-104.5
    January 15, 2017
    MEDFORD, Mass. (January 15) - Competing in their second meet in three days, the No. 9 ranked MIT women's swimming and diving team bounced back for a 195.5-104.5 victory over Tufts University this afternoon. The Engineers won 12 of 16 events contested and had four student-athletes win multiple events.
  • Women's Swimming and Diving Falls To NYU and Johns Hopkins In Battle Of Three Top-10 Teams
    January 13, 2017
    NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 13) - In a battle of three programs ranked in the top-10 among all NCAA Division III teams, the No. 9 ranked MIT women's swimming team was topped by No. 6 Johns Hopkins, 171-91, and No. 7 NYU, 185-109, in a double-dual meet on Friday afternoon inside the Palladium Athletic Facility.
  • Wu, Chen, Holman and Burns Earn NEWMAC Relay of the Week Honors
    January 09, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. (January 7) – After defeating New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Coast Guard by a 177-63 score on Saturday afternoon, sophomore Catherine Wu (Pearland, Texas), junior Jessica Chen (Rockville, Md.), freshman Kayla Holman (Menlo Park, Calif.) and classmate Delaney Burns (Scituate, Mass.) of the No. 9 MIT women’s swimming and diving team have been named as the league’s Relay of the Week.
  • No. 9 Women's Swimming and Diving Bests Coast Guard, 177-63
    January 07, 2017
    NEW LONDON, Conn. (January 7) - In its first dual meet of 2017, the No. 9 nationally-ranked MIT women's swimming and diving team defeated New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe Coast Guard, 177-63, on Saturday afternoon in Connecticut.
  • Women’s Swimming and Diving Takes All Three NEWMAC Weekly Awards
    December 05, 2016
    BOSTON, Mass. (December 5) – After taking second place at this weekend’s Winter Invitational the No. 12 nationally ranked MIT women’s swimming and diving team swept all three New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly awards on Monday morning.
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