Nov. 24, 2008
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - For the second year in a row, the MIT women's volleyball team earned a spot on the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team with junior Alex May receiving Third-Team accolades. The award is the 13th for the program as it ranks third at the Institute in overall selections behind football (25) and men's cross country and track and field (14). Since 1980, MIT has amassed 149 honors, maintaining its position as the leader among Division III programs.
This past season May led the Engineers in kills (457) and ranked second in digs (380) and third in hitting percentage (.201). She was named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference First Team while picking up her second NEWMAC Academic All-Conference plaudit. May was voted to the New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) All-New England First Team and earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America Honorable Mention and All-New England honors. A Brain and Cognitive Sciences major, she is a member of the National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars and is currently doing research on genes that affect the plasticity of the brain in MIT's Nedivi Lab.