Cambridge, Mass. (June 20) -- MIT has finished sixth overall in the final 2019 Division III Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings with a total of 911.25 points. This marks the 10th straight year that the Engineers have finished in the top-11 nationally, dating back to the 2009-10 season.
"I am very proud of our student-athletes, coaches and staff for having another great year and representing MIT so well," said Julie Soriero, Director of Athletics. "To finish in the top-10 nationally is a tremendous accomplishment and the consistency with which our teams performed in the fall, winter and spring seasons shows how dedicated and committed they are."
MIT recently earned the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's and Women's Presidents Cups after winning a league-best 12 conference championships in 2018-19. This marks the fifth time overall and fourth straight year that MIT has swept both NEWMAC Presidents Cups as the award began in the 2012-13 season.
The Engineers earned NEWMAC Championships in baseball, women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, football, women's soccer, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's track and field. MIT also had 88 All-Americans, three individual National Champions, four national runners-up, four NCAA Elite 90 winners and had 16 teams make NCAA appearances.
The men's outdoor track and field team finished a program-best second at the NCAA Championship, while women's cross country placed third and the women's tennis team advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight for the second straight year. The men's and women's swimming and diving teams also earned sixth-place finishes at the NCAA Championship, marking the fourth straight season that both programs placed in the top-10 nationally. Lastly, the Engineers also had 22 Athletes of the Year, six Coaches of the Year and two Regional Coaches of the Year.
The Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in NCAA Championships.