Cambridge, Mass. (October 23) -- The MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) has announced a gift from Richard J. Resch ’61 that will support a significant renovation of MIT’s Harold W. Pierce Boathouse. In recognition, the 52-year-old facility along the Charles River will be renamed the Richard J. Resch Boathouse.
At the 2018 National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) Conference, MIT director of physical education and wellness Carrie Sampson Moore received the organization’s Distinguished Service Award.
MIT has finished second overall in the final 2018 Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, which were released on Thursday morning. This marks the highest finish in history for the Engineers as MIT finished with a total of 1001.5 points.
For the third straight year, MIT has captured the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s and Women’s Presidents Cups, as announced this afternoon at the league’s annual meetings. This is the fourth time since the inaugural season in 2012-13 that MIT has swept both NEWMAC Presidents Cups and is the fifth time the men and women have individually won the award.
Cambridge, Mass. (May 2) -- With the current construction ongoing on Vassar Street that includes the demolition of the West Garage, there are a number of nearby parking options that are available for this week's NEWMAC Softball and Tennis Championships at MIT, along with the New England D3 Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
In the final 2018 Winter Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, MIT is currently the national leader with a total of 686.50 points that includes 367 points in the winter season. The Engineers lead Johns Hopkins by a 47-point margin as the Blue Jays held the advantage following the fall season. In addition, the 367 winter points is the second-highest total nationally following a fall that saw MIT pick up 319.50 points.
Julie Soriero, athletics director at MIT, will be the 2018 recipient of the NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award, making her the first Division III administrator and second person overall to receive the honor. Soriero will accept the award Jan. 18 at the 2018 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis.
MIT Director of Physical Education Carrie Sampson Moore recently received the “Distinguished Alumni Award” from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. The award was established in 2010 and is selected from over 70,000 alumni, honoring alumni who have brought distinction to their professions and communities. The event, which honors just 25 alumni each year, took place at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus.