As part of the opening event for the MIT Student-Athlete Leadership Program, former WNBA star and University of Tennessee standout Chamique Holdsclaw talked to the MIT student-athlete rising leaders and captains as part of this year’s theme about creating a #CultureOfCare.
Ken Johnson, Jr., MIT’s director of communications, promotions and marketing for the Department of Athletics, Recreation and Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER), has been elected to a two-year term as the Region 1 representative on the D3SIDA Board of Directors.
Recently announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), MIT assistant director of communications, promotions and marketing, Mindy Brauer, has been honored with the Grant Burger Media Award for the New England Region.
Eight members of the MIT men’s and women’s track and field/cross country programs have been named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America Teams, as announced on Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Seven Engineers were named to the First Team, while MIT had one Second Team honoree and led all of Division III with eight selections.
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.
For the fourth consecutive year, MIT has captured the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s and Women’s Presidents Cups, as announced by the conference office. This is the fifth time since the inaugural season in 2012-13 that MIT has swept both NEWMAC Presidents Cups and is the sixth time the men and women have individually won the award.
Patrick Haumesser and Katie Hoppe have been promoted to the position of interim assistant directors of athletics for the remainder of the 2018-19 academic year, as announced by Julie Soriero, director of athletics and DAPER department head. Following that transitional time, the appointments will become permanent. Haumesser will be the assistant director of athletics for business management, while Hoppe is the assistant director of athletics for compliance and student-athlete development.
Rob Watts has been named the MIT director of sport performance, as announced by Julie Soriero, director of athletics and DAPER department head. Watts had previously served as the assistant coordinator of sport performance prior to his promotion.
Cambridge, Mass. (February 14) -- MIT director of athletics and department head Julie Soriero has announced her retirement, effective at the end of the 2019 fall semester. Soriero is in her 12th year at MIT after joining the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) in July of 2007. A search for Soriero’s successor will be led by Parker Executive Search.
n the 2018 Fall Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, MIT is currently ranked 12th in the country among Division III programs with a total of 218.50 points. The Engineers are again the top-ranked program overall from the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) after claiming four league championships in the fall.
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.