Edwin Zhang
Edwin Zhang
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Falls Church, Va.
High School: Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology
Major: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics

2013-14: Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winner … CoSIDA Academic All-District … NEWMAC Athlete of the Year … NEWMAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player … NEWMAC All-Conference (Singles and Doubles) … NEWMAC Singles Player of the Week (3/10, 3/17, 4/21) … NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week (3/10, 4/7) … compiled a record of 14-7 in singles action and 15-4 in doubles … never played a singles match in any position other than the top spot and was a staple at No. 2 doubles, falling in just one match all season … at the NEWMAC semifinals against Coast Guard (4/26) and the finals against Babson (4/27), he won both singles matches at No. 1 and both doubles matches at No. 2 … against Bowdoin (5/9) in the first round of NCAAs, he and Kenny Gea earned the Engineers’ lone point at No. 2 doubles, defeating Bragg and Wolstencroft by a score of 8-2.

2012-13: Completed his junior year with a record of 13-7 in singles action, all of which were played at the No. 1 position, which led the team for most wins … was 13-8 in doubles action, also all played at No. 1 … was invited to the 2013 NCAA Division III Championship for the first time in his career, winning against Artsiom Prostak from NC Wesleyan with a score of 6-3, 6-2 in the first round and falling to Trinity’s Aaron Skinner with a score of 2-6, 2-6 in the second round … NEWMAC Athlete of the Year … ITA All-American … Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winner … 2012 NEWMAC First Team All-Conference for both singles and doubles … 2013 NEWMAC All-Conference for both singles and doubles … NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … NEWMAC Doubles Team of the Week (4/01) … opened his season at the ITA New England Regional Championships (9/28), where he left with a record of 2-1 … won 8-2 against Coast Guard (4/13) … paired up with Curtis Wu 14 times, a team record, throughout the season to accumulate a record of 9-5, all of which were played at No. 1 … was 2-0 at the NEWMAC Tournament after winning 8-4 against Wheaton (4/27) at the quarterfinals and 8-6 against Babson (4/28) at the semifinals.

2011-12: Competed in 34 matches as a sophomore … first team All-NEWMAC at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles … ITA Scholar Athlete … went 10-4 in singles play … his 10 wins were the most on the team … had key conference wins against Babson (4/7), Wheaton (4/21), and Coast Guard (4/23) … took a 7-6, 6-2 win over Brantner Jones from  #7 Middlebury (4/25) … won a 6-3, 6-1 decision in the NEWMAC Tournament match against Springfield (4/28) … went 14-6 in doubles play alongside partner Matthew Skalak … earned NEWMAC Doubles Tlayers of the Week twice (4/16, 4/23) … during the week of 4/16 picked up victories against Tufts (4/11) and Springfield (4/14), winning 8-6 and 8-2 respectively … for the week of 4/23 they won 8-1 against Emerson (4/19) to go with victories over teams from Wheaton (4/21) and Coast Guard (4/23) … went 3-1 in postseason play with two wins against Springfield (4/28) and Clark (4/29) in the NEWMAC Tournament … defeated  Chris Rosensteel and Shota Tasaki from Stevens (5/12) by a score of 8-4 in the NCAA Tournament (5/12).  

2010-11: Led MIT in singles victories as a freshman … finished 14-5 overall … first team All-NEWMAC at No. 3 doubles … second team All-NEWMAC at No. 1 singles … combined 6-0 between Nos. 2-4 … allowed two or less games to an opponent five times … won eight straight during the middle of the season … played his eight matches at the No. 1 position … teamed with Andrew Cooper to go 9-2 in doubles play … duo won their last four matches of the season … overall record of 12-5 in doubles.

Off The Court at MIT: Majoring in electrical engineering, computer science and mathematics … researched in MITs Media Lab … interned with Kamcord (summer 2013), Crittercism (January 2013), Northrop Grumman (summer 2012) and Cooliris (January 2012) … conducted a UROP with MIT CSAIL … Pi Lambda Phi … Student-Athlete Advisory Council.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology … Fairfax Player of the Year as a senior … Washington Post All-Met first team as a senior … honorable mention as a junior … regional singles, doubles and team championships as a senior … reached the state semifinals in singles and finals in doubles and as a team … National Honor Society … two Academic Letters … AP Scholar with Distinction.