Rochester, N.Y. (July 17) - Four members of the MIT men's volleyball program have been named to the 2019 United Volleyball Conference (UVC) President's List for achieving academic success in the classroom this spring. In addition, the program earned the UVC All-Academic Team award for the fifth consecutive season.
In order to be eligible for the UVC President's List, student-athletes must have sported a 3.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or higher during the 2019 spring semester, while the team award recognizes programs who have put together a 3.0 cumulative grade point average for the semester.
Individually, first-years Bradley Albright (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) and Steven Serrano (Oak Lawn, Ill.) as well as juniors Colton Stearns (Los Altos Hills, Calif.) and Thomas Nelson (San Ramon, Calif.) were placed on the 2019 UVC President's List.
Albright, an electrical engineering and computer science major, appeared in 26 matches and produced 90 kills, 62 digs, six total blocks and a hitting percentage of .237, while Serrano appeared in 22 matches and tallied 108 digs, which ranked fifth on the team in 2019. Stearns, a computer science major, was second on the team with 159 digs and also registered 77 kills, four service aces and 22 total blocks. Finally, Nelson, a mechanical engineering major, led the Engineers with 204 digs (2.52 per set - second in the UVC) and also notched 149 kills, 24 service aces and 17 total blocks in 26 matches as a junior.
As a team, MIT ranked third in the UVC with a 3.31 cumulative grade point average as the Engineers ranked behind Stevens Institute of Technology (3.56) and Vassar College (3.52).
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