The Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Board of Stewards has announced the All-Academic Team for the 2018-19 academic year. A total of 281 student-athletes from 28 institutions were honored, with MIT producing 12 qualifiers, including an IRA-best 10 women’s lightweight representatives.
In difficult conditions on Saturday morning, the MIT women’s lightweight crew team competed in the Beanpot and the Muri Cup on the Charles River. The tough conditions built through the morning as there was a gusty, 15-20 mph headwind on the river.
In the spring season opener for the MIT women’s lightweight crew team, the V8 and 2V8 boats each placed second out of four as the team took on Bates, Trinity and Simmons in a solid, team-wide performance for the Engineers.
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.
In the season-opening regatta for the MIT women’s lightweight crew team, the Varsity 8 boat led the Engineers with a sixth-place showing at the Head of the Charles on Sunday afternoon. The sixth-place performance over the three-mile course was identical to the boat’s finish in the 2017 HOCR.