As announced recently by the Patriot League, the MIT women’s openweight crew team had 21 student-athletes named to the league’s Academic Honor Roll. Overall, 261 student-athletes were recognized over the nine women’s crew teams with MIT ranking fifth in total honorees.
MIT openweight crew seniors Caitlin McCandler (St. Louis Park, Minn.) and Tal Gilad (Horsham, Pa.) have both been recognized by the Patriot League in their postseason awards announcements. McCandler earned a spot on the Academic All-Patriot League Team, while Gilad was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team for her performance at the league championship.
On Friday afternoon in Worcester, the MIT women’s openweight crew team wrapped up the 2018-2019 season with a sixth-place finish at the Patriot League Championship. The Engineers advanced to the Grand Final in both the V8 and 2V8 and appeared in the Petite Final for the V4 crew.
In very tough racing conditions on the Cooper River, the MIT women’s openweight crew team competed at the Cherry Hill Invitational on Saturday as the V8 advanced to the Grand Final and the 2V8 rowed in the Third Final.
On Saturday morning, the MIT women’s openweight crew team opened the spring racing season with a pair of races with the Boston University lightweight team and Boston College. In the V8, the Engineers claimed the MIT/BC Cup with a nearly seven-second victory over the Eagles.
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.