CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT junior Tori Jensen (Holliston, Mass.) was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District softball team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Thursday afternoon. Jensen will represent the Cardinal and Gray on the national ballot and vie for Academic All-America honors voted on at the end of this month.
Appearing on the national ballot for the first time in her career, Jensen has enjoyed a very successful third season with the Engineers by establishing a new single-season record for doubles (17) and RBI (33). Jensen leads the team with a pair of home runs and is now second in program history with seven homers. She currently owns the second best batting average (.387), on base percentage (.424) and slugging percentage (.623). On Wednesday, Jensen claimed her initial New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference honor, being selected to the second team.
Off the diamond, Jensen is studying mechanical engineering. She spent the previous summer as a residential tutor for high school juniors interested in pursuing engineering in college with the Women's Technology Program here at MIT. Jensen has also conducted research through MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (URPO) by conducting a 3D educational game.
MIT – ranked fourth in the latest New England Regional Rankings – will be making its initial appearance in the NCAA Softball Championship tournament tomorrow as the Engineers travel to Tufts University for a 1:00 p.m. first round contest with Elms College.