Westwood, Mass. (February 20) - The MIT women's swimming and diving team, ranked No. 7 in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division III national poll, rewrote its own record from a season ago with 19 student-athletes listed on the 2019 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference team this season. Not only was the 19 student-athletes a new program record, but it led the NEWMAC this year.
The NEWMAC saw 99 women's swimming and diving student-athletes from across the league earn Academic All-Conference accolades this season. Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2018 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at his institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
Earning NEWMAC Academic All-Conference are seniors Addie Chambers (Seattle, Wash.), Morgan Matranga (Moraga, Calif.), Dolly Payne (Los Alamitos, Calif.)and Clare Wieland (Lake Forest, Ill.) as well as juniors Delaney Burns (Scituate, Mass.), Kayla Holman (Menlo Park, Calif.), Alexandrine Obrand (Westmount, Quebec), Katharine Pan (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Lilia Staszel (Brighton, Mich.), Nanette Wu (Cupertino, Calif.)and Blake Zhou (Palo Alto, Calif.). Additionally, sophomores Kailey Allen (Tacoma, Wash.), Danielle Fang (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.), Audrey Gaither (Ross, Calif.), Sara Nicholas (Wilmette, Ill.), Nina Levine (Bedford, N.H.), Olivia McGrath (Chevy Chase, Md.), Agnes Villanyi (Framingham, Mass.) and Deborah Wen (Honolulu, Hawaii)took home Academic All-Conference accolades for the first time in their careers.
The No. 7 Engineers are gearing up for the upcoming NEWMAC Championship which will take place at WPI from February 21-24, 2019.