Cambridge, Mass. (November 15) – MIT senior Madison Lee (Hillsborough, Calif.) was voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Volleyball Team on Thursday. A first-time honoree, she will represent the Engineers on the national ballot and will contend for Academic All-America accolades to be voted on later this month. In addition, this is the eighth year in a row MIT has earned at least one All-District Team selection.
A libero, Lee was named the NEWMAC Defensive Athlete of the Year, becoming the first athlete in program history to receive this award. In addition, she earned a spot on the All-Conference First Team after ranking third in the league in digs (431) and digs per set (3.85).
A three-time NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team qualifier, Lee is majoring in computer science and engineering. She was a software engineering intern at Two Sigma Investments LP where she created an anomaly detection model for incoming series data. Lee designed, implemented, tested, and documented new web features to platform as a software development intern at ActivityRecognition Inc. As an undergraduate researcher in the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, she analyzed experiment results and created plots displaying activity of striosomal and matrix cells in mouse brains, which are involved in an animal's decision making. Lee was also a volunteer with MIT CodeIt, where she taught Scratch to middle school girls from around Boston in addition to organizing and running fun activities for the class.
MIT is the all-time Division III leader in producing CoSIDA Academic All-Americas and ranks second across all NCAA divisions with 318 honors. In addition, the women's volleyball program stands second with 24 selections as it trails Nebraska on the list.