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Created by mitathletics on Mar 16, 2011
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The men's swimming and diving team places fourth at the NCAA Championship, surpassing the program's previously best finish of seventh which was first achieved in 1982.
In a span of a week, women's swimming and diving, men's basketball, and men's swimming and diving capture NEWMAC Championships. For the women, it was their first title, ending 12 years of runner-up finishes while men's swimming and diving collected its third consecutive crown and sixth overall. Men's basketball became champions for the second time in three years and made its third straight NCAA tournament appearance.
Leslie Hansen reaches the quarterfinals of the NCAA Women's Tennis Individual National Championship, resulting in her third All-America honor. A two-time NEWMAC Athlete of the Year selection and a Rookie of the Year honoree, she closes her career with a seven All-Conference accolades.
Women's openweight crew becomes an associate member of the Patriot League, resulting in an opportunity to earn an automatic qualification to the NCAA Division I Championship.
The women's track and field team wins both the Indoor and Outdoor New England Division III Championships, the first regional titles in program history.
Women's ice hockey player Kameron Klauber leads the nation in goals per game (1.05) and her five tallies against Plymouth State on January 23 is the second-highest total in NCAA history. At the conclusion of the season she is named to the ECAC East All-Conference Second Team. Switching to field hockey after her freshman campaign, Klauber would go on to set MIT's single-season goals record in 2010.
Jimmy Bartolotta breaks the 46-year old men's basketball scoring record with 43 points against Curry on November 25. He finishes his career as the most decorated player in MIT history, winning Conference, Regional, and National Player of the Year honors in addition to the Jostens Award. He scores over 2,000 career points and leads the Engineers to their first conference title and NCAA tournament appearance.
DeRon Brown receives the first of back-to-back NEFC Boyd Division Offensive Player of the Year awards and ranks second in the country in rushing both seasons. He graduates the following year as MIT's all-time career rushing leader with a total of 4,141 yards.
Women's cross country makes its first team appearance at the NCAA Division III Championship, beginning a streak of three straight top 10 finishes at the national meet. At the 2009 New England Championship, Jacqui Wentz wins the Individual title as the team finishes in tie for first with Middlebury.
Praveen Pamidimukkala destroys the men's volleyball record for career kills and graduates as the all-time leader in aces and blocks. During the same season, Ryan Dean becomes the first player in program history to surpass 1,000 digs.
Glenn Geesman places third in the heavyweight division at the NCAA Championship en route to All-America honors. He also captures the first of back-to-back NECCWA crowns. The following season, Joe Silverman (197 pounds) places seventh at the NCAA Championship and earns the program’s fifth All-America award.
James Oleinik earns the first of back-to-back NEFC Offensive Lineman of the Year honors.
Amanda Morris becoms the first women's volleyball player to be named NEWMAC and New England Women's Volleyball Association Player of the Year. She is also the AVCA New England Player of the Year and earns All-America Third Team plaudits.
Amy Ludlum scores her 52nd goal, setting the Institute record for both soccer programs.
Julie Soriero is named athletic director.
Jason Witzberger ends his baseball career as the program's leader in runs, hits, singles, and on-base percentage. He was a three-time NEWMAC All-Conference selection and an Academic All-America honoree.
For the first time since 1990, the rifle team captured first place at the Bean Pot Shoot Off. MIT swept the five-team field with standout rookie Emily Houston serving as the event’s top marksman.
The women's track and field team wins its first NEWMAC Championship. Fletcher Brooks is named the NEWMAC Coach of the Year while Amy Magnuson is selected as the Rookie of the Year.
Julia Zimmerman represents MIT at the NCAA National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championship Northeast Regional, becoming the first MIT athlete and only fifth Division III gymnast to qualify for the Division I meet. She is named the Division III Northeast Region Gymnast of the Year after winning the all-around and beam at the NCGA National Championship and also collects the first of two ECAC Gymnast of the Year awards. In 2008, teammate Sophia Harrison captures a National Championship on the Uneven Bars.
The pistol team collects an Institute-record 11 All-America honors as it wins the NRA Intercollegiate Championship. MIT earns a share of the women’s air pistol title while Will Hart is named the NRA Distinguished College Coach for the second year in a row.
Doria Holbrook wins her second national championship in 3-meter diving. The following year, she earns her third NEWMAC Diver of the Year Award after finishing first in both events for the third time. She closes her career with eight All-America honors, three Academic All-America selections, and the MIT records for both disciplines.
Trevor Chang is named the NFC Male Fencer of the Year for the third consecutive season. He is tabbed for the league's Elliot Lilien Award and the IFA's Georges L. Cointe Award, both of which recognize excellence in athletic performance and sportsmanship.
Uzoma Orji is named CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year. He was a four-time national champion, 12-time All-American, and was named the NCAA Field Athlete of the Year four times during his outstanding career.
Rick Mancuso earns the program's first New England Football Conference Offensive Rookie of the Year award. He would close his career as MIT's all-time passing leader with 4,456 yards.
Jason Christopher becomes the first member of the alpine skiing program to qualify for the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association National Championship. Fellow teammate Tim Pier would make the trip to the championship in 2008, placing fifth in the giant slalom and 10th overall resulting in the program’s first All-America honors.
MIT captures the NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championship as David Schannon is the Men’s Grand Aggregate Champion and Diana Nee claims the women’s air pistol title. The next season, Nee would help the Engineers secure the women’s sport team crown.
Susannah Dorfman wins her fourth straight New England Championship in foil and makes her third consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships.
Nate Ackerman 'GR represents Great Britain in 74kg freestyle wrestling at the 2004 Olympics.
Evan Tindell captures the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III Men's Singles Championship.
NEWMAC All-Conference pitcher Jason Szuminski becomes the first MIT graduate to appear in Major League Baseball when he takes the mound for the San Diego Padres.
MIT joins the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association and Paul Dill is tabbed for head coaching duties. He becomes the winningest coach in program history while the Engineers would register seven consecutive 20-win seasons and seven straight post-season appearances.
The field hockey team wins the NFHCA National Academic Team Award with highest team grade point average in the country.
Nick Nestle closes his career as MIT's all-time leader for goals in a season (18), career goals (50), and career points (144). He graduates as the only men's soccer player to be named NEWMAC Rookie and Player of the Year and is the first player to be selected to the NEWMAC All-Conference First Team all four years. As a senior, Nestle led the Engineers to an Elite 8 appearance at the NCAA Division III Championship.
Ben Schmeckpeper captures his first of back-to-back New England Division III men's cross country individual titles.
Kelly Martens becomes first women's volleyball player in Institute history to total 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career. Caroline Jordan '05 and Alex May '10 would also accomplish this feat.
Matt Van Horne becomes the only men's lacrosse player in program history to be named First Team All-Conference three years in a row. He also graduates as the program's all-time leader in career goals (140) and points (188
The women's basketball team records one of the greatest come-from-behind victories in program history. Trailing Springfield, 46-24, with 10 minutes remaining, MIT closes regulation with a 23-1 run to force overtime. In the extra session, the Engineers outscore the Pride, 19-4, en route to the victory.
Danny Kanamori posts the only triple-double in MIT history, finishing with 12 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds in a win over Springfield on January 12.
Regina Sullivan collects a program record 81 saves against Sacred Heart. She finishes her career with 2,963 saves, ranking fifth all-time in NCAA women's ice hockey history.
Candace Royer begins her five-year tenure as athletic director.
Women's cross country wins its first NEWMAC Championship and Paul Slovenski is named the NEWMAC Coach of the Year for the first of three consecutive seasons.
Caroline Purcell finishes first at the NCAA Championship in sabre, resulting in Fencer of the Year honors. The following year she places third and then records an 11th-place finish competing with her non-dominant hand due to injury.
Women's tennis caps a perfect NEWMAC season by capturing the conference championship. The Engineers would reach the tournament finals during the next 10 years, winning again in 2002.
The women's basketball team recorded the first 20-win season in the history of MIT basketball (men or women). The Engineers would make their first appearance in the ECAC New England Division III Championship Tournament and advance to the finals.
The men's track and field wins its first NEWMAC Championship and Halston Taylor is named the conference Coach of the Year. MIT has won 11 of the 12 championships contested in the league's history while Taylor has earned Coach of the Year honors eight times.
Men's tennis beats WPI in its first NEWMAC contest. Since then, MIT has gone undefeated in NEWMAC play, winning 62 straight conference matches and 12 consecutive NEWMAC Championships.
J.C. Olsson becomes the only Academic All-America recipient in the history of the men’s gymnastics program. He would graduate as MIT’s record holder for the all-around and pommel horse and close his career with 11 top-10 finishes at the New England Championship.
The men’s ice hockey team captures the Northeast Collegiate Hockey Association Championship and advances to the American Collegiate Hockey Association National Club Hockey Division II Championship. John Zehren and John Rae are tabbed for All-Tournament Honorable Mention accolades.
Joel Morales becomes the second MIT player to hit for the cycle in a game vs. Curry College. This was also accomplished by Ian Somerville on May 6, 1993 against Western New England College.
Defensive lineman Brad Gray becomes the first lineman in league history to be named the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Player of the Year.