Sports Shorts

May Earns Academic All-America Honors

Alexandra T. May ’10 was voted to the Academic All-America Volleyball First Team last week. May was selected as an Academic All-American Third Team last year, and joins Amanda Morris ’08 as the only First-Teams in program history. Her selection is the team’s 14th award and raised MIT’s institutional tally to 158, tops among Division III programs.

May closed her career ranking in the top 10 for kills in a season, career kills, kills per game, digs, digs per game, and total blocks. Her awards include the NEWMAC and NEWVA Rookie of the Year, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) New England Rookie of the Year, three-time AVCA All-America Honorable Mention, NEWMAC All-Conference, NEWMAC Academic All-Conference, as well as NEWVA and AWVA All-New England awards.

—Mindy Brauer, DAPER Staff

Engineers Shoot Past Suffolk, 85-50

Senior co-captain Willard J. “Billy” Johnson ’09 scored a season-high 20 points and Noel Hollingsworth ’12 added 15 points and 13 boards as MIT beat Suffolk 85-50 in their first home game of the season. MIT shot 14-30 from three-point range and held a 55-30 edge in rebounding as MIT improved to 5-0.

MIT jumped out to a 15-3 lead in the first five minutes, but Suffolk pulled within four with 6:07 left in the half. The Engineers then responded with a, 21-0 run to enter the break up 42-17.

The two teams traded baskets early in the second half, and Suffolk cut the margin down to 31 with 15:36 remaining. That would be as close as the Rams would get, however, as Johnson responded with five straight points to send the Cardinal and Grey to victory.

MIT held Suffolk to 31 percent shooting to win for the fifth-straight time. Tech will travel across the river to play Emerson College on Tuesday.

—Greg McKeever, DAPER Staff

Sud Scores 17 as MIT Rallies Past Albertus Magnus

MIT defeated Albertus Magnus College 54-46 on Saturday. Aparna A. Sud ’13 paced the Engineers with 17 points, six rebounds and two steals.

The Falcons raced out to a 15-5 lead after seven minutes, but MIT went on an 11-2 run which brought it within one. The Cardinal and Gray evened the score at 25 with 2:34 left in the frame but an Albertus Magnus put-back gave it a 27-25 lead at halftime.

The Falcons opened the second half with a 9-3 spurt, but the Engineers then went on a 12-minute, 20-5 run for a seven-point lead with 2:46 remaining, then converted six of its eight free-throw attempts to seal the win.

Kristen E. Whaley ’11 posted 10 rebounds, nine points, and three steals while Lauren S. Burton ’13 tallied six points, four assists, and two steals.

MIT will take on the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in its next game December 2nd.

—Mindy Brauer, DAPER Staff