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Dama, Hyatt recognized as Academic

Two of MIT’s baseball players received recognition in the College Sports Information Directors of America’s Academic All-American Program. The award comes as a result of strong athletic performance in addition to consistent and impressive academic performance.

Pitcher Aric J. Dama ’13, a sophomore studying mechanical engineering, finished the baseball season with a 2.45 ERA and as NEWMAC pitcher of the year. In addition to having the most strikeouts in the conference, he pitched multiple shutouts and pitched in the conference games with a 0.57 ERA.

Catcher Daniel E. Hyatt ’11, also a mechanical engineering student, is receiving this recognition for the second time. With a 0.348 batting average, he scored 23 runs this season and played in every game for the Engineers this year. In addition to maintaining a strong GPA in his major, Hyatt has helped mentor younger athletes on the team throughout his time at MIT.

After one of MIT baseball’s strongest seasons in years, the team advanced to the NCAA Tournament, although they lost to Tufts University in a tough game with a final score of 3-2. The Engineers finished the season with a 25-15 record.

—Shelley Ackerman