The MIT pistol team captured their second national championship in three years by beating the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine Academies, and other military and civilian schools in a three-day competition held in March 2007 at West Point.
The Engineers baseball team made it to the conference finals but lost, as they did last year in this game, to Wheaton college. Starting last Thursday, MIT shut out Springfield 3-0 in the quarterfinals, out-hit Coast Guard 15-12 in the semifinals, but fell in the title game 6-1.
Bench players are a strange breed in sports. I don't mean the sixth man in basketball or the defensive replacement in softball, I mean the athlete who plays only in blowouts. The bench player I'm talking about plays in a few games a year, but shows up at every workout, practice, and game for four years at MIT. Voluntarily.
I have a much more restrictive definition of “sport” than most people. So restrictive, in fact, that four MIT varsity teams and six summer Olympic events don’t qualify.
The NBA playoffs began last weekend, and believe it or not the most interesting time to watch is now. The first round, especially after upsets by Denver and Golden State over two of the top teams in the west, San Antonio and Dallas, will be abnormally interesting.
For the second time in her three years at MIT, Doria M. Holbrook '08 was named the best diver in her conference.
Men’s volleyball rebounded from a second game loss to defeat Rivier 3-1 after the Raiders lost their starting setter to a broken leg during the match.