Over the past school year, the MIT intramural executive officers have been making several changes to the IM sport experience. Most recently, the community has seen additional sports such as cricket and the e-sport League of Legends and the introduction of players of the month. Perhaps the biggest of the overhauls is the addition of the Beaver Cup, a points system through which FSILGs, graduate departments, and clubs can score points for participating and winning in different leagues.
Men's Baseball (21-14-1) made their fourth appearance in five years at the NEWMAC Championship but fell in back-to-back games to Babson College. Three were named to the 2017 Academic All-America Division III Baseball Team, including Austin Filiere '18, who extended his on-base streak to 64 games, a NEWMAC record.
The MIT Shotokan Karate club hosted its first Shotokan cup with the Harvard Shotokan Karate club this past weekend on Saturday Apr. 22, 2017. Participants came from MIT, Harvard, BU, Tufts, UMass Dartmouth, Cornell, UConn, and the University of Toronto. With consistently strong performance across many of the divisions, the MIT Shotokan Karate club was able to secure a win.
Men’s Baseball (17-10-1) went 4-1 last week defeating Emerson College, Roger Williams University and two of three games against Wheaton College
The Women’s Club Water Polo Team’s Championship Tournament was held this past weekend at the Zesiger Center. The MIT team beat their crosstown rival Wellesley College to win the championship.
Assisted by a strong senior class, the Engineers finished fifth overall in the nation. Last season stands as the most successful in program history.
In the final segment of ‘Coach focus’, softball head coach Jen Williams talks about efforts made by her coaching staff to build team culture, challenges faced by coaches at MIT, and how to evaluate success in a process-driven program.
This past weekend, the MIT Outing Club hosted SumMIT (ΣMIT), its annual bouldering competition, at the MIT climbing wall in Walker Memorial. There were 75 competitors across the recreational, intermediate, and advanced men’s and women’s divisions. The competition was run in a red point format, where competitors climbed for two hours and were ranked based on the cumulative points of their top four climbs.
The MIT Swim and Dive Men’s and Women’s teams finished eighth and fifth respectively at the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championships held in Shenandoah, Texas last week, with the women’s team finishing in the highest place ever in program history.
MIT softball had its most successful season in program history last season in which they finished fifth in the Division III College World Series (WS). Along the way, it won its first NCAA Regional, first NCAA Super Regional, and for the first time earned a spot in the WS.
The MIT Sport Taekwondo team kicked off its spring season at the Princeton tournament of the Eastern Collegiate Taekwondo Conference (ECTC). With strong showings across all belt groups, the team seized second place with 427 points, their best performance in two years.
MIT baseball started off the season on Mar. 5 with a double-header against the Texas Lutheran Bulldogs. The Engineers finished with a .500 record after Sunday’s games, winning the first 3–2 and dropping the second 4–8. The games showcased an impressive freshman class, including catcher Thomas Allison and third baseman Tony Rice.
MIT Shotokan Karate club hosts Harvard