MIT Engineers

MIT's interlcollegiate sports teams

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MIT Engineers
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UniversityMassachusetts Institute of Technology
ConferenceNew England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (primary)
Collegiate Water Polo Association (men's water polo)
Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges (women's crew)
Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (men's crew)
Mid-Atlantic Squash Conference (men's squash)
New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (sailing)
United Volleyball Conference (men's volleyball)
NCAADivision III & Division I (women's crew & men's water polo)
Athletic directorJulie Soriero
LocationCambridge, Massachusetts
Varsity teams33
Football stadiumHenry G. Steinbrenner '27 Stadium
Basketball arenaRockwell Cage
Baseball stadiumFran O'Brien Field
Softball stadiumBriggs Field
Soccer stadiumSteinbrenner Stadium
Lacrosse stadiumRoberts Field
Rowing venueHarold W. Pierce Boathouse
Sailing venueWalter C. Wood Sailing Pavilion
MascotTim the Beaver
NicknameEngineers
Fight songThe Beaver Call
ColorsCardinal red and steel gray[1]
   
Websitewww.mitathletics.com

Massachusetts Institute of Technology's intercollegiate sports teams, called the MIT Engineers, compete mostly in NCAA Division III. It has won 22 Team National Championships, 42 Individual National Championships. MIT is the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas (302) and rank second across all NCAA Divisions.[2] MIT Athletes won 13 Elite 90 awards and ranks first among NCAA Division III programs, and third among all divisions.[3] Most of the school's sports compete in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), with sports not sponsored by the NEWMAC housed in several other conferences. Men's volleyball competes in the single-sport United Volleyball Conference. One MIT sport, women's rowing, competes in Division I in the Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges (EAWRC). Men's water polo, a sport in which the NCAA holds a single national championship for all three of its divisions, competes in the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) alongside Division I and Division II members. Three sports compete outside NCAA governance: men's rowing competes in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC), sailing in the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association of ICSA and squash in the College Squash Association. In April 2009, budget cuts led to MIT's eliminating eight of its 41 sports, including the mixed men's and women's teams in alpine skiing and pistol; separate teams for men and women in ice hockey and gymnastics; and men's programs in golf and wrestling.[4][5]

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Crew-Openweight
Crew-Heavyweight Crew-Lightweight
Crew-Lightweight Cross country
Cross country Fencing
Fencing Field Hockey
Football Lacrosse
Lacrosse Rifle
Rifle Sailing
Sailing Soccer
Soccer Squash
Squash Swimming and diving
Swimming and diving Tennis
Tennis Track and field
Track and field Volleyball
Volleyball
Water polo
Co-ed sports
Fencing – Sailing
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor
A football game between MIT and the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2019
M.I.T's Basketball Team for the 1922-1923 Season

Mascot

The beaver, the "nature's engineer" was adopted as mascot at the annual dinner of the Technology Club of New York on January 17, 1914 by a group of MIT alumni. The late President Richard Maclaurin formally accepted the proposal, and at this dinner a group of beavers shown in natural surroundings was presented to the Institute. The beaver has since been named TIM as MIT spelled backwards. Thus, Tim the Beaver (or MIT the Beaver) was born.

Lester Gardner, a member of the Class of 1898, provided the following justification: "The beaver not only typifies the Tech, but his habits are particularly our own. The beaver is noted for his engineering and mechanical skills and habits of industry. His habits are nocturnal. He does his best work in the dark."[6]

Nickname and song

The initial MIT football team was nicknamed the Techmen.[7] After being discontinued in 1901 and self-reinstated by a group of students in 1978, the team called themselves the Engineers, which then become tradition until now. The team also revived the old fighting song, now dubbed as "The Beaver Calls".[8] The lyric reads:

I'm a beaver, you're a beaver, we are beavers all.

And when we get together, we do the beaver call.

e to the u, du / dx, e to the x, dx

Cosine, secant, tangent, sine;

3.14159

Integral, radical, mu dv

Slapstick, slide rule, MIT!

GO TECH![9]

NCAA championships

Team

Sport Association Division Year Opponent/Runner-up Score
Men's cross country (1) NCAA Division III 2022 Wartburg 82–129

Individual

Name Sport Event Division Year
Henry Steinbrenner Men's Track and Field 220yd Hurdles NC 1927
John Pearson Men's Track and Field Hammer Throw Division III 1974
Frank Richardson Men's Track and Field 10,000m Division III 1977
Dave Kieda Men's Track and Field Hammer Throw Division III 1982
Pat Parris Men's Indoor Track Weight Throw Division III 1985
Yvonne Grierson Women's Swimming 100m Butterfly Division III 1988
Yvonne Grierson Women's Swimming 100m Freestyle Division III 1989
Yvonne Grierson Women's Swimming 100m Butterfly Division III 1989
Scott Deering Men's Indoor Track Weight Throw Division III 1989
Bill Singhose Men's Track and Field Decathlon Division III 1989
Boniface Makitiani Men's Indoor Track 400m Division III 1990
Yvonne Grierson Women's Swimming 100m Butterfly Division III 1990
Mark Dunzo Men's Indoor Track 400m Division III 1991
Ethan Crain Men's Track and Field 1500m Division III 1994
John Wallberg Men's Indoor Track Weight Throw Division III 1997
Caroline Purcell Women's Fencing Sabre NC 2000
Uzoma Orji Men's Indoor Track Shot Put Division III 2004
Uzoma Orji Men's Indoor Track Shot Put Division III 2005
Uzoma Orji Men's Indoor Track Weight Throw Division III 2005
Doria Holbrook Women's Diving 3 meter Division III 2005
Uzoma Orji Men's Indoor Track Shot Put Division III 2006
Uzoma Orji Men's Indoor Track Weight Throw Division III 2006
Doria Holbrook Women's Diving 3 meter Division III 2007
Jacqui Wentz Women's Track and Field Steeplechase Division III 2010
Stephen Morton Men's Track and Field Long Jump Division III 2010
Bo Mattix, Michael Liao,

Wyatt Ubellacker, Chraig Cheney

Men's Swimming 200m Medley Relay Division III 2013
Wyatt Ubellacker Men's Swimming 50m Freestyle Division III 2013
Wyatt Ubellacker Men's Swimming 100m Butterfly Division III 2013
Cimran Virdi Women's Indoor Track Pole Vault Division III 2014
Cimran Virdi Women's Indoor Track Pole Vault Division III 2015
Maryann Gong Women's Indoor Track 3000m Division III 2015
Cimran Virdi Women's Track and Field Pole Vault Division III 2015
Dougie Kogut Men's Swimming 200m Butterfly Division III 2016
Cimran Virdi Women's Track and Field Pole Vault Division III 2016
Yorai Shaoul Men's Indoor Track Triple Jump Division III 2019
Jay Lang Men's Diving 3 meter Division III 2019
Yorai Shaoul Men's Track and Field Triple Jump Division III 2019
Edenna Chen Women's Swimming 100m Breaststroke Division III 2022
Adam Janicki, Tobe Obochi,

Kyri Chen, Alex Ellison

Men's Swimming 200m Freestyle Relay Division III 2022
Tobe Obochi, Jaden Luo,

Kyri Chen, Alex Ellison

Men's Swimming 400m Freestyle Relay Division III 2022
Tobe Obochi Men's Swimming 100m Freestlye Division III 2022
Ryan Wilson Men's Indoor Track 800m Division III 2022
Kenneth Wei Men's Indoor Track Long Jump Division III 2022
Ryan Wilson Men's Track and Field 800m Division III 2022
Kenneth Wei Men's Track and Field Long Jump Division III 2022
Kenneth Wei Men's Track and Field 110m Hurdles Division III 2022
Luka Srsic Men's Track and Field Pole Vault Division III 2022
Kimmy McPherson Women's Track and Field High Jump Division III 2022

Individual teams

Ice hockey

MIT's men's ice hockey team was one of the earliest collegiate hockey programs in the United States. It "was organized in the winter of 1899 to introduce the Canadian game of Hockey in the Institute".[10] The team has played almost continually since.

Facilities

References

  1. ^ "Colors - MIT Graphic Identity". Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  2. ^ "CoSIDA Academic All-America All-Time Recipients". MIT. Archived from the original on 2019-03-08. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  3. ^ "NCAA Elite 90 Award All-Time Recipients". MIT. Archived from the original on 2019-03-08. Retrieved 2019-03-07.
  4. ^ Cohen, Rachel (May 18, 2010). "MIT the No. 1 jock school? You're kidding, right?". Associated Press. Archived from the original on September 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-25.
  5. ^ Powers, John (April 24, 2009). "MIT forced to cut 8 varsity sports". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on April 30, 2009. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "Tim the Beaver Mascot History". MIT Division of Student Life. 1998. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
  7. ^ "From cancelled to champions: The strange history of MIT Football". MIT News. Archived from the original on 2017-01-07. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  8. ^ Cohen, Ben (2014-11-23). "How Players at MIT Engineered a Football Team". The Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Archived from the original on 2019-03-28. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  9. ^ "The MIT Beaver Call". Archived from the original on November 10, 2018. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  10. ^ "1902 Technique" (PDF). Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 22, 2020. Retrieved January 18, 2020.
  11. ^ Dept. of Athletics (Aug 2012). "2012–13 Quick Facts" (PDF). MIT. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2015-10-01. Intercollegiate Athletics: 33 varsity sports.
  12. ^ "Facilities and Hours of Operation". MIT. Archived from the original on 2019-02-21. Retrieved 2019-03-09.

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