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End of Fall Season Brings Many NEW 8 Selections

By Roger Crosley
Sports INformation Office

New England Women's 8

The end of the fall athletic season brings us good news of various All-Conference team selections. All-Conference teams in field hockey, soccer, and tennis have been announced in the New England Women's 8, and MIT athletes are prominent on all three. In field hockey, Carla Oshiro `95 was an All-NEW 8 selection and Ann Torres `96 was named Conference Rookie of the Year. The soccer NEW 8 all-star squad featured MIT midfielders Rebecca Hill `95 and Chantal Wright `95.

The tennis team, which won the NEW 8 title, placed three members on the NEW 8 squad. Sue Bach `93 was a selection at the fourth singles position while teammate Janet Chen `94 was named to the team at fifth singles. Bach and Valerie Tan `93 were also selected as the second doubles all-star pair. Candy Royer was named Coach of the Year in the conference after guiding the Engineers to a 13-2 record and the championship.

Volleyball

Kamilah Alexander `96 has been named to the New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) All-New England First Team for Division III. Alexander, a middle hitter, was also named the NEWVA Rookie of the Year.

Cross country

Cross country runner Ethan Crain `95 has turned in stellar performances over the past two weeks. Crain placed 12th in the All-New England Championship at Franklin Park. He covered the 5.1 mile course in 24:53 and was the number two finisher from Division III in the meet. His 12th-place finish is the best ever in the meet by an MIT runner. Crain also finished fourth in last weekend's Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Championships in Binghamton, NY, despite battling muddy conditions and a cold.

Football

Record-setting wide receiver Roddy Tranum `93 has been named the winner of a National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award. The award, one of only 15 given to players in all Divisions throughout the entire nation, carries an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship, which is spread over two years.

Tranum's selection marks the fourth consecutive year an MIT player has won an NFFHF Scholar-Athlete Award. No other collegiate institution in the country has ever had four consecutive winners of the award. Tranum will be honored with the other winners at a black-tie dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on December 8.

Although MIT's 1992 football season ended with a one-point loss to Curry College, safety Calvin Newman `96 had a memorable day . Newman made 11 tackles in the game, including five unassisted stops. He also intercepted a pass, blocked a punt, picked up the blocked punt and scored a touchdown, and returned three kickoffs for 40, 62, and 44 yards. Newman was named the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts.