Muelhoefer and Walpole Ranked First in U.S.By Roger Crosley
Director of Sports Information
The Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Association (ITCA) ranked the MIT doubles team of Jay Muelhoefer '94 and Alan Walpole '94 first in the nation in men's Division III. The two athletes earned this ranking based on their performance in last year's NCAA Division III National Championships and by winning the national Division III Rolex Championship this fall. Muelhoefer and Walpole are the only players from MIT to ever be ranked first nationally. As a team, the Engineers are rated 15th in the country. Walpole is also ranked 13th nationally in singles play, while teammate Manish Bhatia '93 is ranked 25th in singles play.
Kamilah Alexander '96, a middle hitter for the women's volleyball team, has been distinguished as the New England Women's 8 Conference Rookie of the Year and named to the NEW 8 All-Conference Team. These honors come only a week after she was named to the New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) All-New England first team for Division III and also named NEWVA Rookie of the Year.