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Tranum Continues to Garner Awards

By Roger Crosley
Director of Sports Information

Honors continue to roll in for football wide receiver Roddy Tranum '93. Tranum has been named the GTE College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) College Division Football Academic All-America of the Year, and has been selected as the winner of a prestigious National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) postgraduate scholarship. With these awards, Tranum joins Bill Singhose '90, the only other MIT athlete to receive the national Academic All-America of the Year honor. Tranum's vote total was the highest among the 25 members of the GTE CoSIDA Academic All-America first team. The selection of Tranum for the scholarship marks the third consecutive year MIT has produced an NCAA postgraduate Scholarship winner in football.

In other GTE CoSIDA Academic All-America news, MIT volleyball outside hitter Colleen Johnson '93 has been named to the national third team.

Three MIT athletes have been selected to study in England by the Rhodes and Marshall Scholarship committees. Mark Lundstrom G, a member of the ski team, is the recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship, while women's tennis player Seema Jayachandran '93 and rifle team member Ian Blasch '93 were named Marshall Scholars.

Women's sailing

The women's sailing team is ranked third in the nation following completion of the fall portion of its season. The Engineers trail defending national champion Dartmouth College and Tufts University in the ratings, which were recently published in the January, 1993 edition of Sailing World.

Men's basketball

Center Keith Whalen '96 has made an immediate impact not only on the MIT basketball program but also in the Constitution Athletic Conference (CAC). Whalen leads the CAC in scoring with an average of 17.6 points per game. Whalen was featured in the Jan. 3 edition of The Boston Globe.

Men's tennis

Coach Jeff Hamilton won the Men's 40 Division singles championship at the recently concluded Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Convention and Tournament in Tampa, Fla. Hamilton defeated John Messick of Colorado State University in the finals 6-1, 6-2 after defeating Larry Harris of Fresno State University and Peter Lehmann from Florida International University in straight sets. Hamilton also teamed with Pat Breen of Samford University and advanced to the semi-finals in the doubles competition.