Lyren Awarded NCAA ScholarshipBy Roger Crosley
Director of Sports Information
1993 MIT graduate Julie Lyren, of Akron, Ohio, has recently been named winner of a prestigious National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Postgraduate Scholarship. Lyren, an All-America gymnast, is the third winner of one of the $5,000 grants during the 1992-93 academic year at the Institute. A materials science and engineering major as an undergraduate, Lyren plans to pursue a teaching and coaching career.
The ranks of MIT GTE College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-Americas has swollen by two recently with the naming of 1993 graduates Seema Jayachandran and Rob Silva to the At-Large teams for women and men respectively. Jayachandran, a tennis player from Salinas, Calif., earned her award for her perfect grade point average in a double major of physics and electrical engineering. Silva played both lacrosse and hockey at MIT and ended his career as the leading career scorer in both sports. A Golden, Colo., native, Silva's selection to the team was as a lacrosse player. He majored in mechanical engineering and finished his career with a 4.2/5.0 grade point average.
MIT baseball player Peter Hinteregger, a 1993 graduate from Newton, Mass., has been named to the first team Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III New England All-Star Team. Hinteregger was the Engineers' number one pitcher and finished 1993 with an 8-2 record and an earned run average of 2.58. Although he was selected as a pitcher, Hinteregger, from Newton, Mass., also played 20 games at shortstop.
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has released its final 1993 Spring rankings and MIT teams and athletes figure prominently in each of the categories. The women's team finished 11th nationally in Division III while the men's team ended up with a national ranking of 19. The men's doubles team of 1993 graduate Alan Walpole of Turaunga, New Zealand, and junior Jay Muelhoefer from Brussels, Belgium, finished as the fourth rated doubles team in Division III. In the individual rankings Walpole was 22nd, and fellow graduate Manish Bhatia of Okemos, Mish., was 49th. For the women, Freddie Turner of Cambridge, Mass., was 34th, while the doubles team of Turner and Valerie Tan of Singapore were ranked 22nd. Turner will enter her junior year in September while Tan will be a senior. Additionally, coach Candy Royer has been named the ITA East Region Coach of the Year for guiding the Engineers to a 14-5 regular season record.
Although no MIT football players were named to the Pre-season Division III All-America team by 1993 NCAA Preview magazine, wide receiver Rod Tranum and linebacker Nolan Duffin were named to the magazine's "Best of the Rest" list. Tranum, a graduate student from Chatsworth, Ga., was one of 11 receivers mentioned, while Burke, Va., native Duffin was one of eight linebackers. Duffin will be a senior.