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Laurels Continue for 1993 Baseball Team

By Roger Crosley
DIREC<\p>TOR OF Sports Information

The honors and awards continue to roll in for the 1993 baseball team. The squad, which captured the Eastern College Athletic Conference New England Division III championship last May, has been honored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association as the top fielding team in the country in Division III play. The Engineers finished the season with a school record 22 wins.

Former MIT football wide receiver Roddy Tranum '93 has been named a 1993 Tau Beta Pi Laureate by the National Engineering Honor Society. Tranum broke nearly every school pass receiving record at MIT and won the award for both his excellence in electrical engineering studies and on the football field. Tranum will be honored on Oct. 30 at the 88th annual Tau Beta Pi convention to be held in West Lafayette, Ind.

Varsity sailing coach Fran Charles and his wife recently won the 210 Class national championship held in Gloucester. This is the second time in three years that Charles has won the title, for which he did not compete in 1992. Charles dominated the 25-boat fleet of 30-foot keelboats with three first place finishes, two seconds, a fifth, and a seventh. Charles's boat, "Fanfare" was the oldest boat in the regatta (36 years), and the win is the sixth national championship of his career (two each in the Olympic 470 and Interclub Frostbite Dinghy classes).

Mark Hanak, most recently supervisor of occupational rehabilitation at Dow Chemical , has been named coordinator of sports medicine at MIT. Hanak has previously worked at Braintree Hospital, with the New England Patriots, and at the University of Notre Dame.