Male Gymnasts Win Academic AwardBy Roger Crosley
Sports Information Director
The MIT men's gymnastics team has been declared the national academic team champion for the 1993-94 academic year. The award was bestowed by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Men. The Engineers compiled a team grade point average of 3.490 (adjusted to a 4.00 scale). The College of William and Mary, the 1991 and 1992 champion, finished second in the standings with a 3.280, and the University of Nebraska coupled a third place academic finish with their 1994 NCAA Championship team title. MIT was second in the academic competition in 1992-93.
MIT tied for fourth place in the number of GTE College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District honorees in 1993-94. The Engineers had nine student-athletes selected to finish, behind only the University of California at Davis with 13, and Augustana and Wheaton (Illinois) Colleges with 11 each.
Varsity sailors finished third overall in a strong field in the Northern Series at Boston University. Battling strong and unpredictable winds Doug DeCouto '97 with Lisa Collins '97 and Jeff Brock '97 with Carolynn Bischoff '98 were narrowly overcome by boats from Tufts University and Boston University in a field of 12 colleges.
On a day characterized by fierce gusts and numerous capsizes the Engineers produced four first place finishes during the all-day competition. In other varsity sailing action, MIT sailors Frank Marcoline '96 with Christina Chu '98, along with DeCouto and Stacey Wong '98, placed fifth in Sunday's 10-school invitational regatta at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne.
Linda Muri '86 was a member of the U.S. gold-medal-winning women's lightweight fours without coxswain crew at the world rowing championships held last weekend in Indianapolis.