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Players Earn National Honors As Winter Sports Season Ends

By Roger Crosley
sports information director

The women's gymnastics team returned from the recent National Collegiate Gymnastics Association Championships with a seventh-place finish and three athletes earning individual honors.

Sheila Rocchio '97 was co-winner of the Senior Athlete of the Year Award. Rocchio is the third MIT gymnast to win or share the award.

First-year student Lee Knight '00 was named All-America in the all-around competition. She scored 35.575 of a possible 40 points in the four events.

Rocchio and Tasi Chiarenza '97, were each named to the NCGA national All-Academic team.

Field hockey players honored

Five MIT athletes were named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad for the 1996 season. Seniors Ellen Hwang '97, Katherine Merrilees '97, and Laura Walker '97, along with juniors Stephanie Maifert '98, and Anshu Sinha '98 each qualified the team.

Softball pitcher throws no-hitter

Softball pitcher Amber Crabbe '00 began her collegiate career in style by pitching a no-hitter against Babson College. Only one walk sullied an otherwise perfect game.

Athletes excel nationally

Myong-Sin Yi '99 earned All-America status at the recent National Rifle Association Pistol National Championships in Colorado Springs.

In recent NCAA championships, marksman Thomas Schady '97, placed 16th in rifle.

In fencing, David Naumann '97, finished 19th in the foil competition and junior Meredith Rising '98, earned a 20th place finish in epee.

Crew coach coaches national team

Director of Crew Stu Schmill '86 was recently selected as coach of the 1997 U.S. Maccabiah Rowing Team. The team will compete in the 15th Quadrennial Games this July in Israel.