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Sports Shorts - Two Teams Win Conference Titles

By Roger Crosley
sports information director

Katherine Merrilees '97 a field hockey player, has been named a GTE College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America. Merrilees, the leading point scorer in MIT field hockey history, was a third team selection to the College Division Fall/Winter At-Large team.

Men's tennis nets conference

The MIT tennis teams have had a lot to cheer about recently. The men's team won the Constitution Athletic Conference Championship Tournament by sweeping matches against Western New England College (50), Springfield College (30), and Babson College (32).

Eric Chen '00, was named the conference rookie of the year, and coach Jeff Hamilton was selected coach of the year.

In women's play, Mealani Nakamura '00, has won the New England Showcase singles championship. Nakamura dominated the tournament winning all three of her matches in straight sets and dropping only 13 games along the way.

Women's track dominates

The women's track and field team won the Fitchburg State College Invitational meet recently. The Engineers won eight of the 17 events contested.

Janis Eisenberg '98 was a dual winner for the Engineers. She took both the 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter runs.

Baseball steals conference

The MIT baseball team has captured the championship of the Eastern Division of the Constitution Athletic Conference with an 113 conference record. The Engineers will host the first two rounds of the CAC Tournament.

MIT will host a second round game at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Should the team win the first two games, the final will be played at Babson College at 3 p.m.