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Athletes Earn Many End of Year Honors

By Roger Crosley
Sports Information Director

Though the team as a whole did not qualify to compete at nationals, the tennis team achieved a number eight ranking in the East.

In addition, Michelle Youn '00, the second singles player for the team, ranked 15th in the East. In doubles play, Nakamura and Nora Humphrey '98 were ranked 16th nationally and fifth in the East.

Runners qualify for nationals

Men's track and field sophomores Mike Parkins '99 and Leif Seed '99 each qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Parkins and Seed will represent MIT at the championships from May 21 to 24 at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

Gymnast vies for national honor

Gymnast Sheila Rocchio '97 has been selected as the Division III gymnastics nominee for the Honda Award. Rocchio will compete with nominees from other sports in NCAA Division III for the award which is given to the outstanding female athlete in sports in which the NCAA holds championship competition.

It is Rocchio's second nomination for the award; Rocchio was the Division III gymnastics selection in 1994-95.

NEW8 teams named

The end of the spring seasons brings the naming of New England Women's 8 All-Conference teams.

In crew, Arlene Frech '97 and Amy Gieffers '97 were selected in the varsity boat, and Kathleen Vokes '00 was named to the novice boat.

In softball, third baseman Anna Cherubin '99 and shortstop Sherry Mowry '98 were each All-Conference picks.

Tracy Sadowski '99 was named to the lacrosse team. The track team includes Jennifer Elizondo '99 in the javelin and Janis Eisenberg '98 in the 3,000 meters.

Lily J. Koo '97 contributed to the reporting of this article.