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Lightweight Crew, Schmill Win Rowing Group Honors

By Roger Crosley
Director of Sports Information

The MIT lightweight crew and coach Stu Schmill '86 recently received honors from the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges. The 1997 crew was named the winner of the Russell S. Callow Memorial Award.

The award is presented to the crew which shows outstanding accomplishments and the exhibition of spirit, courage and unity throughout the year. Schmill was named lightweight coach of the year after guiding the crew to its best results since 1982. Additionally, Schmill won a gold medal in the Head of the Charles Regatta last weekend with the United States Women's National Team.

Tennis

Mealani Nakamura '00 was named the New England Women's 8 tennis player of the week. Playing the first singles position, Nakamura defeated her opponent from Mount Holyoke College 61, 60, and then, in a match against Wellesley College, Nakamura defeated the Wellesley first single's player, 64, 67, 62 to take the deciding match in a 54 MIT victory.

MIT men's tennis players Eric Chen '00 and Jim Matysczak '99 will travel to Memphis, Tenn. this week to compete in the Rolex Division III Collegiate Men's Tennis Championship.

Volleyball

Volleyball player Betsy Sailhamer '99 was named to the all-tournament teams at the recent Eastern Connecticut State University Invitational and the Bates College Invitational. The team is currently ranked fifth in the latest New England Division III poll.

Football

Football player Duane Stevens '98 intercepted a pass in his sixth consecutive game in MIT's 310 victory over Curry College. Stevens has seven interceptions on the season and is tied for third nationally in the most recently released NCAA Division III statistics. Stevens also returned the second half kickoff against Curry for an 84-yard touchdown.

Field hockey

The MIT field hockey team is currently ranked fifth in the New England Division III East NCAA poll. The team has compiled a 103 record.