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Football Captain Gray Receives Fellowship

By Roger Crosley
Director of Sports Information

Football captain Brad Gray '98 has been named the recipient of a National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Post-graduate Fellowship. Gray is one of only 17 student-athletes nationally to be awarded the $18,000 fellowship, and one of only three winners from Division III. In addition, Gray was recently honored by the Burger King Corporation as the winner of a Burger King College Football Scholarship.

The award is a $10,000 donation in Gray's name by the Burger King Corporation to MIT's general scholarship fund. Gray is also eligible for the 1997 Burger King Vincent Draddy Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. Should he be one of the four finalists for the award, Gray will earn MIT an additional $25,000. If he were to win, MIT would receive a $100,000 donation from Burger King.

Both the NFFHF fellowship and the Burger King College Football Scholarship are based on athletic ability, academic excellence, and community leadership. On the field, Gray has been a four-year starter at defensive tackle and in 1996 was named to the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference All-Conference team. He has been the ECFC Defensive Player of the Week three times in his career, including twice in 1997. In MIT's first game of the 1997 season, Gray was named the Football Gazette National Division III Defensive Player of the Week, and was the Eastern College Athletic Conference New England Division III Defensive Player of the Week.

Gray is a candidate for a Rhodes Scholarship, and will be honored at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City in December. Additionally Gray is currently president of Lambda Chi Alpha, and has served on the executive committee and as the risk manager for the fraternity.

Tennis

In women's tennis, Nora Humphrey '98 was named to the NEW 8 All-Conference team at the No. 3 singles position. Humphrey was 31 at No. 3 in conference play and also was 20 at No. 2 singles. The team finished second in the NEW 8 regular season standings.

Football

The MIT football team defeated UMass-Boston 2015 on Saturday to give the Engineers their fourth victory in a row. The four consecutive wins are the most wins in a row since the 1980 team won its final six games. The Engineers' Kevin Trexler '98 and Brian Licata '01 were each honored by the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference for their play against UMass-Boston. Trexler was named the ECFC Defensive Player of the Week. Trexler had 10 tackles (9 unassisted), a tackle for loss, a caused fumble, a recovered fumble, and an interception which he returned 31 yards to set up MIT's second touchdown. Licata, a linebacker, also had 10 tackles (8 solo), and registered 1 1/2 quarterback sacks for losses of 11 yards.

Fencing

The fencing teams began their seasons at the New England Invitational at Northampton over the weekend. For the women, Nora Szasz '99 captured the epe title with Meredith Rising '98 placing third in the event. The men's team placed Jonathan Blanford '98 second in the epe, while Brian Bower '99 and Evan Efstathiou '00 placed third and fourth respectively in the sabre.