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Brad Gray Garners Honors, Marshall

By Roger Crosley
Director of Sports Information

The awards continue to roll in for football player Brad Gray '98. Last Tuesday, Gray was named the winner of a Marshall Scholarship for graduate study.

Wednesday, Gray became only the second MIT football player ever to be named to the New England Football Writers All-New England team. Thursday brought the news that Gray and two teammates had been named first team GTE Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Above and beyond the first team status, Gray was named the College Division Football Academic All-America of the Year. Gray is the second MIT football player to receive the prestigious award (Rod Tranum '93 in 1992 was the first), and the third MIT athlete overall to be the Academic All-America of the Year (Bill Singhose '90, for track and field in 1990, was the third).

Gray's teammates named to the first team were linebacker Mike Butville '98 and Duane Stevens '98. Both Stevens and Gray are repeat picks from 1996.

Cross country

Three cross country runners have been named to the Division III All-New England team. From the women's team, Debbie Won '00 earned the honor. On the men's side, Mike Parkins '99 and Chris McGuire '00 were each named.

The Constitution Athletic Conference 1996 Soccer All-Conference team has recently been released, and MIT has placed two players on the squad.

Additionally, back Lee Murfee '99 was a first team selection, while forward Fito Louis '00 was a second team pick.

Basketball

Basketball player Kareem Benjamin G was named the Constitution Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 24.

Benjamin led MIT to a 30 record, giving the Engineers their best start since the 1980-81 season.

In Conference wins over Babson College and WPI, Benjamin averaged 15 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. He scored the winning basket at the buzzer to give MIT its first victory over Babson since 1981.

Ice hockey

Not to be outdone by the men's basketball team's gaudy start, the men's ice hockey team has compiled a 71 record. he Engineers have won six consecutive games headed into the semester break.