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Stevens Names Burger King College Football Scholar-Athlete

By Roger Crosley
Director of Sports Information

MIT football captain and defensive back Duane Stevens '99 has been named a Burger King College Football Scholar-Athlete Award winner. Stevens' award marks the second time an MIT player has been named Burger King College Football Scholar-Athlete. Stevens follows in the footsteps of Brad Gray '98 by being selected a weekly winner of the award which will bring a contribution of $10,000 from Burger King to the MIT general scholarship fund.

During his career Stevens has twice been named a first-team GTE College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American, and last year was named a first team All-American for his play on the field. He has also been nominated for an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship this year. Stevens is MIT's career leader in interceptions with 20, and the regular season leader with nine set in 1997.

For the second consecutive year the women's volleyball team has qualified for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Championship Tournament. The Engineers gained the sixth seed in the New England Region and will face third seed Amherst College on Thursday at Wellesley College.

The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference has recently announced its All-Conference squads for field hockey, women's soccer, and women's tennis. MIT was represented on the field hockey team by Tracy Sadowski '99. In soccer, Anna Cherubin '99 was selected to the squad. Cherubin played defense for the Engineers. The MIT third doubles team of Yi-Ning Cheng '02 and Shika Gupta '01 was selected for tennis.

It has been a big week for MIT field hockey. The Engineers were selected to the Eastern College Athletic Conference New England Division III Tournament as the fifth seed. The Engineers faced arch rival and fourth seeded Wellesley College in the first round and dropped a 13 decision at Wellesley. Three players have been named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Regional All-America team in the New England East Region. Tracy Sadowski '99, Theresa Power '00 and Laura Williams '00 were each named to the squad. Sadowski led MIT in scoring with 12 goals and eight assists. Power was the Engineers top defender and led the team with 10 defensive stops. Williams scored 13 goals and had a total of five assists for the season. She set the MIT record for goals in a single game when she tallied four in a 70 victory over Elms College.

Two MIT football players have been honored for their play in last weekend's 2841 loss to Western New England College. Dave Skordal '02 was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference New England Division III Rookie of the Week for his play at quarterback. Skordal, in only his first varsity start, completed 21 of 43 passes for 213 yards and three touchdowns. Skordal was also named to the New England Football Conference Weekly Honor Roll. Teammate Tom Hynes '02 was also named to the NEFC Honor Roll. Hynes, a defensive tackle, had 11 tackles in the game, including six solo stops, four tackles for losses and a quarterback sack.

MIT men's basketball coach Larry Anderson has been named to the NCAA New England Regional Ranking Committee.