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The Tech’s Athlete of the Week: Emily Houston ’10

Emily F. Houston ’10 has been named the Mid-Atlantic Conference Air Rifle Shooter of the Month for January after leading the Engineers to victory in that category in the Bean Pot competition last month. The junior captain has helped the Engineers compile a record of 25-8 this season.

Houston’s total of 579 was tied for the top individual total in air rifle at the Bean Pot and helped Tech outscore runner-up Pennsylvania State University, 2235-2229. Houston, who carries a 4.9 grade point average in Mechanical Engineering, has now registered the high score in this category in five of the Engineers’ eight competitions on the year.

The Engineers are now looking forward to the Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship, which will be held on Sunday, March 7, hosted by the Virginia Military Academy. MIT defeated Penn State in the Expert Division of air rifle at last year’s Championship.

—Greg McKeever, DAPER Staff