CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In the final night of competition on Sunday, Feb. 27, MIT swept all six swimming events to capture its third consecutive New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's swimming and diving crown. With their sixth conference team championship, the Engineers tied the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's record for league titles. MIT touched the wall first 16 times out of 18 races en route to a total 1,153 points while Coast Guard finished as the runner-ups with a tally of 822. Springfield College rounded out the top three with a tally of 540.
At the conclusion of the session, MIT freshman Colby Dunn was named the NEWMAC Rookie of the Year. He registered first-place finishes in the 400 medley relay, 200 freestyle, 800 freestyle relay, the 100 freestyle and the 400 freestyle relay. Dunn earned an automatic NCAA qualification standard in the 200 freestyle while provisionally qualifying four times. He also picked up points for the Engineers in the 50 freestyle courtesy of a third-place finish.
To read a complete meet recap, including final team standings and the 2011 NEWMAC men's swimming and siving all-conference honorees, please visit the MIT Athletics website.