Carrying a 5.0 GPA, MIT junior Margaret Guo of San Diego, California, was presented with the NCAA Elite 89 Award at the NCAA Swimming and Diving National Championships on Tuesday evening in Shenandoah, Texas. Guo, who is double-majoring in electrical engineering and computer science and biological engineering, is the seventh MIT student-athlete to receive this award since it was established during the 2009-10 academic year.
The Elite 89, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships.
Guo will be competing in the 100 yard butterfly today for the Cardinal and Gray. Earlier this season, Guo recorded a career-best time in the event during the MIT Winter Invitational in December as she touched the wall in 57.16. Her time was an NCAA B cut.
For more information on the Elite 89 award winners, visit NCAA.com/elite-89.