MIT Reports to the President 1994-95

Athletics Department

The Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (the department) has concluded another year of continuous improvement of the quality, various opportunities and services provided to students and the MIT community. The department's mission is...

To provide an adaptable, high quality, student-oriented, physical education, recreation, and athletics program that emphasizes participation, competition, confidence, and leadership while enhancing the athletics and health fitness environment for the entire MIT community.

Select fiscal year 1995 current program and future planning objectives achieved are:





A total of 689 students participated in 31 active club programs. Men's volleyball was the only new club in 1994-95.


MIT Convocation and Athletics Straight "T" Award Recipients

The Pewter Bowl Award to Pareen S. Dhalla, a female senior who has shown the highest qualities of inspiration and leadership. The Admiral Edward S. Cochrane Award to Andrew J. Phelps, a male senior with highest qualities of humility, inspiration, and leadership. Mr. Phelps played and lettered in three different unrelated sports (football, lacrosse, wrestling). The Betsy Schumaker Award to Sheila C. Rocchio, a female undergraduate, MIT's first national champion in the All-Around and All-America on the vault, balance beam, and floor exercises. The Howard Johnson Award to Ethan A. Crain, NCAA 1500 Meter Champion, All-America in Track and Cross Country. The Malcom Kispert Awards to Agnieszka Reiss and Jesse C. Darley, MIT's top athletics award to the male and female senior scholar-athletes of the year. Ms. Reiss was New England Women's 8 Conference champion as a junior, and has twice been named to NCAA Division III Cross Country Coaches Academic All-America team, Mr. Darley won 12 varsity letter in his career, twice earned All-America honors in Cross Country, and has been named the CAC Conference Cross Country Runner of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Mr. Darely's eighth place finish in NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships is best ever by an MIT runner in the meet.

Other Honors

Fencer Keith Lichten's 2nd place finish in epee at the NCAA Championships was a best ever performance by a MIT student; winner of a NCAA Postgraduate All-America third team in at-large category. Ethan Crain (1500 meters) and John Wallberg (hammer throw), All-America honors at the 1995 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Both Men's Cross Country and Track teams finished in 10th place at the NCAA Championships. Women's Field Hockey Team won the 1994 New England Women's 8 Conference; the Men's Cross Country Team won the 1994 CAC Conference Championships, and the Men's Lacrosse Team won the 1995 Pilgrim League Championship.


Curriculum and Staff

The number of full-time staff was twenty-two, and part-time staff numbered forty-five. Fifty-seven courses were offered during four quarters of two academic terms. Activities with the highest registration were aerobics (1683),

skating (864), tennis (675), weight training (590), dance (508), and aquatics (454). During IAP thirty-five courses were offered. Registrations for credit courses numbered a record high of 1709.

Computer registration for classes is to begin in the fall 1995 term. An Athena-based selection system called PELOT (Physical Education Lottery) will enable students to enroll in first quarter classes from 8:00 AM on August 16th until 12:00 Noon on September 6th (1995) from any Athena workstation or from any dialup or telnet connection to Athena.

Dr. Richard A. Hill

MIT Reports to the President 1994-95