Reports to the President 1994-95
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
- Continued promotions of the outstanding achievements of our student-athletes
in all sports programs. E.g. An MIT COOP most outstanding
"player-of-the-week" award and promotion displays at Kendall and Harvard
Squares, the duPont Gym, and the MIT Student Center.
- Developed a five-year department management plan for finance, budget, and
- Financially self-sustaining management of the J. B. Carr Tennis Facility.
- Provided each head coach and functional unit supervisor with an operating
- Developed and initiated implementation of an annual performance appraisal
for all personnel.
- Completed facility plans for (1) increasing the women's locker rooms etc. at
the crew boathouse; (2) a Tennis Center proposal; (3) proposed capital
renovations and reconstruction expenditures; (4) new signage for increased
security management of all Briggs Field areas; (5) affixing netting behind
softball and baseball backstops and, (6) a scheduled plan of maintenance for
- Continued improvement of a planned approach to gender equity in all
operational aspects of the athletics department.
- Increased the involvement of women at the administrative and management
levels of the department.
- Completed a department recommendation for a reduction-in-scope of the
proposed Central Athletics Facilities Plan I, Ia and Ib (i.e., a 50 meter
swimming pool, Sports Medicine and Health Fitness Centers, locker rooms, team
- Significantly increased the department's computer processing capabilities and
network. We have a home page on the Internet and communications with the MIT
community through the Athena network.
- Finding ways to provide additional budgeting support for our national leading
comprehensive and broad-based athletics, physical education, and intramural
programs. Maintaining quality educational experiences for our students is
becoming more difficult to achieve.
- Increasing the diversity of department personnel (especially at faculty, head
coach, management, and administrative levels).
- Maintaining flexibility to respond to new education, recreation, athletics
and intramural opportunities for students and the MIT community.
A total of 689 students participated in 31 active club programs. Men's
volleyball was the only new club in 1994-95.
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.
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.
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
Reports to the President 1994-95