The Melvin G. Massucco Award
Presented to the senior male athlete on his achievements, contributions, character, leadership, sportsmanship, and promotion of school spirit at WPI.
Ryan Wittenberg (Bedford, NH) – Track & Field
A two-time All-American in 2019, Ryan placed seventh at both NCAA Division III Championships. He entered the indoor competition, which was held at the Reggie Lewis Center, as the top seed and the USTFCCCA New England Track Athlete of the Year. Earlier in the season, Ryan became the fifth fastest performer with the seventh fastest performance in NCAA DIII history in the 800m when he crossed the finish line in 1:49.89 at Boston University's Valentine Invitational, which earned him USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week honors. The indoor season also saw the co-captain help guide the Engineers to a program-best third place finish at the D3 NE championship and a national ranking as high as ninth. He has also earned accolades with the 4x400 which was invited to Boston. In addition to his indoor 800 record, Ryan set the 600 watermark and went on to set the outdoor 800 standard.