D’Amore Named Academic All-America; Athletic Department Resets Annual Record

D’Amore Named Academic All-America; Athletic Department Resets Annual Record

WORCESTER – WPI biomedical engineering major Brian D'Amore (Medfield, MA) pushed the Engineers over the top as he became the department's record-breaking seventh College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) Academic All-American of the 2016-17 academic year. The previous record of six was achieved in 2010-11, 2012-13 and 2015-16.

D'Amore, track & field third-teamer and member of the NEWMAC Men's Relay of the Week (Apr. 10), is a three-time All-NEWMAC selection and 2016 100-meter dash champion. He is also four-time All-Division III New England and was All-NEICAAA (All-New England, All-Divisions) in the 2016 100m, and currently on the record board in the 100m, 200-meter dash and 4x100-meter relay.

The Charles O. Thompson Scholar volunteers at a local ER working with mentally disabled patients. D'Amore's IQP involved environmental policy on oil spills with state senator James Eldridge. He went on to work with VitaThreads on skin tissue regeneration for his MQP.

CoSIDA Release (PDF)