WORCESTER --- WPI women’s rower Christine Hovermale was selected as an At-Large Academic All-America as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). It is the fifth Academic All-American accolade all-time for the women’s rowing program and head coach Jason Steele. The recent graduate was named to the third team.
WORCESTER -- WPI's Christine Hovermale was nominated as a 2020 Pocock Division III All-America by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) and the senior joined 12 teammates in earning a Scholar Athlete Award from the organization.
WPI is proud to unveil our newest feature "Hangin' with the Herd". Check in throughout the next few weeks as we profile a different WPI student-athlete and learn more about why they chose WPI, they favorite memories of their team and time on Boynton Hill and some fun insight about them away from their sport.
Today we feature Caitlin Kean from Women's Rowing. Caitlin is a sophomore from Shrewsbury, MA. She is majoring in biomedical engineering.
WORCESTER --- WPI senior women’s rower Christine Hovermale has been selected to the Academic All-District I At-Large team as voted upon by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members from Massachusetts and Maine.
Westwood, MA --- For the remainder of the Spring Season, the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) would like to take the time to recognize our senior student-athletes in each of our spring sports. We want to thank you for your endless dedication, passion and contributions to the NEWMAC, our institutions and your teams. This week we would like to celebrate the 43 student-athletes of our rowing programs. Join us next week as we recognize our senior men's track and field student-athletes.
Westwood, MA --- Highlighted by a NEWMAC best 16 baseball players, 74 WPI athletes have earned a spot on the 2020 spring NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Teams. In addition to the baseball honorees, 38 men’s and women’s track and field athletes, 15 members of the women’s rowing team, and five softball players were honored.
Westwood, MA --- WPI seniors Christine Hovermale (Alameda, CA) and David Larson (Port Tobacco, MD) and juniors Lauren Kaija (Reading, VT), Skylar O’Connell (North Attleboro, MA), and Benjamin Steeves (Hollis, ME) were named to their respective NEWMAC sportsmanship teams for the spring season.
Larson represents the baseball team, O’Connell represents the softball squad, Hovermale represents women’s rowing and Steeves and Kaija represent the men’s and women’s track and field teams.
The WPI women’s rowing team rose to national prominence the last two seasons through the hard work and determination of a talented and veteran group that, among others, included Kinsey McNamara, who won a bronze medal rowing for Team USA at the World U23 Championships this past summer.
Cambridge, MA --- For the second straight year, WPI women’s rowing earned a bronze medal at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta. The varsity eight finished in third place in the Collegiate Eights while the second varsity eight was 23rd overall.
The WPI Athletic Department, Poly Club, and Hall of Fame Selection Committee is proud to announce its 37th Class, the Class of 2019. The six newest members were inducted on Friday, October 4th as part of Homecoming Weekend. The inductees include: John Bibinski '84 (Football), Kristen (Garza) Reader '11 (Women's Soccer), Steve Graveline '87 (Wrestling), Don Maki '80 (Baseball), Larry Noble (Men's Rowing Coach) and Jason Steele (Women's Rowing Coach). To kick off the evening, Helen Vassallo was recognized as the Frank C. Harrington (1898) Award recipient.
In recent weeks, concerns about the mosquito-borne illness Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the region have increased considerably. The city and state have urged residents to follow guidelines to reduce risk, in particular, by avoiding outdoor activities from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
Sarasota, FL --- WPI graduate Kinsey McNamara (Chelmsford, MA) and Team USA’s women’s eight recently earned bronze at the 2019 World Rowing Under 23 Championships. The event was held at Nathan Benderson Park where McNamara and the WPI varsity eight also collected bronze at the NCAA Division III Championships during the Engineers first-ever appearance at the national regatta in 2018.
WORCESTER – Led by three-time selections Eva Barinelli (Tewksbury, MA) and Madeline Burke (Verona, NJ), and 2019 NCAA Elite 90 honoree Sarah St. Pierre (Maynard, MA), 10 WPI women's rowers were recognized as National Scholar-Athletes for their work on the lake and in the classroom by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA).
Princeton, NJ --- WPI recent graduate Kinsey McNamara (Chelmsford, MA) has been selected to compete for the United States at the upcoming 2019 World Rowing Under 23 Championships July 24-28 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, FL. Believed to be the first Division III representative in the women's eight since at least 2005, McNamara has earned a spot in the five seat.
WORCESTER – Recent WPI graduate Kinsey McNamara (Chelmsford, MA) and rising senior Christine Hovermale (Alameda, CA) have been named as 2019 Pocock Division III All-Americans by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA). McNamara, the NEWMAC Rower of the Year, was named to the first team while Hovermale, a first teamer a year ago, was selected to the second team.