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Gunn grad Redfield wraps up successful hoop career at MIT

 

Gunn High grad Matt Redfield (2011) just wrapped up his four-year basketball career at MIT. Last week he was named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMac) All-Conference second team for the third time. He also was named Academic All-Conference for the third time.

Redfield's teams played in three NCAA Division III Tournaments and also won two conference championships in his four years. He helped MIT finish 18-8 this season and reach the NEWMAC tournament semifinals for a seventh consecutive season.

Despite missing the beginning of the season with an injury, he came back to lead MIT this season in rebounds per game (9.1) and blocks per game (1.4). Averaging 10.8 points an outing this season, he recorded six double-doubles in 16 games and pulled down 18 and 17 rebounds in MIT's final two games of the season in the NEWMAC tournament.

With 151 blocked shots, he is MIT's all-time leader in that category. Redfield concluded his Engineer career with 819 points and 612 rebounds.

Elsewhere in basketball, Hamilton College senior Joseph Lin from Palo Alto High was one of 10 athletes from his school to be recognized by the NESCAC on the conference's Winter All-Sportsmanship Team.

Diving

Stanford Diving's Remi Edvalson was one of 16 girls named to the United States junior national squad as announced this week.

The program is aimed at providing these athletes the resources needed to help them continue to progress in their training, with the ultimate goal of developing into future senior national team members and potential 2020 and 2024 Olympic team members.

All divers, which also include 16 boys, met a challenging set of criteria required for selection.

Edvalson most recently won four gold medals at the All-Star Champions Invitational in Orlando in the 12-13 age group. She won the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform dives and teamed with Lauren Okamoto to win the 3-meter synchro title.

Stanford grad Dwight Dumais, Cardinal senior Kristian Ipsen and Stanford sophomore Bradley Christiansen were named to the USA roster for the FINA World Series meets a few weeks ago.

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