Athletics update

WPI Student Athletes of the Week
November 26, 2014


Brian Amato

– Wrestling

Brian Amato of the wrestling team has been honored as the WPI Male Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 23. The sophomore from Newington, Conn., made his season debut after a preseason injury and did not disappoint in WPI’s home tri-meet sweep of Southern Maine and Norwich. Amato, ranked first in New England at 125 pounds, defeated the third-ranked wrestler from USM 12-6 in a bout at 133 pounds in WPI’s 33-13 team win. Amato came back and scored a 17-1 technical fall over his opponent at 125 pounds in the Engineers’ 26-12 victory over Norwich.

Jenny Day – Swimming

and Diving


Jenny Day from the swimming and diving team has been selected as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 23. The freshman from Chelmsford, Mass., captured three events as the Engineers went on the road and defeated Roger Williams 151-137 for the program’s first-ever win over the Hawks. Day delivered in the 500-yard (5:21.61) and 1,000-yard freestyle (11:08.35), as well as the 400-yard IM (4:46.54).

She also teamed up with Emily Martin, Tori Claverie, and Amanda Konieczny to post a second place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:42.30).