WPI's Dopart Named Academic All-America of the Year

WELLESLEY, Mass. - WPI senior Celena Dopart (Washington, D.C.) was named the Capital One Academic At-Large All-America of the Year earlier this week and was one of five New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women selected to the All-America teams. Dopart, a field hockey player, becomes the NEWMAC's first Academic All-America of the Year since MIT men's basketball player Jimmy Bartolotta in 2009. 

Dopart graduated with a 4.00 GPA as an aerospace engineering major and landed on the CoSIDA Academic All-America team in each of the past three seasons, garnering third team honors as a sophomore and landing on the first team a year ago.

Joining Dopart on the Academic All-America first team was fellow field hockey player, Molly McShane (Lake Bluff, Ill.), a junior from MIT as well as Coast Guard senior rower Sarah Jane Otey (Littleton, Colo.).

Wheaton's Hailey Colburn (Concord, N.H.), the NEWMAC women's lacrosse Player of the Year, was a second team honoree. MIT women's tennis player, Anastasia Vishnevetsky (Orange, Conn.), was tabbed to the third team.

On the men's side, MIT junior, Wyatt Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.), was named to the Academic All-America second team. Ubellacker, a member of the MIT swimming & diving team, was also joined on the second team by Matt Hohenberger (St. Louis, Mo.), of the Engineers' men's volleyball squad.

The Capital One Academic All-America At-Large program include the sports of bowling, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming & diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling.

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