BRIDGEPORT, Pa. — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Clyde Huibregtse (Sr., New York, N.Y./Bronx) was named to the 2020 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Division III Academic All-District 1 Men’s At-Large Team.
The 2020 Academic All-District® Men’s and Women’s At-Large Teams, selected by CoSIDA, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom. The CoSIDA Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and the NAIA.
Due to his selection, Huibregtse advances to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® ballot. Academic All-America® honorees will be announced from June 16-19. All current dues-paying group and individual members of CoSIDA have the opportunity to vote on the Academic All-America® teams within their division (NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA). Members of the Academic All-America® Core Committee, the CoSIDA Board of Directors and CoSIDA staff members vote for teams in every division.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his/her current institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games to be eligible. In addition, no student-athlete is eligible until he/she has completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility.
The first CoSIDA Academic All-District selection from the MIT water polo team since 2014, Huibregtse has a 3.92 GPA as a double major in mathematics with computer science and physics. The senior has a litany of awards:
- Two-time Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-America selection (Second Team: 2017, 2018)
- Four-time Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC) All-Conference selection (Second Team: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
- Four-time Division III Eastern Championship All-Tournament selection (First Team: 2017, 2018 2019; Second Team: 2016)
- NWPC Championship All-Tournament pick (Second Team: 2017)
- 2016 Division III Eastern Championship Rookie of the Tournament,
- 2018 Division III Eastern Championship Most Valuable Player
- Led MIT to the 2016 and 2018 Division III Eastern Championships, with runner-up finishes in 2017 and 2019.
- 2019 USA Water Polo Division III National Championship All-Tournament Team for leading MIT to the inaugural USA Water Polo Division III National Championship where the Engineers finished third in the country.
He closed his collegiate career this with a total of 174 goals, 49 assists, 23 blocks and 70 steals and in his final game back on December 8, 2019 against rival Johns Hopkins University set a new career-high with seven goals in the 20-13 victory.
Out of the pool, Huibregtse has served as a simulation and computing engineer at Oklo, Inc., a physicist and developer with the MIT Compact Muon Solenoid Project and as a technology intern at the New York City Center for Space Science Education. He also currently works as a game designer for 3D Game Development and has since 2018.
Huibregtse is one of three MIT men’s athletes to make the Academic All-District team from schools in Maine and Massachusetts joining Brouke Edskes and Sam Ubellacker of the swimming team on a list comprised of competitors from the sports of lacrosse, rifle, skiing, fencing, swimming and diving, tennis, golf, volleyball, gymnastics, water polo, ice hockey and wrestling.
Overall, a total of five men’s water polo garnered recognition in all divisions (Division I, II, III, NAIA) as he joins Noah Hodge (Division I District I), Ben Hallock of Stanford University (Division I District 8), Milos Popovic (Division II District 2) and Zach Rossman of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (Division III District 8).