Skip to comments.MIT Pistol Captures Second National Title in Three Years
Posted on 04/03/2007 7:36:42 AM PDT by RonF
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT edged out host and defending champion U.S. Military Academy by seven points (6,372-6,365) to secure the pistol program's fifth NRA Intercollegiate National Championship and second in three years. Despite falling to the Black Knights in free pistol by a margin of 26 points, the Engineers overcame the deficit with advantages of 25 and eight points in standard (second place) and air pistol (first place). In the open individual aggregate category, Daipan Lee placed third (1,614) while Eddie Huo finished four points behind him. On the women's side, the squad placed third (2,690) as Diana Nee earned an individual aggregate ranking of third (913). In addition, the Engineers received an Institute-record 11 All-America honors.
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My dad was MIT. My uncle was USMA. The only shot beers together, not pistols.
I’m waiting for the Reuters and AP articles about this.
Many years ago I made the transition from Daisy BB rifles to .22 Rugers at the MIT armory. I believe the instructor was a member of the US Pan Am team. Top notch.
Last year I toured the University of Maryland with my daughter and went to the armory to see if they had pistol training and got the most disturbing negative look from the attendant.
That photo is why America will never be taken by an armed invasion. In America, even the geeks will smoke you.
More pictures like that floating around campuses would reduce the prevalence of rape.
Old Airplane Driver, MIT '65, CAPT, USAF, Vietnam '71
There’s an anime in this somewhere. :p
Looking at that photo closely, it appears we already fell to an unarmed one.
Never mind the “invasion” talk above, these kids were likely born and raised in America, and are setting examples of all the things that Americans kids should be: smart, hard-working, determined, and GREAT with a gun.
Keep it up, kids! Keep making mediocre-Americans a little worried. It might inspire a few to do better!
MIT an all Asian team?
Ethnic breakdown of the MIT Class of 2010 (which would be typical overall):
Mexican American 7%
Native American 1%
Puerto Rican 2%
Other Hispanic 3%
International citizens 8%
Other/No Response 6%
MIT has two “minority” classifications; “minority” and “underrepresented minority”. The latter consists of those students whose ethnicity is a minority in the American population AND whose percentage of the MIT student body is lower than the percentage of their ethnic group in the American population as a whole. MIT admits all “underrepresented minorities” who make the cut (SAT, grades, etc., etc.). They do not give any extra points otherwise; if you don’t have the academic qualifications, you’re not going to get in regardless of whether you’re white, black, Asian, or green.
Asian-Americans are “minorities”, but they are not “underrepresented minorities”. It happens that as an alumnus (’74, Course VII) I have signed up to be an Educational Counselor in my area. That means that during the admissions cycle I go out and interview applicants for that year’s freshman class and fill out a report for the admissions office giving my impressions. I find myself interviewing a lot of Asian kids. They don’t get in because Asians are preferred at MIT; they get in because their parents make sure that their kids spend a lot of time on academics and not on having the highest score in the neighborhood on “Grand Theft Auto” or the basketball team. Their extracurricular activities tend to concentrate on the arts; if they are involved in athletics, which is unusual, it’s generally non-contact sports like golf or tennis.
Those Asian kids are in that picture because a) the Asian-American culture is that academics are more important than anything else, and b) pistol is a non-contact sport.
Have to show this picture to my son. There are some nice looking ladies there and in any case “Women + Guns = SEXY” :)
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