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2019-20 MIT Student-Athlete Excellence Banquet Nominees For the Howard W. Johnson Award

Presented annually to the male senior athlete of the year.

PAST HOWARD W. JOHNSON AWARD WINNERS

Bouke Edskes

SENIOR - SWIMMING & DIVING - COURSE 2A-6 (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING) - ROCKVILLE, MD

"Bouke’s contributions to our team, from both a performance and character standpoint, are two key reasons why he is so deserving of this award. Not only is he one of the most decorated student-athletes to ever come through our program, he also brought an encouraging and enthusiastic energy to the pool deck each and every day. We are so proud of all of Bouke’s accomplishments over the past four years and hope he recognizes what a positive and profound impact he has made on our program!"
  • National Record Holder (100 IM)
  • 23-time NCAA All-American
  • 3-time National Runner-up
  • 5-time school record holder (200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Medley Relay, 800 Free Relay)
  • 6-time Z-Pool record holder (100 Fly, 200 Fly, 400 IM, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 800 Free Relay)
  • Holds 11 NEWMAC Open and Championship records
  • 3-time NEWMAC Swimmer of the Year
  • NEWMAC Rookie of the Year
  • 2-time CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American

Clyde Huibregtse

SENIOR - WATER POLO - COURSE 8 (PHYSICS) & 18C (MATH FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE) - NEW YORK, NY

"Clyde has been instrumental in our program's continued success. He's a driving force in creating our competitive scholar-athlete culture. Clyde is one of the most genuine hard working young men I have had the pleasure of coaching. His talents span far beyond the pool and I am excited to watch him thrive in the next phase of his life."
  • CWPA Division III Eastern Championship MVP
  • Four-time NWPC All-Conference - Second Team
  • Four-time ACWPC Academic All-American (Outstanding Team)
  • Three-time CWPA Division III Eastern Championship - First Team
  • Two-time ACWPC All-American - Second Team
  • 2019 Team Captain
  • Finished his career with 174 goals and 49 assists for 223 points as his goal total ties him for seventh most in program history.
  • Finished his career by leading the team to a 3rd place finish in our Division III National Championship scoring a career-high 7 goals.

Thomas Nelson

SENIOR - VOLLEYBALL - COURSE 2 (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING) - SAN RAMON, CA

"As one of the top player in the country Thomas has always been a catalyst for our team to compete with the best. His drive, desire, and execution are outstanding. He has been a leader on and off the court for the past three years that I've been the coach. His selflessness has set the tone for our program which continues to compete with the best teams in the country. His Junior year he gave up his favorite position to play another position that the team needed help with."
  • Two-time NCAA All-American
  • Three-time Defensive Player of the Year for the United Volleyball Conference (UVC); Only UVC Conference Player to receive the award three times
  • NVA/AVCA Division III All-America Second Team
  • NVA/AVCA All-North Region Team
  • UVC All-Academic Team
  • Ranked second in the UVC and 21st in Division III in digs per set during the 2020 season

Alec Reduker

SENIOR - TRACK & FIELD - COURSE 6 (ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING) - NEWBURYPORT, MA

"In my 38 years coaching at MIT, I have never had a more talented, supportive, hard working student-athlete than Alec Reduker. He earned the NCAA Division III New England Region Male Athlete of the Year by winning the High Jump with the new record of 7’ 1 1/2”, placing second in the Long Jump and fourth in the Triple Jump in leading his team to first in the New England Division III championship."
  • 2019 National Runner-up (High Jump)
  • Three-time NCAA All American
  • Entered the 2020 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field championship as the #1 High Jumper in the country with a new MIT record of 7’ 1 1/2”
  • Three-time New England D3 Champion
  • NCAA Division III New England Region Male Athlete of the Year (2019-20 season)