CLEVELAND, Ohio – After the completion of winter sports, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sits at 16th nationally in the Division III Learfield Directors' Cup, as released on March 30. All four winter teams placed in the top-25 in NCAA postseason competition. CMS is additionally the highest ranked program from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and on the West Coast.
Men's basketball won its NCAA First Round game against Whitworth, 78-73 but matched up with the then-undefeated Whitman in the Second Round and fell 79-73. Women's basketball traveled to Dallas, Tex. and beat the host, UT Dallas, in the First Round 79-63, but then was bested by Trinity (Tex.) in the Second Round, 77-66.
The swimming and diving championships were held at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Tex. where the women's team placed 21st and the men's finished in 14th. The Athenas won points in the 200- and 400-yard medley relay, 800-yard freestyle relay, 100-yard backstroke and on the 1-meter diving board. The Stags earned team points in the 800 free relay, 100- and 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard butterfly, 1650-yard freestyle and on the 3-meter diving board.
CMS added 214.0 points from the winter teams to bring the 2016-17 total up to 424.00.
By Emily Nordhoff
Sports Information Director
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