Greetings CMS Athletics Community,
In November, five Athena and Stag all-time greats returned to campus and were inducted into the CMS Hall of Fame. During the ceremony at the Athenaeum, I marveled at the stories our honorees shared about their time with CMS as scholar-athletes and leaders. I greatly admire what the inductees - and so many other CMS student-athletes and coaches - have led us to become over the years through their dedication and leadership.
Just as our Hall of Famers rose to new heights when they were in Claremont, current CMS student-athletes have continued to set new standards for success, and this fall was no different. The NCAA Division III National Championship won by the Athena volleyball team in November – the first NCAA title for the Athenas – was an important breakthrough in women’s athletics at CMS, and elevates the department as a whole. The Athenas’ championship is evidence of the process here at CMS, started by founding athletic director Bill Arce in the ’50s, which equally prioritizes the importance of women’s and men’s athletics.
The current edition of the CMS Newsletter highlights many of the successes this fall, from the cross country and volleyball teams’ trips to the NCAA Championships, to the 241 Stags and Athenas who made the SCIAC All-Academic team for the 2016-17 academic year. Those are just a few of the many exciting news stories during the first half of the school year.
And while fall sports are now behind us, winter sports teams are in the midst of their seasons, and CMS spring sports teams begin practice in January. For all of the latest news and up-to-date information, please visit the CMS Athletics website.
Thank you for your support of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics. I look forward to seeing you in Claremont this winter and spring as we cheer on the Athenas and Stags. From all of us at CMS, have an enjoyable, fun-filled holiday season with your family and friends.
Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation
William B. Arce and George R. Roberts Fellow Instructor of Physical Education