CMS Athletes of the Week

  • Amy Johnson - Women's Soccer
    October 24, 2016
    Amy Johnson - Women's Soccer After playing a crucial role for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s soccer team in their two wins this past week, senior Amy Johnson (CMC) is named CMS Athlete of the Week.
  • Margaux Arntson - Volleyball
    October 17, 2016
    Margaux Arntson - Volleyball Junior Margaux Arntson is named Athlete of the Week (Oct. 17) in honor of her spectacular performance this past week. The opposite hitter has played a major role in keeping the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps volleyball team undefeated this season and go on a three-game shutout streak.
  • Garrett Cheadle - Football
    October 10, 2016
    Garrett Cheadle - Football Freshman Garrett Cheadle (HMC) is named CMS Athlete of the Week after his historic performance against Occidental College last Saturday.
  • Daniel Morkovine - Tennis
    October 03, 2016
    Daniel Morkovine - Tennis CLAREMONT, Calif. – Senior Daniel Morkovine is named CMS Athlete of the Week after putting on a spectacular performance at the ITA West Regional in singles and doubles this past weekend. Taking first place in both events, Morkovine is the first athlete in CMS history to accomplish such a feat.
  • Jacey Coniff - Soccer
    September 26, 2016
    Jacey Coniff - Soccer After a clinical display of defense this past week, holding both Occidental College and University of La Verne scoreless, junior Jacey Coniff (HMC) has been named CMS Athlete of the Week (Sept. 26)
  • Trey Reynolds - Football
    September 19, 2016
    Trey Reynolds - Football After leading the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps football team to a remarkable comeback victory over Washington and Lee, Trey Reynolds has been named Athlete of the Week (Sept. 19).
  • Mehron Abdi - Men's Soccer
    September 12, 2016
    Mehron Abdi - Men's Soccer Senior Mehron Abdi (CMC) has been named Athlete of the Week for his contributions to the men’s soccer team’s undefeated start.
  • Nicole Kerkhof - Women's Volleyball
    September 05, 2016
    Nicole Kerkhof - Women's Volleyball (8/29 – 9/4) – In the annual Pacific Coast Classic volleyball tournament Senior Nicole Kerkhof (CMC) earned 55 kills, bringing her career kills total to 1198. The achievement breaks the 11-year old CMS career kills record (1161 career kills) set by Emily Bennett in 2005.
  • Terrance J. Tumey
    July 13, 2016
    Terrance J. Tumey Claremont McKenna College President Hiram E. Chodosh in March of 2016 appointed Terrance J. Tumey as the new Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps Colleges (CMS) Director of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreational Services and William B. Arce Professor and George R. Roberts Fellow.
  • Skyler Butts and Tyra Abraham
    June 01, 2016
    Skyler Butts and Tyra Abraham (5/23 - 5/29) - An outstanding 2015-16 year for CMS Athletics and its student-athletes concluded on Saturday, May 28, with two NCAA Division III individual national championships, one by Skyler Butts CMC '16 in men's tennis singles and the other by Tyra Abraham SCR '18, a women's track sprinter from Scripps.
  • Alex Wrenn – Men’s Golf
    May 17, 2016
    Alex Wrenn – Men’s Golf (5/9 – 5/15) – Freshman men’s golfer Alex Wrenn (CMC) jumped up three spots, helped by birdies on the final three holes in the final round of the NCAA Division III Championships in Rochester, N.Y., to tie for first place and force a playoff to decide the individual national champion.
  • Carley Roberts – Softball
    May 09, 2016
    Carley Roberts – Softball (5/2 – 5-8) – The senior catcher from Yorba Linda, Carlene Roberts, hit three home runs in the first day of the SCIAC Postseason Tournament and finished the weekend hitting .667, slugging an outrageous 2.167 and recording a team-leading six RBI.
  • Cam Van – Men’s Track & Field
    May 03, 2016
    Cam Van – Men’s Track & Field (4/25 – 5/1) – The Claremont McKenna College junior came up big over the weekend as the Stags won the SCIAC Championships for the fourth season in a row.
  • Skyler Butts – Men’s Tennis
    April 26, 2016
    Skyler Butts – Men’s Tennis (4/18 – 4/24) – Senior Skyler Butts (CMC) won his first Division III title at the prestigious Ojai Tournament and defended his doubles title (with partner Daniel Morkovine).
  • Corie Hack – Women’s Lacrosse
    April 18, 2016
    Corie Hack – Women’s Lacrosse (4/11 – 4/17) – Freshman midfielder Corie Hack (CMC) leads the Athenas in goals (31) this season and she continued her stellar play during the week of April 11 as she helped the team go 2-0 with wins against conference opponents Chapman (11-6) and at Whittier (21-9).
  • Tyra Abraham – Women’s Track & Field
    April 12, 2016
    Tyra Abraham – Women’s Track & Field (4/4 – 4/10) – Sophomore Tyra Abraham (SCR) set the CMS record for the 200 meter dash at a blazing 24.85. She finished fourth overall but the led all collegians in the extremely competitive event.
  • Vaiva Palunas – Women’s Track & Field
    April 05, 2016
    Vaiva Palunas – Women’s Track & Field (3/28 – 4/3) – Junior Vaiva Palunas (SCR) officially broke the SCIAC discus throw record (46.40/152-03) on April 2 at CMS’ SCIAC meet at Redlands. She was just two centimeters short of her CMS record (46.42) which she had at February's Rossi Relays during the pre-season.
  • Roxy Kiessling – Women’s Water Polo
    March 29, 2016
    Roxy Kiessling – Women’s Water Polo 3/21 – 3/27) – In the 13-11 win over Virginia Military Institute on March 25, Kiessling scored the game-winner and had three goals in the match.
  • Matthew Williams – Men’s Swimming
    March 21, 2016
    Matthew Williams – Men’s Swimming (3/14 – 3/20) - For the fourth-straight season, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming team secured a top-10 finish (10th) at the NCAA Division III Championships.
  • Avinash Vemuri – Men’s Tennis
    March 15, 2016
    Avinash Vemuri – Men’s Tennis (3/7 – 3/13) – The Stags went 3-1 during the week with wins over No. 7 Carnegie Mellon (6-3) on March 9, No. 26 Texas-Tyler (7-2) on March 11, and No. 5 Trinity (6-3) on March 12.
  • Briana Halle – Softball
    March 08, 2016
    Briana Halle – Softball (2/29 – 3/6) – In four games over the weekend that saw the Athenas go a combined 4-0 at home against Redlands and Pomona-Pitzer, Briana Halle (CMC) went 6-for-9 at the plate with six RBI, two walks and 1.000 slugging percentage.
  • Kailee Severt – Women’s Basketball
    March 01, 2016
    Kailee Severt – Women’s Basketball (2/22 – 2/28) – In SCIAC Postseason Tournament play, the Athenas dominated the competition en route to the tournament championship and Severt stepped up for the Athenas during the week.
  • Matthew Williams – Men’s Swimming
    February 22, 2016
    Matthew Williams – Men’s Swimming (2/15 – 2/21) Junior Matthew Williams (CMC) was named SCIAC Male Athlete of the Year after the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s swimming and diving team earned its ninth-straight SCIAC Championship at Spalsh! La Mirada Feb. 18-21.
  • Michael Scarlett - Men's Basketball
    February 15, 2016
    Michael Scarlett - Men's Basketball (2/8 – 2/14) – Sophomore Michael Scarlett (CMC) led the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team to a two-win week, contributing to the three-game win streak for the Stags.
  • Jonathan Shaw – Men’s Golf
    February 09, 2016
    Jonathan Shaw – Men’s Golf (2/1 – 2/7) – Sophomore Jonathan Shaw (CMC) won the SCIAC #1 Tournament on Feb. 6-7 at the Tukwet Canyon Champions Course and helped CMS to a first place team finish at the event as well.
  • Carli Lessard – Women’s Diving
    February 01, 2016
    Carli Lessard – Women’s Diving (1/25 – 1/31) – Junior Carli Lessard (HMC) won both the 1 and 3-meter dive events for CMS on Jan. 30 against La Verne. The Athenas won the overall meet 170-58.
  • Mara Falahee – Women’s Basketball
    January 20, 2016
    Mara Falahee – Women’s Basketball (1/11 – 1/17) – The Scripps College senior forward helped the Athenas keep their perfect conference season in tact as the team went 2-0 with a win at Caltech (60-32) on Jan. 12 and an overtime home victory over Chapman (50-44) on Jan. 16
  • Matthew Williams – Men’s Swimming
    January 11, 2016
    Matthew Williams – Men’s Swimming (1/4 – 1/10) In two meets over the weekend, the junior from Bellevue, Wash. swam on four winning relay teams and also won two individual events. On Jan. 8 at NCAA Division II Cal. Baptist, Williams won the 50-yard freestyle.
  • Jai Dungca - Women's Basketball
    January 04, 2016
    Jai Dungca - Women's Basketball (12/27 – 1/3) Junior guard Jai Dungca (CMC) helped the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s basketball team to a 2-1 record last week featuring decisive wins over Smith and La Verne.
  • Aaron Lutzker – Men’s Swimming
    December 14, 2015
    Aaron Lutzker – Men’s Swimming (12/7 – 12/13) Freshman Aaron Lutzker (HMC) posted an NCAA B-cut time in the 200 yard breaststroke time trial at the Winter Invite in South Gate Dec. 11-12.
  • Carli Lessard – Women’s Diving
    December 08, 2015
    Carli Lessard – Women’s Diving (11/30 – 12/6) – Junior Carli Lessard (HMC) won both boards with zone qualifying scores at the Athenas’ meet at home against Redlands on Dec. 5. The Athenas defeated Redlands 165-75 to run their SCIAC meet record to 3-0.
  • Shelby Lane – Men’s Basketball
    November 30, 2015
    Shelby Lane – Men’s Basketball (11/23 – 11/29) – Senior center Shelby Lane (CMC) averaged 18 points on 15-of-22 shooting from the field, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 blocks in two wins for the Stags at the David Wells Classic over the Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Alex Waggoner – Men’s Water Polo
    November 23, 2015
    Alex Waggoner – Men’s Water Polo (11/16 – 11/22) – With a 12-11 overtime victory over Whittier in the finals of the SCIAC Championships on Nov. 22, the CMS men’s water polo team won the program’s 26th conference championship.
  • Zorg Loustalet – Men’s Cross Country
    November 17, 2015
    Zorg Loustalet – Men’s Cross Country (11/9 – 11/15) – Led by senior All-American Zorg Loustalet’s (HMC) third place finish at the NCAA Division III Cross Country West Regionals on Nov. 14, the Stags won regionals for the third time in four seasons and seventh time in program history.
  • Crystal Anderson - Volleyball
    November 09, 2015
    Crystal Anderson - Volleyball (11/2 – 11/8) – The CMC sophomore outside hitter from Sammamish, Wash. came through in a big way over the weekend for the SCIAC champion volleyball team, as CMS won its first-ever SCIAC Postseason Tournament.
  • Bridget Blum – Cross Country
    November 03, 2015
    Bridget Blum – Cross Country (10/26 – 11/1) – Senior Bridget Blum (CMC) finished in third place at the SCIAC Cross Country Championships on Oct. 31 and played a major role in the Athenas winning their sixth-straight conference championship and 25th overall.
  • Trey Smith - Football
    October 28, 2015
    Trey Smith - Football (10/12 – 10/18) – Trey Smith (CMC) played an instrumental role in the CMS football team’s come-from-behind, 45-42 win over Occidental on Oct. 24 at Zinda Field.
  • Victor Bunce - Football
    October 19, 2015
    Victor Bunce - Football (10/12 – 10/18) Sophomore defensive back Victor Bunce (CMC) intercepted two passes in key moments in the Stags’ 25-23 win over the University of Redlands on Oct. 17 and now leads Division III in interceptions per game (1.4) and is tied for first in total interceptions (7).
  • Makella Brems – Women’s Soccer
    October 13, 2015
    Makella Brems – Women’s Soccer (10/5 – 10/11) – The Athenas came up big during the week with three keys wins and a perfect record to extend their win streak to four matches overall. With the victories, two of which were conference matches, CMS moved up from fourth to second in the SCIAC standings.
  • Tanner Cullen – Men’s Water Polo
    October 05, 2015
    Tanner Cullen – Men’s Water Polo (9/28 – 10/4) – Led by senior Tanner Cullen (CMC), the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s water polo team had a big weekend, going 4-0 at the Gary Troyer Tournament in Claremont and winning the Division III championship match of the tournament against rival Whittier.
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