The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics department named Matthew Williams (CMC ’17) and Kris Brackmann (CMC ’17) the 2017 CMS Athletes of the Year in honor of their contributions to the program this past academic year.
During the 2016-17 academic year, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps athletic department won 14 hard-fought regular season championships in the Southern Californian Intercollegiate and its athletes were honored with many outstanding awards.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is joining NCAA Division III programs nationwide to celebrate the impact of athletics and student-athletes on college campuses. From April 3-9, CMS will be sharing videos that document just a few of the hundreds of stories about why our student-athletes play DIII.
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.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swimming and diving teams wrapped up the 2017 National Championship with the Athenas in 21st and the Stags finishing 14th. CMS was the highest-finishing program from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference at the meet.
Clutch performances on the third day of the Division III NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships earned points for both the men’s and women’s teams for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The Athenas are in 19th place at 36 points while the Stags sit in 14th with 57 points.
Swimmers in two events qualified from the morning session to compete in the finals on the second day of the NCAA Championships for men’s and women’s swimming and diving. Senior Matthew Williams (CMC) placed third in the 100-yard butterfly (47.80) with a new CMS record. Then, the women’s 400-yard medley relay of freshmen Jocelyn Crawford (CMC) and Claire Bacon-Brenes (SC) with seniors Stephanie Doi (CMC) and Kelly Ngo (CMC) bested their time from the SCIAC Championships and placed 11th at 3:47.47 to close out the evening.
After qualifying for the finals with a 1:44.34, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s 200-yard medley relay team placed 11th with a time of 1:43.92 in the NCAA National Championships. With the win, the Athenas earned 12 points toward the team total. CMS swam in two relays and five individual events on Wednesday.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swimming and diving program heads into the NCAA Championships as one of only three teams in the nation with individual, relay and diving qualifiers for both men and women. Five stags and six Athenas will make the trip to Shenandoah, Texas for the meet held March 15-18.
Freshman Kendall Hollimon (CMC) and junior Maia Presti (SC) qualified for the NCAA Championships in Shenandoah, Texas March 15-18 after competing in the NCAA Region 2 Diving Championships over the weekend.
Senior Matthew Williams (CMC) was named as the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s swimming and diving Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season, as announced on Feb. 24.
Both the men's and women's swim and dive teams delivered impressive performances for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps over the four day SCIAC Championships. The Stags slipped into the lead early on Friday and then it all came down to the 400-yard free relay to decide the team champion, beating Pomona-Pitzer 1030-1022. The Athenas held a 255 point lead coming into the day and extended it up to almost 300 for a final score of 1289.
In the third day of the SCIAC Championships for swim & dive, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps gained ground on both the men’s and women’s sides. The Athenas now have a commanding lead at 929 with the next closest opponent at 674. The Stags, led by senior Matthew Williams (CMC) earned crucial points in both championship and consolation finals to come within inches of Pomona-Pitzer. The Sagehens currently hold the 678-676 lead over the CMS men.
In the first day of the SCIAC Championships, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swimming and diving teams set new meet records and are each battling for the top spot in the conference. The Athenas, bolstered by a superb showing in the 1-meter diving, sit in first place with an 82-point lead over Pomona-Pitzer. The Sagehens hold a narrow 122-114 lead over the Stags after the first day of competition.
The annual Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships for swimming and diving are set to take place Feb. 15-18 in Commerce, Calif. at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center. Both the men's and women's teams for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps enter the meet undefeated in SCIAC dual meets during the season.
In the highly anticipated matchup, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s and women’s swim and dive teams earned the regular season victory over Pomona-Pitzer on a sunny Saturday afternoon. The Stags held just a 12 point lead at the second break but then extended their lead to 38 points, ultimately winning 167-129. The Athenas came away with a huge 182-117 win, avenging last season’s dual meet loss.
Three pool records were set in Saturday’s double dual meet with Cal Lutheran and Caltech. Both the men’s and women’s teams for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps were victorious on the day beating CLU 153-68 (Stags) and 173-64 (Athenas), while taking Caltech 170-40 (Stags) and 197-30 (Athenas).
The men's and women's Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swimming and diving teams won 25 of 26 events in Saturday's dual meet with Redlands. The Athenas won by the largest margin, beating the Bulldogs 186-54 while the Stags still held over a hundred-point advantage at 178-61.
After a tight loss on the previous day, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swim and dive team bounced back to sweep the podium in 19 of 32 events in the SCIAC dual meet with Chapman. The men won with the score of 228-46 while the women's team more than doubled Chapman's points as well, winning 208-89.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s swim and dive team ended up just nine points behind Cal Baptist in the annual dual meet with the Lancers, losing 125-116. In the one-of-a-kind meet, just fractions of seconds separated the teams in a few races to make for an exciting competition.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swim team posted two top-3 finishes in the final day of the Winter Invite at East Los Angeles College on Sunday afternoon. Freshman Claire Bacon-Brenes (SC) raced in the 200-yard breaststroke, placing second at 2:26.01 in the prelims on Sunday. Classmate Henry Limm (HMC) had the fastest time on the men's side in the 200 breast at 2:07.32, more than six seconds faster than the next finisher.