Kendall Hollimon (CMC) and Maia Presti (SC) are heading to the 2018 Swimming and Diving National Championships after strong showings at the Regional Diving Prelims on Friday. Hollimon and Presti will represent CMS later this month at the National Championship Meet in Indianopolis, Ind. From Mar. 21-24.
Three Claremont-Mudd-Scripps divers will look to punch their ticket to the NCAA National Championships this weekend. Kendal Hollimon (CMC), Maia Presti (SC), and Nia-Renee Cooper (SC) will be in action this weekend starting at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at the Palo Alto College Aquatics Center in San Antonio, Texas for the NCAA Region 2 Diving Prelims hosted by Trinity (TX) College.
On Wednesday evening the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) released the invited field for the NCAA Division III men's and women's swimming National Championships. Among the swimmers invited are 10 Athenas and two Stags. Henry Limm (HMC) and Sam Willett (CMC) will carry the torch for the men's program as the lone representatives, while on the women's side 10 swimmers will be in the pool from Mar. 21-24 at the Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.
The Stags wrapped up the 2018 SCIAC Championships on Saturday, finishing in second-place with 998 points. Kendall Hollimon (CMC) led the Stags on the weekend by sweeping the one and three meter diving competitions in convincing fashion. As a team, the Stags earned 14 All-SCIAC awards with Hollimon’s two First Team honors, seven Second Team awards, and five Third Team accolades. The Stags finished less than 100 points behind their long-time rivals, the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens who finished the week with 1,086.5 points. The second-place finish for CMS snaps their streak of ten-straight SCIAC Championships on the men’s side.
Over the next four days the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) will hold the men’s and women’s swimming and diving 2017-18 conference championships at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center in Commerce, Calif. The Stags and Athenas will go toe-to-toe with the rest of the SCIAC. Both the men’s and women’s championships look to be tight contests, with the Stags and Athenas facing stiff challenges from the other eight SCIAC schools, but in particular from the Sagehens from the other side of Sixth Street.
The No. 9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s swimming and diving team wrapped up the regular season with a 219-74 victory over the Chapman Panthers on Saturday morning. The Stags were dominate at times, taking at least the top three spots in seven different events and winning a total of 13 events on the day.
On Monday, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced that 688 teams have earned the distinction of Scholar All-America team for the Fall 2017 semester. Among the teams honored were both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. To earn the honor, teams were required to post a grade-point-average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for the fall semester.
The Stags celebrated their senior class before taking care of the Occidental Tigers and Caltech Beavers in convincing fashion on Saturday morning. The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s swimming and diving team handed the Tigers a 233-55 loss while defeating the Beavers by a 228-63 margin. The Stags won all but one event in the double dual for a total of 15 victories on the day.
The Stags topped the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen on Saturday morning by a score of 159-72 for their second victory this week. Aaron Lutzker (HMC) won both the 200 IM and 100 Breast while Kendall Hollimon (CMC) was dominate in both diving events for the No. 9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s swimming and diving team. The Stags won a total of nine events on the day and shared first in the 500 Free when Ben Culberson (CMC) and Cal Lutheran’s Jonah Hobbs both touched in 4:49.40.
Marco Conati (HMC) and Henry Limm (HMC) had their hand in seven of the Stags’ 14 event wins on Wednesday afternoon as CMS routed the Whitman Blues 216-46 in Axelrood Pool. Conati went four for four on Wednesday, winning the 100 Back and 100 Free as well as swimming on the winning 200 Medley and 200 Free Relay teams. Limm took home three events of his own, winning the 1000 Free, 200 Fly, and 500 Free in the victory for CMS.
After more than a month without competition, the No. 9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team was back in the pool on Friday afternoon taking on Division II No. 8 Cal Baptist. While the Lancers defeated the Stags 174-69, CMS had a number of strong showings on the afternoon. The Stags won a pair of events with Kendall Hollimon (CMC) taking the top spot in the three-meter diving competition. Hollimon scored a 412.42 in the event to win by 53.32 points.
This weekend the No. 9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags and No. 10 Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens squared off in a two-day meet in Haldeman Pool. The Stags trailed 56-53 after Friday’s events, but a strong Saturday for CMS saw the Stags win eight events and set four pool records to defeat the Sagehens 191-161 in the top-ten dual.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags picked up another big swimming and diving dual victory on Saturday, defeating the Redlands Bulldogs 171-72. The Stags dominated the day by winning 10 of the 13 men’s events. Henry Limm (HMC) headlined the CMS effort by breaking his own pool record in the 400 IM with a time of 4:05.88.
The No. 14 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s swimming and diving team hosted the Whittier Poets and La Verne Leopards on Saturday morning in Axelrood Pool. The Stags handled their SCIAC foes, with a 215-72 victory over Whittier and a 231-50 win over La Verne.
On Saturday afternoon the Clarmemont-Mudd-Scripps swimming and diving teams opened the 2017-18 season with a trip to UC San Diego to take on the Division II Tritons. The No. 14 Stags dropped a close 148-135 match against the No. 7 team in Division II, while the No. 16 Athenas fell by a 175-114 final against the No. 10 (DII) Tritons.
As hard as it is to believe, the 2017-18 men’s swimming and diving season is already here. The Stags begin the new season tomorrow afternoon when they travel to UC San Diego to take on the Tritons in a dual at noon. Last week the Stags were ranked 14th in the CSCAA NCAA Division III Preseason Poll and will be put to the test immediately with a meet against the Division II No. 7 Tritons.
A tremendous group of five Athenas and Stags are being inducted into the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Alumni Association Athletics Hall of Fame this year. The induction ceremony is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Claremont McKenna College’s Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum.
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.