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.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics would like to congratulate the 17 recent graduates who have been added to the CMS Wall of Fame and the 129 student-athletes who have made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the 2015-16 academic year.
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.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps was represented by 201 student-athletes on the 2015-16 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) All-Academic Team. The SCIAC recognizes student-athletes who have achieved at least a cumulative 3.4 grade point average and completed one full year at their institution.
It has been another outstanding year for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics. On the largest scale, CMS broke into the top-10 in the Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup. During the 2015-16 year, many of the CMS student athletes were honored for their athletic and academic achievements.
CMS won 11 SCIAC championships, had 13 teams participate in the NCAA Championships, finished tied for 10th in the Directors' Cup Standings and tallied four national championships (3 individual and 1 team). Take a look back at the 2015-16 year in this highlight video.
In the 2015-16 school year, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps broke into the top-10 in the Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings for the first time in program history with a tie for tenth place nationally. The final results were released by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) on June 9.
In the third and final NCAA Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings for the fall of 2015, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps finished in 12th overall nationally with a total of 210.00 points (last year CMS had 200.50 points in the fall and sat in 19th).
The United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in its annual meetings named Claremont-Mudd-Scripps head cross country coach John Goldhammer as the West Regional Men’s Coach of the Year. The award is Goldhammers’ second-straight and his 26th overall counting both his cross country and track and field awards.
Behind the strength of outstanding seasons from its cross country and volleyball teams, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics is ranked sixth nationally out of 400-plus NCAA Division III athletic departments in the first of three fall releases of the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings.
By finishing first (Stags) and second (Athenas) at the West Regionals on Nov. 14 in Claremont, both the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s and women’s cross country teams have qualified for the upcoming NCAA Division III National Championships.
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.
Zorg Loustalet finished in third place and he helped the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps cross country team qualify for nationals with a first place team finish at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Regionals on Nov. 14 in Claremont, Calif.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps cross country programs had a total of 18 athletes named to the men’s and women’s All-SCIAC teams, the most out of any school in the conference. Nine Stags and nine Athenas accounted for 45 percent of the total selections.
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.
The regular season comes to an end for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s and women’s cross country team this weekend, as the SCIAC Conference Championships take place on Oct. 31, at Prado Regional Park in Chino.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Mountain View Elementary School in Claremont have formed a partnership for the 2015-16 school year that will see athletes and coaches from 2-3 CMS teams per month volunteer an hour each Friday afternoon with students from the elementary school.
The SCIAC Dual Meets were held over the rolling hills of La Mirada Regional Park. The 8th ranked nationally Athenas led the women’s competition during the 9am start with a depth not seen very often in conference competition.
This past Saturday, Sept. 26, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps cross country team traveled up to Palo Alto to compete in the multi-divisional Stanford Invitational. Both the Stags and Athenas proved to be up for the challenge as they placed ninth (Stags) and 11th (Athenas) in the 30-team fields.