The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's water polo team combined to have a 3.49 grade-point average for the sixth-highest team GPA in collegiate water polo during the 2018 season. In addition, 10 Athenas qualified for the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) All-Academic Team.
Emily Attiyeh (CMC '18) and Kelly Ransom (CMC '19) of the 2018 national championship winning Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's golf team have been selected as All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA). The teams were announced on July 3 by the WGCA.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps student-athletes continue to raise their level of excellence in the classroom. For the 2017-18 academic year, 270 Athenas and Stags qualified for the SCIAC All-Academic Team, 29 more selections than last year, and 69 more than 2015-16.
The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has named its Scholar All-America Teams for the Spring 2018 Semester and both the men's and women's swimming & diving teams from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps are included. The CSCAA also released the individuals selected as Scholar All-Americans, and six Stags along with six Athenas earned the distinction.
Terrance J. Tumey, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Director of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation and William B. Arce and George R. Roberts Fellow Instructor of Physical Education, will be leaving Claremont June 30 to become athletics director at Division I Fresno State University.
Jonathan Shaw (CMC '18) and Alex Wrenn (CMC '19) of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps have been selected to the 2018 Division III PING All-America Teams as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on June 20.
The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced today their All-America teams for the 2018 season. Evan Murphy (CMC) earned her first All-America accolade with a Second Team nod capping off a stellar senior season in Claremont. Murphy’s All-American honor comes on the heels of a First Team All-Region, First Team All-SCIAC, and SCIAC Defender of the Year selections. The do-it-all midfielder led the Athenas with 81 points.
Just a couple weeks after claiming their first National Championship in program history, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team was well represented on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III All-America Teams. Catherine Allen (SC), Lindsay Brown (CMC), and Nicole Tan (CMC) earned All-America honors as individuals with Brown and Tan earning accolades as a doubles pair as well.
Late last week, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced their Division III Men’s Tennis All-America Teams. The Stags were represented with a pair of individuals and two doubles teams. Nikolai Parodi (CMC) highlighted the honors, earning All-America honors as an individual and making up half of both CMS doubles teams named. The Stags top doubles pair of Parodi and Julian Gordy (CMC) earned the national honors as well as the team of Parodi and Jake Berber (CMC). After finishing as National Runner-Up in the individual competition, Jack Katzman (CMC) capped off his freshman campaign with an All-American nod.
Tennis has been a part of my life before I was even born. My parents met playing tennis, my aunts and uncles play tennis, my cousins play tennis, etc. So naturally at the age of four, I picked up a racket and began my almost 18-year long tennis career. Tennis is a very mental sport, so playing tournaments growing up was not easy due to the tremendous pressure and loneliness you can feel. When you are a tennis player, you don’t ever really feel like a part of a team; it is just you and your thoughts on a big tennis court. I enjoyed playing for the most part, but I never felt satisfied with my level of play, and sometimes it felt as though I shed more tears of sadness than tears of joy.
On June 5, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III Baseball and Softball teams. Among the student-athletes honored were CJ Novogradac (CMC) and Briana Halle (CMC). Both Novogradac and Halle earn the first Academic All-America nods of their career with Novogradac earning First Team as a designated hitter and Halle picking up Second Team honors as an infielder.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics is ranked third in the 2017-18 Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, the program’s highest finish ever. This is the second-straight year that CMS has finished in the top-5 in the country.
Margaret Loncki, a senior from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, was named the DIII Honda Athlete of the Year nominee for Golf as announced by Executive Director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda.
Fresh off her National Title in the 100 meter dash, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s track and field’s Tyra Abraham (SC) was named to the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-District Women’s Track/Cross Country Team by CoSIDA. The award recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom.
Led by a trio of seniors, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s track and field team made history at the 2018 NCAA DIII Track and Field National Championships. The Athenas earned the highest team finish in program history, placing fourth with 36 points, and won three individual titles along the way. Tyra Abraham (SC) started the day by winning the 100 meter dash National Title (11.87) for the second time in her career. Emily Bassett (CMC) continued the winning trend with a huge victory in the hammer throw (62.51m). Bryn McKillop (SC) finished the day for CMS as the National Champion in the 5000 meter run (16:36.17). Both Bassett and McKillop set new school records in their events. The three individual titles are the most won by CMS in a single NCAA Championship.
Jack Katzman’s run through the NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Singles Championships came to an end on Saturday morning in the National Championship Match. Katzman finished his freshman season as the runner-up to Bowdoin’s Grant Urken, who earned a straight-set victory over Katzman by a 6-3, 6-2 final.
The Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) announced their selections for the 2018 Women’s Division III All-America Teams on Thursday, and three Athenas garnered All-American accolades. Jessica Gaffney (CMC) was named First Team in her third-career honor. Roxy Kiessling (CMC) earned Second Team recognition, and Aracelia Aldrete (CMC) received an Honorable Mention nod.
In just his freshman season, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ Jack Katzman (CMC) is heading to the Individual National Championship on Saturday afternoon against Bowdoin’s Grant Urken. A pair of three-set victories on Friday, moved the unseeded Katzman into the Championship Match. Katzman’s appearance in the Individual Final marks the fifth-straight year that a Stag has appeared in the match.
A historic 2018 season for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team came to an end on Friday evening when the final Athenas left in the women’s tennis individual and doubles tournaments. Catherine Allen advanced to the semifinals in the singles competition, but a lengthy three-set battle with Wesleyan’s Victoria Yu went in favor of the Cardinals’ junior. The doubles team of Nicole Tan (CMC) and Lindsay Brown (CMC) also wrapped up their run through the tournament with a three-set quarterfinal loss.
Just hours after the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s tennis team claimed the team National Championship, a small handful of Athenas were back on the court competing for individual honors. Four Athenas began play in the NCAA Division III Singles and Doubles Women’s Tennis Tournaments. After two rounds of play in the singles bracket, Catherine Allen (CMC) is the lone CMS representative standing on the women’s side and in doubles play, the duo of Nicole Tan (CMC) and Lindsay Brown (CMC) won their opening match to also head to Friday’s quarterfinal.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s tennis team sent two individual representative through to the quarterfinals on Friday in the NCAA Division III singles competition with Nikolai Parodi (CMC) and Jack Katzman (CMC) both winning their first two matches of the tournament. The doubles team of Parodi and Julian Gordy () were also in action this afternoon, but suffered a tough, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 loss in the opening round to end the 2018 doubles slate for the Stags.
For a majority of the year, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas were ranked third in the country behind the No. 1 Emory Eagles and No. 2 Williams Ephs. For the past two decades, Emory and Williams have ruled atop NCAA Division III women's tennis, combining for the last 10 National Championships and 16 of the last 17 Titles. This week the Athenas toppled both giants on back-to-back days to claim the first National Championship in program history. Wednesday's title fight lived up to the billing with Emory and CMS trading blows throughout the entire match. In the end, it was the Athenas that landed the knockout punch from freshman Rebecca Berger (CMC) on court three with a 6-2, 6-3 win that locked up a comeback 5-4 victory for the Athenas, clinching their first NCAA Division III National Championship in program history.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced the 45 players chosen for the 2018 NFCA NCAA Division III All-America softball teams on Thursday. After a stellar junior campaign, utility player Chloe Amarilla (CMC) was tabbed as a Third Team All-American as a third baseman, earning the honor for the first time in her career. Amarilla was the only player from the SCIAC to earn All-American status, and the first Athena since Anna Gurr in 2016.
The USTFCCCA announced their Regional Awards on Wednesday at the banquet prior to the NCAA DIII Track and Field National Championship. Emily Bassett (CMC) was named the West Region Field Athlete of the Year after a stellar year in the throwing events, highlighted by a masterpiece in the hammer throw (62.04m, 203’6”) at the Long Beach Invitational on Apr. 20. Head coach Glenn Stewart was named West Region Coach of the Year.
Trailing 3-1 after dropping the first singles match, the No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas rattled off four-straight singles wins to clinch their first-ever appearance in the National Championship Match with a 5-3 victory over the No. 2 Williams Ephs in the National Semifinals. The victory snaps a 34-match winning streak for the defending National Champion Ephs that dates back to Apr. 9, 2017. Rebecca Berger (CMC) broke her Williams’ opponent to clinch the match for the Athenas with a thrilling 6-2, 6-4 victory at No. 5 singles.