CLAREMONT, Calif. - Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swimming and diving coach Charlie Griffiths was one of the featured speakers at the 50th American Swimming Coaches Association World Clinic on Tuesday, Sept. 5 in Anaheim.
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.
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.
For the 10th-straight year and 30th time in program history, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletic Department claimed the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Combined All-Sports Trophy. The Athenas earned 94 points this season and won the All-Sports Trophy on the women’s side by a 19-point margin, claiming their eighth-straight and 23rd overall. The Stags finished third in the standings on the men’s side with 65.5 points. Pomona-Pitzer won the men’s All-Sports Trophy.
When Robert J. MacGregor ’13 heads to Asia this fall as a Luce Scholar, he will be joining a select group of young leaders while adding another stop on his already impressive path of service in the developing world.
Three members of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's swimming and diving team competed in the 2018 NCAA National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. this week. The Stags earned 27 team points during the week to finish in a tie for 25th place nationally. Kendall Hollimon (CMC) led the Stags all week long, earning a pair of All-American honors with his performances in the Three- and One-Meter diving competitions. Hollimon finished in fourth-place on the three-meter board (518.45 points) and a seventh-place finish on the one-meter board (448.25 points) to account for all 27 of the Stags' team points in the Championships.
Fourteen members of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's and women's swimming and diving teams will compete in the 2018 NCAA National Championships beginning tomorrow at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. Three Stags will compete in the Championships, while a total of 11 Athenas are making the trip for this year's National Meet.
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.