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.
The No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s track and field team is sending seven different athletes to the 2018 NCAA DIII Track and Field National Championships this weekend in La Crosse, Wis. to compete for a shot at the program’s first National Title. Tyra Abraham (SC) and Nirel JonesMitchell (CMC) both qualified for three events (100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and 4x100 meter relay), while senior Emily Bassett (CMC) looks to continue a strong season in the throwing events (discus and hammer throws).
Thomas D’Anieri (CMC) will represent Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s track and field at the 2018 NCAA DIII Track and Field National Championships in La Crosse Wis. The sophomore will run in the 3000 meter steeplechase for the Stags.
The No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas defended their home court in the National Quarterfinals on Monday evening at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center with a 5-0 sweep of the MIT Engineers. After a clean sweep through doubles play, seniors Lindsay Brown (CMC) and Kyla Scott (HMC) earned victories in the No. 3 and No. 4 singles matches, respectively to clinch CMS' spot in the National Semifinals against the No. 2 Williams Ephs. Tuesday’s semifinal against the Ephs is slated to begin at 3:00 p.m.
The 2018 campaign came to an end for the No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags in the National Quarterfinals on a cool and damp Friday afternoon with the Stags suffering a 5-2 loss against the University of Chicago Maroon. CMS ends their season with a 30-4 overall record, a SCIAC Championship, and their ninth-straight appearance in the National Quarterfinals.
D3baseball.com announced the student-athletes named to the All-West Region team on Monday and CJ Novogradac (CMC) garnered First Team accolades, representing Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball as a designated hitter.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps track and field is heading to La Crosse, Wis. For the 2018 NCAA DIII Track and Field National Championships. The No. 2 Athenas are well represented, sending seven different athletes to compete in seven events. The lone Stag headed to Wisconsin is Thomas D’Anieri (CMC) who will compete in the 3000 meter steeplechase. Competition begins Thursday, May 24, and more information will be available on cmsathletics.org later this week.
Our top-ranked Athena 4X100 relay team heads to nationals ranked #1 in NCAA Division III. The four runners represent all three colleges and class years. Their success reflects the range of possibilities at our colleges: Sabrine Griffith will earn degrees at both CMC and Harvey Mudd as a 3-2 engineering major; Tyra Abraham of Scripps, contending to be the top D3 100M runner, started as a walk-on. They tell their story here.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s golf team got better every day at the NCAA Division III National Championships, eventually posting a two-over, 290 in the final round on Friday to jump four spots in the team standings. CMS finished the team standings in ninth place with a four-day score of 32-over. The Stags shot rounds of 305 (+17), 298 (+10), 291 (+3), and 290 (+2) with Alex Wrenn (CMC) leading the charge across the week, tying for 12th-place at three-over par.
Still reeling from the excitement of the program’s first National Championship, the awards continue to pour in for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s golf team, Individual Champion Margaret Loncki (CMC), and head coach Jodie Burton. Prior to clinching the National Title, Loncki, Emma Kang (CMC), and Mira Yoo (CMC) garnered Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) Regional honors and Burton was named West Region Coach of the Year.
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released the names of the Division III Regional Award Winners on Thursday, May 17, and Lindsay Brown (CMC) was honored as the West Region Most Improved Senior.
The No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's tennis team is making their eighth-straight appearance in the National Quarterfinals after defeating No. 7 Pomona-Pitzer for the third time this season at the NCAA Regional this past weekend. The Athenas don't have far to travel, as this year's National Championships are hosted by CMS at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. The eight teams still standing include the top-five ranked teams in the nation, as well as three others ranked in the top-15.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s golf team came on strong in their final nine holes of Thursday’s Third Round at the NCAA National Championships. The Stags shot a three-over, 291 on Thursday to move into 13th place in the Championships. Heading into the final round, CMS is 30-over for the week. As a team, CMS went five-under par on their final nine (holes 1-9 after teeing off the 10th hole). Alex Wrenn (CMC) championed the back-nine charge with a round of three-under, 69. He made six birdies on the day and moved into a tie for ninth place.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team is making their ninth-straight trip to the National Quarterfinals after defeating No. 15 Trinity (TX) 5-1 at the NCAA Regional Tournament last weekend. The Stags don't have to travel far, as this year's National Championships are hosted by CMS at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. The final eight teams standing include the top-five ranked teams in the country, as well as three more ranked in the top-20.
On Thursday morning, the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced their NCAA Division III All-Region teams. Among the 286 student-athletes honored nationally, were four Athenas. Corie Hack (CMC) and Evan Murphy (CMC) garnered First Team West Region honors with Allie Hill (CMC) and Sally Abel (CMC) earning Second Team accolades in the West Region. The recognition comes a week after the 2018 season came to an end in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s golf team rallied late in the Second Round of the 2018 NCAA Division III National Championships to make the cut by four strokes. The Stags got through 15 holes before the Tournament was delayed by rain for the second-straight day. CMS used the breather to compose themselves before finishing the round in dramatic fashion with four birdies across the team in their final three holes to ensure themselves two more rounds at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced the student-athletes chosen for the 2018 NFCA Division III All-Region softball teams on Wednesday, and three Athenas were honored. Junior utility player Chloe Amarilla (CMC) highlighted the CMS selections, earning First Team honors in the first All-Region honor of her career.
Anna Gurr (CMC) and Kawai Scanlan (SC) also earned All-Region accolades, with Gurr garnering Second Team honors and Scanlan earning her first All-Region nod at Third Team.
In the final meet before the NCAA Track and Field National Championships next weekend, the No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's track and field team got some last minute work in at the Redlands Final Qualifier. The two-day event began Wednesday and was highlighted by a discus throw from Emily Bassett (CMC). The senior hit a new personal record in the event, throwing her implement a distance of 45.22m (148'4"), solidifying her spot at number two in the CMS record books.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's track and field team took part in the Redlands Final Qualifier on May 16 and 17, and saw two Stags set new personal records in their respective events. Alex McDonald (CMC) saw success in the 400 meter hurdles, as did Connor Schulz (CMC) in the javelin throw.
In a First Round shortened by rain for a large portion of the field, the No. 9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s golf team opened the 2018 NCAA Division III National Championship with a 17-over, 305. The Stags currently sit in 29th place with 14 of the teams in front of them still on the course after a suspended opening round. Just over half of the field finished all 18 holes in the First Round. The 18 teams still on the course will pick-up where they left off at 8:00 a.m. ET with the Second Round slated to begin at 11:00 a.m. ET in a shotgun format.
The No. 9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's golf begins the four-day National Championships at the Grandover Resort at Greensboro, N.C. on Tuesday. The Stags will be one of 42 teams in action this week in North Carolina, in a field that includes the top 18 teams in the country and a total of 26 programs in the top-50.
For the second-straight season, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s lacrosse team bowed out of the NCAA Tournament in the Second Round with a loss against the Colorado College Tigers. The Athenas fell by a 17-13 final score on Sunday afternoon in Colorado Springs. CMS went down early, but battled back and made it a one-goal game at the half, but the Tigers pulled away in the second-half to earn the victory and advance to the Third Round of the Tournament.
With a 5-1 victory over the No. 15 Trinity (TX) Tigers on an overcast Saturday afternoon, the No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis team advances to the NCAA Elite Eight on May 21 at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. For the second time in as many days, the Stags used strong doubles play to build a 2-1 lead, and then added three straight set singles victories to secure the win. CMS, who defeated Trinity in the 2017 West Regional Final as well, has now advanced to nine straight NCAA Elite Eights dating back to 2010.
For the eighth-straight season, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's tennis team is one of the final eight teams standing at the end of the season. On a cool and damp Saturday afternoon, the Athenas advanced to the 2018 Women's Tennis National Quarterfinals after winning the Claremont Regional with a 5-0 victory over the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens. The Athenas battled their way through doubles play to earn a 3-0 lead heading into the six singles matches. Lindsay Brown (CMC) earned the fourth team point for CMS with a 6-3, 6-2 victory on court three before Caroline Cox (CMC) clinched the match with a 6-4, 6-3 win in the final singles match.
It was do-or-die for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team on Saturday afternoon in McMinnville, Ore. when the Athenas took on No. 7 Linfield for the second-straight day. Chloe Amarilla (CMC) got the ball in the circle for CMS and pitched her heart out, holding one of the toughest offenses in the country to just two runs as the Athenas dropped a heart breaker 2-1 and saw their season come to a close.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s lacrosse team will put their 18-game winning streak on the line on Sunday afternoon in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament when the Athenas travel to Colorado College for a rematch of last season’s NCAA Second Round. Thanks to their 18-game winning streak, the Athenas earned a bye through the First Round of the Tournament and will square off with the Tigers in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. MT/12:00 p.m. PT.
The short of the story is that the Williams Ephs and CMS Athenas finished the fourth round of the National Championships tied in the team standings at 93-over par and went to a playoff to decide the 2018 Champion. CMS took a lead early in the playoff, but the Ephs stormed back and tied the match, forcing more golf. With the rest of the team already done with their second playoff hole, Margaret Loncki (CMC) stood over a 15-foot par putt on the 18th green that would clinch the National Championship for the Athenas or, with a miss, send CMS and Williams to a third playoff hole.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team got off to a hot start in the 2018 NCAA Tournament at the McMinnville Regional hosted by Linfield College, defeating the No. 12 George Fox Bruins 6-3. History was made in the process when Carly Roleder (CMC) broke the CMS career-home run record with the 18th big fly of her career with a drive to deep center in the top of the fifth. The tables turned in Game Two when the No. 7 Linfield Wildcats scored early and often, ending the game in five innings by a score of 10-1.
The No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's tennis opened the 2018 NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon with a 5-1 victory over the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs in the Second Round. The victory moves CMS into the Regional Final on Saturday afternoon against Trinity (TX), a 5-3 winner over UT-Tyler in the other Second Round match. CMS will face Trinity for the second time this season, having defeated the No. 15 Tigers in the opening round of the ITA National Indoor Team Championships in February.