The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team began their season with a win over Lewis & Clark College on Feb. 9 before splitting a doubleheader with defending SCIAC Champions, La Verne, on Feb. 10. Chloe Amarilla (CMC) contributed at the plate and in the circle over the weekend, leading the Athenas in hits while tossing a gem in Game Two on Saturday.
With a pair of victories last week, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team took over first place in the SCIAC. Kendrick Morris (CMC) was a huge part of the Stags ascending to the top of the conference. Morris averaged 18.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game as the Stags defeated La Verne 72-53 and Occidental 70-60.
Claire Bacon-Brenes (SC) set two new Axelrod Pool records in Saturday’s big win over Division I Loyola Marymount. Bacon-Brenes broke both the 100 and 200 Breaststroke records en route to the 189-73 victory.
Another stellar week for diver Kendall Hollimon helped the Stags sweep their meet against Occidental and Caltech on Saturday. Hollimon played a large part in getting CMS off to a great start. The sophomore swept the diving competitions with scores of 366.40 in the three-meter and 310.30 in the one-meter.
Marco Conati helped the No. 9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s swimming and diving team to a perfect 2-0 record last week. The Stags defeated Whitman 216-46 before topping Cal Lutheran 155-72 over the weekend. Conati was a large part of both victories, winning three individual events and four relays on the week. He won the 100 Back, 100 Free, and 100 Fly while being a part of all four relay victories for CMS.
Last week, Kate Parrish picked up the first two double-doubles of her career in a pair of CMS victories. The Athenas extended their winning streak to eight games with victories over La Verne (81-61) and UC Santa Cruz (63-44) last week. On the week, Parrish averaged 17.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks per game.
Maya Love wins her second-consecutive CMS Student-Athlete of the Week award after averaging a double-double in a pair of Athenas’ victories last week. The sophomore helped the Athenas claim a 54-53 victory over Middlebury and a 56-49 win over Webster last week. The victories pushed CMS’ winning streak to six games (last night they extended that streak to seven games with a 20-point win at La Verne).
Last week the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s basketball team won a pair of closely contested SCIAC games to improve to 3-0 in the conference. Maya Love was in the thick of both of those victories, averaging 13.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per game this week. On Wednesday, Love helped the Athenas come from behind in the final minute to defeat Redlands 58-55. Then in the Sixth Street rivalry, Love collected an impressive double-double to help CMS push past Pomona-Pitzer 60-52.
Over the weekend, the No. 15 CMS women’s swimming and diving team went toe-to-toe with the neighbors across the street. Claire Bacon-Brenes was a standout in the dual. She won two individual events and played a large part in a relay victory for CMS. She won the 100 Breast (1:04.76) and 200 Breast (2:22.51) in convincing fashion and was a member of the Athenas’ 400 Medley Relay that won in a time of 3:54.15.
Kailee Severt helped the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s basketball team to a perfect 2-0 record in the Wells Classic over the weekend. Severt was the Athenas’ leading scorer in both games on the week including a 22-point performance against Case Western Reserve on Friday night.
Over the weekend, Margaux Arntson (CMC) helped the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team to their first NCAA National Championship with a 3-0 victory over the Wittenberg Tigers in the National Championship. Arntson was named the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player after putting on a show with 18 kills and an astounding .519 hitting percentage in the National Championship match.
Over the weekend, Bryn McKilllop (SC) claimed the West Region women’s cross country title by finishing over 20 seconds ahead of her closest competitor at the NCAA Regionals. McKillop finished the 6K course in a time of 21:07.51, helping the Athenas to their first Regional title since 2013.
Over the weekend, Shelbi Stein was named the Most Valuable Player of the SCIAC Tournament. Stein collected 19 kills and amassed a .381 hitting percentage in the Athenas’ two matches en route to the 2017 SCIAC Tournament Championship.
Over the weekend, Bryn McKillop (SC) helped lead the No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s cross country team to their eighth-straight SCIAC Championship by winning the Individual title at the Conference Championship with a time of 22:36.55. The individual title for McKillop was the first for the CMS women since the 2003 season.
In three victories last week, Margaux Arntson collected a .368 hitting percentage with 38 total kills to earn CMS Student-Athlete of the Week honors. The No. 8 Athenas earned a tight, 3-2 (17-25, 25-16, 24-26, 25-22, 15-10) victory over La Verne before sweeping Chapman and Pomona-Pitzer 3-0 last week. Arntson was in the middle of all three victories.
The No. 7 women’s volleyball team went 3-0 with three sweeps last week. Crystal Anderson appeared in two matches and finished the week with 22 kills and just one error to finish the week with a blistering .524 hitting percentage.
This past Saturday the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps football team earned their first shutout since Sept. 29, 2001 when they defeated Occidental 37-0. Brendan MacDonald was a huge part of the defensive effort with a team-high eight tackles in the game. The senior linebacker also forced a fumble and recorded 1.5 sacks.
Catherine Allen (SC) was named CMS Athlete of the Week following a first-place finish at the ITA West Regional. Playing in a pool of 64, Allen fought her way to the final bracket and secured a spot in the Oracle Cup on October 11-14, 2017.
Margaux Arntson (CMC) is named CMS Athlete of the Week after a stellar showing at the Pacific Coast Classic. Helping the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s volleyball team to a 3-1 record, Arntson was a model of efficiency, hitting .353 at the tournament.
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. The criteria for this honor was centered on the athletes’ on-field performance and lasting impact on CMS Athletics.
Following a successful showing at the SCIAC Championship, seniors Joshua Sealand (HMC) and Carmen Mejia (SC) earned CMS Athlete of the Week for their contributions to their programs’ major victory at the conference meet.
After helping the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps golf programs win the SCIAC Championship and winning the individual titles, both junior Jonathan Shaw (CMC) and freshman Emma Kang (CMC) are named CMS Co-Athlete of the Week.