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CMS Annual Report

CMS Athletics 2019-20 Annual Report

Dear CMS Alumni, Families and Friends,

On the evening of March 11th, I walked out on the arena floor in Roberts Pavilion to address our spring student-athletes and let them know that we had suspended spring sports because of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, it was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. I could feel the sadness and disappointment in the room as I delivered the message, but I was blown away by their grace, perspective, and love for their teammates as they took in the news. At the time, I remember feeling so grateful to work with such incredible student-athletes, coaches and staff. I knew we would all support each other as our campus and communities began to navigate this health crisis.

During these past six months, the CMS family has continued to prove me right with its agility and resilience and despite a year of unprecedented challenges, our Scholar-Leader-Athletes gave us plenty to celebrate on the courts, fields, course, pool and classroom.

The 2019-20 CMS Annual Report highlights many of those tremendous accomplishments, which I'm excited to share with you.


Even though Fall semester sports were canceled, CMS Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation has been hard at work to support the fitness and wellness needs of our students, faculty, and staff. The CMS head coaches have adapted their physical education classes for a remote learning semester. Between CMS physical education faculty and adjunct instructors, we are offering over 50 virtual PE opportunities this fall - with both synchronous and asynchronous options - so every student has an opportunity to work on their fitness and wellness wherever they are this semester!

CMS Recreation has continued its virtual excellence from spring and is currently offering 10-plus fitness and wellness classes a week via Zoom. Classes are free to join and are available on demand as well for all members of the CMS community. We also are offering a robust slate of Esports intramurals and other popular community building activities like trivia and our new podcast "Fresh Takes with CMS Recreation."

As we look forward, CMS administration and the SCIAC are working on spring competitive schedules for fall (cross country, football, soccer, volleyball, & men's water polo) and winter (basketball and swim & dive) sports along with the traditional spring sports (baseball, golf, tennis, track & field, softball, women's lacrosse and women's water polo). CMS could have as many as 21 sports playing during spring semester should health conditions allow! This semester all CMS coaches are actively working with their student-athletes via Zoom and other platforms for team meetings and activities, film sessions and leadership programming. The Strength and Conditioning staff have put together sample workouts and training programs for all of our teams and are providing technical feedback and guidance as needed. Our Athletic Training staff is busy monitoring the physical and mental well-being of our student-athletes, even from afar. Regardless of what the spring semester looks like, I am confident we will be ready.

Thank you for your support of the Athenas and Stags and for being part of the CMS community. I am certainly a proud AD.


Erica Perkins Jasper
William B. Arce Director of Athletics,
Physical Education and Recreation and
George R. Roberts Fellow