Athletics

The final day of the 2017-18 athletic year came to a dramatic close on Saturday for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Three Athenas won individual national championships in track & field, and the team placed fourth at the NCAA Division III Championships for the highest finish in program history.

Margaret Loncki

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s golf team defeated Williams College in a two-hole playoff to win the NCAA Division III national championship on Friday, May 11.

Margaret Loncki ’18 paced the Athenas and won the individual national championship with a four-round score of 11-over-par 303 on the El Campeon Golf Course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

The Athenas, who started the day with a four-stroke lead over Williams, prevailed on the second sudden-death playoff hole. It was the CMS athletic program's first NCAA title in women's golf and fifth NCAA team title overall. 

Claremont Foxes women's rugby team picture.

Both the Claremont Foxes women's rugby club and the Claremont Lions men's rugby club placed second at their respective championship tournaments this spring.

Women's Update
The Foxes fell to Tulane University 31-14 in the championship match of the the USA Rugby Division II Spring College Championship final on May 5 at Cal State Fullerton.

Claremont defeated Salisbury University (Maryland) 44-27 in the semifinals on May 4.

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CMS athletes

Five Claremont-Mudd-Scripps teams are ranked in the top-10 nationally as they enter the final weeks of their spring seasons.

Mike Sutton '76

The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) selected Mike Sutton '76 as its 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient. Sutton has dedicated nearly 40 years of his career to intercollegiate athletics at Claremont McKenna College, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, and within the SCIAC.

"It's an incredible affirmation to be considered worthy of the same recognition in the Distinguished Service Award that many of my mentors in the conference over the years have received," Sutton said.

Lacrosse practice in Uganda

A second-year CMC scholar-athlete is sharing her passion for lacrosse with girls in Uganda, both to encourage the development of the sport and to empower her young pupils.

Kira Weiss ’20, a defender on the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps lacrosse team, has been traveling to Africa every summer for nearly half her life, tagging along with her family and then working as a volunteer with FundaField, a nonprofit organization started by her brothers Kyle Weiss ’15 and Garrett Weiss.

The NCAA Championship trophy

 

For the first time in its history, the CMS women’s volleyball team won the NCAA Division III national championship. Led by a group of seniors who advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals as freshmen in 2014, the determined Athenas swept top-seeded Wittenberg University in the championships match on Nov. 18 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Clara Madsen

Women's volleyball

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps volleyball team made history by sweeping Wittenberg University to win the NCAA Division III Championship Saturday in Grand Rapids, Mich. It is the first NCAA team national championship for women’s athletics at CMS.

The volleyball team's previous best finish was in 2014 when the Athenas reached the NCAA quarterfinals

Phoebe and Clara Madsen

For Clara Madsen ’18, the close of the NCAA tournament this week will not only mark the end of her college volleyball career, but also a chapter in her family’s story.

For two seasons, Madsen and her sister Phoebe '20 have played alongside each other for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, which defeated Gustavus Adolphus in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals Thursday in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The Madsen sisters have played volleyball together since their high school days in Santa Barbara. They reunited on the court and on campus last year.

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