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. Please check back on the CMS Hall of Fame webpage in the coming days for event registration.
From new student orientation to preseason sports practices, the Claremont McKenna College campus was bustling in mid-to-late August with activity as the 2017-18 school year drew closer. The first day of classes was on Tuesday, Aug. 29, and just a few days after that, new seasons began for the majority of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ seven fall sports teams.
Seven spring sports teams (women’s golf, men’s golf, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, women’s lacrosse, men’s track & field, women’s track & field) made the NCAA Championships this year. CMS had four teams finish in the top-10 nationally.
The women's golf team ended the 2017 season in eighth nationally, the program's highest-ever finish at the NCAA Championships. The team total score of 1262 is also the lowest in program history at the NCAA Championships. Margaret Loncki ’18 finished in a tie for fifth individually.
In the team’s second-straight title match appearance, the Claremont Lions men’s rugby club this year won it all, and captured the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) national championship. Claremont played a virtually flawless championship match to defeat Tufts (Mass.) University, 65-0, on Sunday, April 30, at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo.
It is the second national championship for the Claremont Lions men’s rugby club this decade, after a Division II national championship in 2010.