Sports

CMS volleyball team celebrates a victory

Four of the seven Claremont-Mudd-Scripps fall sports teams have advanced to NCAA postseason competition. Volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s cross country and women’s cross country have extended their seasons.

Cross Country

CMC ROTC members

CMC's Army ROTC program won first place in the Task Force South Ranger Challenge Competition last weekend in San Diego.

The Ranger Challenge, a grueling event started in 1982 to crown the best two-person “buddy” team of Rangers at Fort Benning, Ga., has evolved into a nation-wide competition and is often referred to as Army ROTC's varsity sport.

Medal ceremony for the women's 50 meter rifle at the 1984 Olympics

Journalist George Vecsey, a former New York Times sports columnist, has covered all the Summer Olympic games from Los Angeles in 1984 to Bejing in 2008, making him an excellent source for insight about the relationship between U.S. athletes and those from rising power China.

Roberts Pavilion arena

The official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Roberts Pavilion, Claremont McKenna College’s new center for athletics, events, and recreation, is set to take place on Friday, Sept. 30.

Roberts Pavilion interior

Good things come to those who wait. Now the wait is over for the CMC community; Roberts Pavilion has opened for recreational use.

And it’s only the beginning. As CMC President Hiram Chodosh said a few months ago during a “Senior Preview Day” at the Pavilion, “to be sure, the Pavilion is the home of CMS Athletics, but it’s a facility intended for use by all students. It’s an events center not just for athletics. The whole campus will be utilizing it.”

CMS tennis player Sklyer Butts and CMS track athlete Tyra Abraham

An outstanding 2015-16 year for CMS Athletics and its student-athletes concluded on Saturday, May 28, with two NCAA Division III individual national championships, one by Skyler Butts '16 in men's tennis singles and the other by Tyra Abraham, a women's track sprinter from Scripps.

Skyler Butts
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Men's Tennis
Sr. (CMC), #1 Singles - Santa Ana, Calif.

CMS Men's Golf Team

PENFIELD, N.Y. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's golf team won its first NCAA Division III National Championship and freshman Alex Wrenn (CMC) tied for second place individually on May 13 at Midvale Country Club.

CMS women's tennis match

Our academic school year is coming to close with graduation on Saturday, but several of our spring sports teams seasons continue with NCAA Division III postseason competition. The CMS softball, men’s golf, men’s tennis and women’s tennis teams are all competing in their respective NCAA Championships this weekend and the track and field teams compete in their championships later this month.

CMS Softball

Thank you for the moving honor to speak today at the memorial of one of my heroes, Bill Arce. This is a sad, inspiring moment. Sad in our loss, and inspiring in the many lessons of Coach Arce’s life and work.

Like many of you here today, I played many sports as a kid. Of all, baseball seared the most lasting memories and associations. We all know that Yogi Berra said that he didn’t really say most of the things he said, but he did point out that baseball was 90% mental and the other half physical.

Main gym at Roberts Pavilion

As the doors of Roberts Pavilion open this fall, CMS Athletics will usher in a new era of enhanced opportunity to enrich students' academic experiences with competitive and recreational activities that support the educational missions of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, and Scripps Colleges. In recent months, department staff and college administrators worked together to reflect on the purpose, core beliefs, and values that drive CMS Athletics’ success.

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