How do you top the 2013-2014 athletic season? A season that saw Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) teams win 12 conference championships? The answer: Keep that momentum going. That’s what the CMS Athletics Department had in mind as fall competition geared up. Last year, CMS Athletics as a whole also tied its highest mark in the Division III Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings with a 13th-place ranking out of 400-plus Division III departments. The Directors’ Cup ranks athletic departments based on their teams participation and finish at the NCAA Championships. To follow the fall season, visit www.cmsathletics.org
Former CMS baseball player Morgan Cummins ’07 has been named as interim head baseball coach with former coach Randy Town stepping down after 27 years, to take on administrative duties within the athletic department. Men’s Soccer Coach Dan Calichman, a former Major League Soccer (MLS) player with the Los Angeles Galaxy among other teams, accepted an assistant coaching position with Toronto FC of the MLS. Former CMS soccer player Sam Ullman ’12 has been chosen as Calichman’s interim replacement. Other new head coaches include: Kelly Beck (interim, Track & Field), Lauren Uhr (Women’s Lacrosse), and David Schwarz (Women’s Tennis).
Roberts Pavilion update
Construction of Roberts Pavilion is (literally) getting off the ground. During the summer, the earthwork stage was completed. In July, work on the foundation and underground utilities began. This fall, campus visitors have watched the building’s structural steel rising above the foundation under a tall crane. For updates on the Roberts Pavilion, visit the Roberts Pavilion website www.cmc.edu/roberts-pavilion for pictures, news and to watch progress thanks to the construction camera.
Hall of Fame
The 2014 class for the CMS Hall of Fame includes four Claremont McKenna College graduates: Mike Dawe ’89 (Men’s Basketball), Amy Cleveland ’95 (Women’s Basketball), Quang Leba ’97 (Men’s Track/Water Polo), Margaret Wang Rattay ’97 (Women’s Swimming/Water Polo), and one inductee from Harvey Mudd College, Tony Gnecco ’89 (Men’s Track & Field). The annual CMS Hall of Fame Banquet will take place on Nov. 8.