CMS student-athletes continue in NCAA Championships

With a national championship already won by the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s golf team this spring, CMS tennis and track & field are the next teams up with NCAA championship aspirations. CMC and CMS are hosting the tennis National Championships May 21-26 at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center. The NCAA Track & Field Championships are May 24-26 in La Crosse, Wis.

Women’s Tennis

The third-ranked Athenas cruised through the NCAA Regionals with sweeps over Whitman College on May 11 and Pomona-Pitzer on May 12. CMS then defeated Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5-0 in the quarterfinals. Now the Athenas turn their attention to the national semifinals on May 22 against Williams College.

Men’s Tennis

The Stags fell 5-2 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships to the University of Chicago on May 21. This was the ninth season in a row that the Stags advanced to at least the quarterfinal round. Up next for CMS is the singles and doubles portion of the NCAA Championships, beginning on May 24 in Claremont.

Track & Field

The CMS track & field teams have several student-athletes who have qualified for the NCAA Championships. The Athenas are currently ranked No. 2 in the country.

Four CMS teams have already completed NCAA Championships competition. Led by Margaret Loncki ’18, the women’s golf team won the national championship on May 11 in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Loncki won the individual title and CMS defeated Williams College in a two-hole playoff.

The men's golf team placed ninth at Nationals, led by Alex Wrenn '19, who tied for 12th out of more than 200 golfers.

After winning the SCIAC Tournament, the Athena softball team advanced to the NCAA Regionals and defeated George Fox University, before being eliminated by Linfield College. In lacrosse, the Athenas advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after winning the SCIAC championship and postseason tournament.

“Our scholar-athletes and coaches work tirelessly at their craft, which has resulted in a tremendous amount of success for CMS, and we’ll continue to raise our expectations going forward,” said Terrance Tumey, CMS Director of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation, and William B. Arce and George R. Roberts Fellow Instructor of Physical Education.

Since 2015, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps teams have won four NCAA Division III national championships. Many more CMS teams have finished in the top-10 at the NCAA Championships against the top competition in the country.

Please visit the CMS Athletics webpage for updated schedules, specific event times, locations, and results for the NCAA Championships.

Results through May 22, 2018

-Chris Watts