Each of the four winter sports teams for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics are participating in their respective NCAA Championships. Below is information on each of the teams including game and event times, information on where to watch and follow along and much more.
Women’s Basketball CMS faces the University of Puget Sound in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, Mar. 6 at 5 p.m. The game is hosted by George Fox University in Newberg, Ore. Should CMS win and advance, they would play the winner of the game between host George Fox and Penn State Abington in the second round on Saturday, March 7. CMS earned the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) automatic bid by winning the SCIAC Postseason Tournament, beating the University of Redlands (56-49) and California Lutheran University (60-43).
Men’s Basketball Back in NCAA Division III Basketball Championship play for the first time since 2012, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's basketball team is facing Texas Lutheran at East Texas Baptist in Marshall, Texas on Friday, March 6 at 5 p.m. CST in the first round of the NCAAs. The other first round matchup that will be hosted by East Texas Baptist at Ornelas Gym is a game between host ETBU and Hendrix. Should CMS advance, they would play the winner of the ETBU/Hendrix game on Saturday, March 7 at ETBU at 4:00 p.m. CST. CMS earned the SCIAC automatic bid to the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship by winning the SCIAC Postseason Tournament, including a 71-66 win at Chapman in the tournament finals.
Swimming & Diving (Athenas and Stags) On March 3, the NCAA announced the participants for the 2015 Division III Swimming & Diving Championships which run from March 18-21 in Shenandoah, Texas, and 16 student-athletes (nine men, seven women) from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps have been invited. This is the second-straight year that CMS has sent representatives from both the women's team and the men's team to the NCAA Championships in the same year. The Athenas finished in 13th place at NCAAs last season while the Stags broke into the top-10 nationally, at 7th. Eight swimmers and one diver are heading to Texas for the Stags in 2015. Of the five relays at the NCAA Championships, the Stags qualified for all five. Six swimmers and one diver are heading to Texas for the Athenas in 2015, led by its 200 and 400-yard medley relay teams.