Highlights from the CMS spring sports season:
Erica Perkins Jasper, a leader in intercollegiate tennis, successful Division I head coach, and distinguished student-athlete, has been named Director of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics.
Highlights from the CMS winter sports seasons:
Four CMS fall sports teams won SCIAC regular season and/or SCIAC Tournament championships—marking another successful start to the school year for CMS Athletics. Here’s a rundown of the highlights.
Terrance J. Tumey, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Director of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation and William B. Arce and George R. Roberts Fellow Instructor of Physical Education, will be leaving Claremont June 30 to become athletics director at Division I Fresno State University.
Claremont McKenna College President Hiram E. Chodosh informed the CMS community of Tumey’s departure Thursday.
Tumey joined CMS in 2016. CMS finished this past year with three national championships and a No. 3 ranking in the Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup.
The final day of the 2017-18 athletic year came to a dramatic close on Saturday for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Three Athenas won individual national championships in track & field, and the team placed fourth at the NCAA Division III Championships for the highest finish in program history.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s golf team defeated Williams College in a two-hole playoff to win the NCAA Division III national championship on Friday, May 11.
Margaret Loncki ’18 paced the Athenas and won the individual national championship with a four-round score of 11-over-par 303 on the El Campeon Golf Course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
The Athenas, who started the day with a four-stroke lead over Williams, prevailed on the second sudden-death playoff hole. It was the CMS athletic program's first NCAA title in women's golf and fifth NCAA team title overall.
Both the Claremont Foxes women's rugby club and the Claremont Lions men's rugby club placed second at their respective championship tournaments this spring.
The Foxes fell to Tulane University 31-14 in the championship match of the the USA Rugby Division II Spring College Championship final on May 5 at Cal State Fullerton.
Claremont defeated Salisbury University (Maryland) 44-27 in the semifinals on May 4.
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Five Claremont-Mudd-Scripps teams are ranked in the top-10 nationally as they enter the final weeks of their spring seasons.
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) selected Mike Sutton '76 as its 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient. Sutton has dedicated nearly 40 years of his career to intercollegiate athletics at Claremont McKenna College, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, and within the SCIAC.
"It's an incredible affirmation to be considered worthy of the same recognition in the Distinguished Service Award that many of my mentors in the conference over the years have received," Sutton said.