In the team’s second-straight title match appearance, the Claremont Lions men’s rugby club this year won it all, and captured the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) national championship. Claremont played a virtually flawless championship match to defeat Tufts (Mass.) University, 65-0, on Sunday, April 30, at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo.
It is the second national championship for the Claremont Lions men’s rugby club this decade, after a Division II national championship in 2010.
All four of CMS’ winter sports teams (women’s basketball, women’s swimming & diving, men’s swimming & diving and men’s basketball) had a tremendous amount of success this season. Combined, the Athenas and Stags won four SCIAC championships, and two SCIAC Tournament titles. Every winter team this year represented CMS at its respective NCAA Division III Championships in March. Below is an update on each team's results at the NCAA Championships.
Swimming & Diving
In an effort to increase student awareness on campus regarding substance abuse prevention and health promotion, five individuals (three current students and two administrators) represented Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics at the APPLE Institute from Jan. 20-22 in Nashville, Tenn.
The Arce family name is indelibly stamped on the Claremont McKenna College and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics communities. Arce Field. The William B. Arce Scholarship Fund and the William B. Arce Professorship at CMC. The William B. & Nancy T. Arce Hall of Excellence in Roberts Pavilion.
The legacy of the First Family and Father and Mother of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics lives on through the coaches, student-athletes, and staff members at CMS and CMC.
Claire Donnelly ’17 stands head and shoulders above most of the rest of her class at CMC – literally.
At 6 feet tall, Donnelly has played center for the CMS Athenas women's basketball team since her freshman year at CMC. The Athenas have won the conference championship and played in the postseason three years in a row. Last year, Donnelly led the conference in blocked shots and the team in field-goal percentage. What’s more, she comes by that talent naturally.