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.
With national championships already won by the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s golf and women's tennis teams this spring, CMS track & field is the next team 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.
The Claremont Colleges Lions men’s rugby club team is hosting the PacWest Cup playoffs on Claremont McKenna College’s Parents Field from April 8-9. Claremont takes on the University of Dallas in one PacWest Cup semifinal match on April 8 at 1 p.m., while Cal Maritime Academy and Angelo State (Texas) face off in the other semifinal match on April 8 at 11 a.m.
Four of the seven Claremont-Mudd-Scripps fall sports teams have advanced to NCAA postseason competition. Volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s cross country and women’s cross country have extended their seasons.
CMC's Army ROTC program won first place in the Task Force South Ranger Challenge Competition last weekend in San Diego.
The Ranger Challenge, a grueling event started in 1982 to crown the best two-person “buddy” team of Rangers at Fort Benning, Ga., has evolved into a nation-wide competition and is often referred to as Army ROTC's varsity sport.
Journalist George Vecsey, a former New York Times sports columnist, has covered all the Summer Olympic games from Los Angeles in 1984 to Bejing in 2008, making him an excellent source for insight about the relationship between U.S. athletes and those from rising power China.
The official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Roberts Pavilion, Claremont McKenna College’s new center for athletics, events, and recreation, is set to take place on Friday, Sept. 30.
Good things come to those who wait. Now the wait is over for the CMC community; Roberts Pavilion has opened for recreational use.
And it’s only the beginning. As CMC President Hiram Chodosh said a few months ago during a “Senior Preview Day” at the Pavilion, “to be sure, the Pavilion is the home of CMS Athletics, but it’s a facility intended for use by all students. It’s an events center not just for athletics. The whole campus will be utilizing it.”
An outstanding 2015-16 year for CMS Athletics and its student-athletes concluded on Saturday, May 28, with two NCAA Division III individual national championships, one by Skyler Butts '16 in men's tennis singles and the other by Tyra Abraham, a women's track sprinter from Scripps.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Men's Tennis
Sr. (CMC), #1 Singles - Santa Ana, Calif.