For 2011 chemical engineering graduate Aislinn McCloskey, Carnegie Mellon University wasn’t even on her list of schools, but a turn of events for her family opened the door to the Pittsburgh campus for the volleyball player from Louisiana.
Ivan Juzang might be remembered by the Carnegie Mellon University athletic community for his 1983 historic performance in track and field, but when he recalls his days as a Tartan, he sees how it shaped an important time in his life and fueled his career passion.
Phil O’Hara grew up in a small town near Kansas City, but the draw of athletics and a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship, drew him to Carnegie Mellon University and the city of Pittsburgh.
As an established business professional and member of the Tartan Athletics Club Board of Directors, Vince Russell does as much as he can to promote Carnegie Mellon University and college athletics to as many people as he can.
Not all Carnegie Mellon University alumni remember the details and feelings the last time they took the court as a Tartan at the historical Skibo Gymnasium, but Matt Kaitz (TPR’04) remembers all the details of that day, how special it was to play in front of his family one last time, and the focus on beating top-five nationally ranked Rochester at home for a chance at the post-season.