General Department News

  • CMU Celebrates Success of Sports Teams, Student-Athletes
    December 14, 2018
    Carnegie Mellon took time to celebrate its student-athletes on Wednesday, December 12, as members of the academic community and senior administration joined the athletics department to honor a select group of student-athletes for their success in the classroom.
  • Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Announces Maser and Kelly to Retire; Kelly to Continue Role as Associate Director of Athletics
    December 06, 2018
    Two longtime members of the Carnegie Mellon University Athletics community, Head Volleyball Coach Kim Kelly and Coordinator of Athletics Support Services Joan Maser, have announced their retirement, with Kelly expanding her role as Associate Director of Athletics.
  • Student Athletes Help Rise Against Hunger
    November 23, 2018
    On Saturday, various members of the student-athlete community joined forces with nearly 500 other volunteers at Rise Against Hunger in the Jared L. Cohon University Center’s Wiegand Gym to help end global hunger by 2030. In just two hours, the group packaged approximately 200,000 dehydrated meals for distribution around the world thank to partners, Kraft Heinz Foundation and Rise Against Hunger.
  • Carnegie Mellon University Announces Athletics Hall of Fame
    November 08, 2018
    Carnegie Mellon University will take a major step in celebrating its rich athletics history, as it prepares to introduce a Hall of Fame next fall. The initiative, which has been supported by the Tartan Athletics Club Board of Directors, is intended to recognize excellence in athletics performance.
  • 85 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Fall Academic Honors
    October 30, 2018
    A total of 85 Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were named to the University Athletic Association’s (UAA) All-Academic Recognition list for the fall sports teams, as announced Tuesday, October 30.
  • All Home Athletic Events are Postponed for Saturday, October 27
    October 27, 2018
    Due to the tragic event that has taken place in Squirrel Hill today, Carnegie Mellon is cancelling all university-sponsored activities today – including classes, athletic events, Homecoming events and the Beaux Arts Ball.
  • Four Athletes Honored as Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars
    October 04, 2018
    Every year beginning in 1975, Carnegie Mellon University has honored a select number of undergraduate seniors as Andrew Carnegie Society (ACS) Scholars. This year, four athletes are included on the list of 40 honorees – Gabe Bamforth (Cambridge, Mass. / CRLS) of men's swimming and diving, Seth Henry (Fulton, Md. / Reservoir) of men's basketball, Rory Hubbard (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. / Palos Verdes Peninsula) of football and Lauren Mueller (Downingtown, Pa. / Downingtown STEM Academy) of volleyball.
  • Michelle Karabin: An All-American Teammate
    September 27, 2018
    Michelle Karabin is the true embodiment of a track and field star. She is the first female track and field athlete since 2012 in Carnegie Mellon history to reach All-American status. In addition to her contributions as a vaulter, Michelle is passionate about the success of her entire team.
  • Tartans Spend Evening Networking
    September 12, 2018
    On Tuesday, September 11, The Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC) partnered with the Athletics department to host a Student-Athlete & Employer Networking session from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Legacy Plaza.
  • 11 Carnegie Mellon Athletes Named to the 10th Annual UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team
    August 22, 2018
    Carnegie Mellon University had 11 student-athletes named to the 1oth Annual University Athletic Association (UAA) Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team, as announced be the league’s office on Wednesday, August 22. The 11 Tartans, five football, two men’s soccer, two women’s soccer, one women’s swimming and diving and women’s tennis, received the prestigious honor along with 108 other student-athletes representing all eight UAA member institutions.
  • Tartan Athletics Club Adds Four to Board of Directors
    August 06, 2018
    As the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics turns the page to the start of the 2018-19 season, the Tartans Athletics Club welcomes four members to its Board of Directors to provide continued leadership and insight. Joining the Board in 2018 are alumni Courtney Chin, Paul Hamerly, and Maria Russell, along with Stan Bikulege, the parent of two Tartan football players.
  • Tepper Fitness Center Opens to Carnegie Mellon Community
    July 23, 2018
    With the opening of the David A. Tepper Quadrangle, the Carnegie Mellon University campus community has another place to maximize its fitness goals. On the first floor of the Tepper Quad, a 7,200 square foot fitness center is available for all students, staff, and faculty.
  • Academic Success Echoes Athletic Success for Tartans
    June 20, 2018
    On the heels of achieving the best-ever finish in the Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Carnegie Mellon University’s student-athletes earned high praise in the classroom yet again. Continuing the trend that athletics and academics is not mutually exclusive at Carnegie Mellon, 71 student-athletes recorded a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) for the spring semester.
  • Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Earns Best-Ever Finish in Final Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings
    June 01, 2018
    The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics finished 23rd in the 2017-18 Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Thursday. Carnegie Mellon totaled 522.50 points to record its highest finish in the 23-year history of the Learfield Directors’ Cup. The Tartans are one of four University Athletic Association institutions to crack the top 25 in the standings, with seven of eight institutions finishing among the top 80.
  • 80 Tartan Student-Athletes Graduate
    May 21, 2018
    The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics celebrated the graduation of 80 student-athletes on Sunday, May 20 during the campus-wide ceremony held in Gesling Stadium. In total, more than 5,000 graduates were recognized over the weekend for the University’s 121st commencement.
  • Fitness Staff Hosts Last Day of Classes Triathlon
    May 04, 2018
    As the Carnegie Mellon University campus community celebrated the last day of classes for the 2017-18 academic year, the recreation and fitness staff hosted a triathlon for students, faculty, and staff. The Super Sprint Distance Triathlon, advertised as the CMU Tri 3 was a hit in its inaugural showing.
  • Athletics Closes Year with Annual Celebratory Banquet
    May 03, 2018
    The Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Department hosted its annual awards banquet on Wednesday, May 2. More than 350 student-athletes attended the event, which honored athletic and academic achievement during the 2017-18 season.
  • Pittsburgh Steeler and CMU Graduate Student Alejandro Villanueva Addresses Leadership with Tartan Student-Athletes
    May 02, 2018
    Army Ranger, Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive tackle and Carnegie Mellon University graduate student Alejandro Villanueva spoke to Tartan student-athletes on Tuesday afternoon. Villanueva spoke about leadership and how he has become the person he is today through his experiences. Villanueva’s session was added to the department’s Student-Athlete Leadership Development Program last spring.
  • Poets and Quants Names Furlo and Benger as Best & Brighest Business Majors
    May 01, 2018
    Seniors Allie Furlo of women’s soccer and Sam Benger of football have been honored by Poets and Quants as the Best & Brightest Business Majors in the Class of 2018.
  • Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Announces Organizational Structure and Staffing Changes
    April 30, 2018
    A pair of Carnegie Mellon University athletics administrators have been promoted, as Kim Kelly and Jason Mlodzianowski will assume responsibilities as Associate Directors of Athletics. In addition, part-time assistant strength and conditioning coach Ben Swogger has been promoted to full-time, while Christine Scalise, Administrative Coordinator for the Cohon University Center, will take on a newly created role as the Tepper Facility Manager. The athletics department will add two additional positions this summer, including a departmental financial administrator and coordinator of fitness facilities and marketing.
  • Softball Program Unveils Home Field
    April 20, 2018
    The Carnegie Mellon University softball program, which will open intercollegiate play next spring, will call UPMC All American Park its home. The Tartans have secured rights to the facility, which is located in Trafford, Pennsylvania, for all of their softball needs.
  • Carnegie Mellon Hosts Special Olympics in Yearly Partnership
    April 19, 2018
    In what has become a spring tradition for Carnegie Mellon University and the Department of Athletics, the Western Spring Sectional competition of the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania took place on campus for the third consecutive year on Saturday, April 14. Nearly 500 athletes competed in basketball, swimming and track and field, with hopes of qualifying for the state competition.
  • Plaidvocates Raise Awareness Through It’s on Us! Campaign
    April 16, 2018
    On Wednesday, April 11, the Plaidvocates hosted a BBQ in the center of Carnegie Mellon University’s campus to help raise awareness of sexual assault and relationship violence. The event was timed in conjunction with Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Week.
  • 55 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Spring Academic Honors
    April 16, 2018
    A total of 55 Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were named to the University Athletic Association’s (UAA) All-Academic Recognition list for the spring sports teams, as announced Monday, April 16.
  • Athletes Serve Community during Spring 1000plus
    April 12, 2018
    Members of the football, women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, and women’s swimming and diving teams participated in Carnegie Mellon University’s 1000plus Day of Service on Saturday, April 7, helping to beautify the Pittsburgh community as the spring season rolls in.
  • SAAC Holds Annual Field Day for Community
    April 10, 2018
    On Sunday, April 8 more than 70 children from the Pittsburgh community came to Carnegie Mellon University’s campus to participate in the eighth annual Carnegie Mellon Athletics Field Day.
  • Track & Field Student-Athletes Serve Nicaragua Communities
    April 06, 2018
    Carnegie Mellon University track & field student-athletes Autumn Hair and Max Rerkpattanapipat were part of the school's Global Public Health Brigade (GPHB) that traveled to Nicaragua for spring break.
  • Alumnus Mark Weinsten Discusses Leadership with Rising Juniors
    April 05, 2018
    The Student-Athlete Leadership Development Program continued its programming on Wednesday, April 4, when president-elect of the Tartan Athletics Club Board of Directors and athletics alum Mark Weinsten (DC’85) returned to speak to the rising juniors about how leadership is always changing.
  • Alumnus Buddy Hobart Returns to Leadership Development Program for Student-Athletes
    March 26, 2018
    Carnegie Mellon University and men’s basketball alumnus Buddy Hobart made his annual trip to the Pittsburgh campus to speak with select rising seniors about becoming world-class leaders. Hobart spoke with students for the 10th year as part of the department’s Leadership Development Program.
  • Athletics Hosts Annual Senior Dinner
    March 08, 2018
    The Carnegie Mellon Department of Athletics hosted its annual Senior Dinner on Tuesday, March 6, as coaches and administrators honored the athletes for outstanding contributions to the athletics program and university community.
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