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    March 22, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University to Add Softball Softball is coming to Carnegie Mellon University. The university has announced its intention to add softball as an intercollegiate sport, beginning with the 2019 spring season. Like Carnegie Mellon’s other intercollegiate programs, softball will compete in the University Athletic Association.
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    March 08, 2017
    Abdelmoty and Fatschel Awarded Prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Carnegie Mellon University football senior Samer Abdelmoty (McLean, Va./McLean) and men’s soccer senior Andreas Fatschel (Seven Fields, Pa./Seneca Valley) have been selected to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for excelling academically and athletically while showing leadership and commitment to the community. Abdelmoty and Fatschel are two of 29 male fall athletes to receive the award across all three NCAA divisions.
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    March 06, 2017
    Tartan Student-Athletes Attend CMU Drama Production of Ragtime The partnership between the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics and the College of Fine Arts continues to grow. On Tuesday, February 28, more than 150 Tartan student-athletes, along with Provost Farnam Jahanian and Vice President for Student Affairs Gina Casalegno, attended a School of Drama production of Ragtime at the Philip Chosky Theater.
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    February 17, 2017
    Tartans Open New Student-Athlete Lounge The Carnegie Mellon University athletics department opened a new student-athlete lounge in Skibo Gymnasium on Friday, February 10th prior to home basketball games that evening against Brandeis University. As student-athletes gathered in the lounge for refreshments, Director of Athletics Josh Centor welcomed them to their new space.
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    February 14, 2017
    68 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Winter Academic Honors A total of 68 Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were named to the University Athletic Association’s (UAA) All-Academic Recognition list for the winter sports teams, as announced Tuesday, February 14.
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    January 30, 2017
    Lessons in Leadership Continue for Tartan Sophomores Carnegie Mellon University’s sophomore student-athletes gathered on Sunday, January 29 to continue their leadership training when sport psychologist Greg Shelley returned to campus as part of the athletics department’s Leadership Symposium. The session was attended by approximately 100 sophomore athletes.
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    January 12, 2017
    Tartans Enjoy Successful Fall Semester In and Out of Classroom The 2016 fall semester proved to be yet another successful chapter for Carnegie Mellon University athletics teams in competition and in the classroom, as a total of 76 student-athletes recorded a 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) for the semester. This is a continuation of last year’s academic success, when 74 student-athletes posted 4.0s in the fall semester while 80 were perfect last spring.
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    December 16, 2016
    Student-Athletes Embrace Full CMU Experience Carnegie Mellon took time to celebrate its student-athletes on Wednesday, December 14, 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.
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    December 12, 2016
    Three Athletes Join Prestigious Engineering Society Three Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were invited to join Tau Beta Pi as fall 2016 initiates. Tau Beta Pi is the only all-engineering Honor Society and the second-oldest Honor Society in the nation.
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    December 05, 2016
    Rodgers Appointed Full-Time Head Golf Coach Carnegie Mellon University Director of Athletics Josh Centor has announced the appointment of Dan Rodgers as full-time head golf coach of both the men’s and women’s programs. The first head coach of the varsity women’s golf program, Rodgers was hired in a part-time capacity in 2014, and has been the interim head coach of the men’s program for the last three months, also in a part-time role. He served as assistant men’s golf coach for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
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    November 10, 2016
    Student-Athlete Advisory Council Reaches 100% Giving for Third Year In what has become a tradition for Carnegie Mellon University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), the group has once again made a statement by investing in their own experience, as the leadership committee reached 100 percent giving to the University for the third straight year. Each of the Council’s 47 members made a gift to support the athletics department.
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    November 08, 2016
    90 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Fall Academic Honors A total of 90 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, November 8.
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    November 04, 2016
    Four Athletes Among Fall Initiates to Phi Beta Kappa Four Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were selected for early initiation into the Upsilon of Pennsylvania chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. The fall ceremony took place at Carnegie Mellon on October 27.
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    October 22, 2016
    Rich Lackner Records Milestone 200th Victory With the 49-33 victory over Thiel today by the Tartans, Carnegie Mellon University head coach Rich Lackner became the 79th football coach in NCAA history to amass 200 wins. Coach Lackner is one of 13 active head coaches among all divisions with 200 career victories, and he is tied for third place among active Division III head coaches in total career wins.
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    September 26, 2016
    Women's Soccer Players Featured on CMU Homepage At Carnegie Mellon University, teamwork doesn't just happen on the field for the nationally ranked women's soccer team. For three biological sciences majors, it follows them into the science lab.
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    September 26, 2016
    Kim Kelly to be Inducted to Gettysburg’s Hall of Athletic Honor Kim Kelly, Carnegie Mellon University’s head volleyball coach, will be inducted to the Gettysburg College Hall of Athletic Honor as part of the Bullets Homecoming Weekend on September 30. At Gettysburg, Kelly led the volleyball program first as a player and later as head coach.
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    September 22, 2016
    Athletics Hosts Second Student-Athlete & Employer Networking Event On Monday, September 12, 2016, 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.
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    September 22, 2016
    First-Year Athletes Begin Leadership Sessions Two weeks into the fall playing season, Carnegie Mellon University’s first-year student-athletes gathered together on Sunday, September 11 for a session on leadership training and how they can develop and enhance their skills while participating in athletics at Carnegie Mellon. The session was presented by sport psychologist Greg Shelley as part of the athletics department’s Leadership Symposium and was attended by approximately 150 first-year athletes, as well as two dozen upperclassmen facilitators.
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    September 12, 2016
    Alumnus Puts College Athletes' Mental Health Top of Mind At 45, Vince Sonson made his fortune in the software industry and walked away. Now, the Carnegie Mellon University alumnus and former Tartan football player is paying it forward, focusing on the mental well-being of student-athletes everywhere.
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    September 08, 2016
    Athletics Hosts Workshop on Sexual Assault and Dating Violence Prevention On Monday, September 5 the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation hosted a Sexual Assault and Dating Violence Prevention Workshop with more than 450 student-athletes participating in the four-hour workshop.
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    August 31, 2016
    Carnegie Mellon Women’s Soccer Celebrates 25 Years Following another strong season in 2015-16 and the completion of 25 years of varsity competition for the Carnegie Mellon University women’s soccer program, the Tartans have another reason to celebrate – the establishment of an endowed fund to support the program. Thanks to a multi-year pledge and lead gift from Christina Isaly Liceaga (BHA 1995), the 25th Anniversary Endowed Fund for Women’s Soccer will provide transformative support for the program.
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    August 25, 2016
    Group X Classes to be Offered for Free to CMU Students Carnegie Mellon students will have an extra reason to smile on their first day of classes this academic year. Effective August 29, Group X-ercise classes at the university will be free to all undergraduate and graduate students.
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    August 22, 2016
    Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Announces Partnership With ESPN Williamsport The Carnegie Mellon University athletics department is excited to announce a partnership with ESPNWilliamsport.com to broadcast the Tartans five home football games in 2016 along with the 2016-2017 men's and women's basketball home contests over the internet.
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    August 17, 2016
    Tartans Add Live Video Coverage for Men’s and Women’s Tennis Thanks to donor support, the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics will significantly enhance the coverage of men’s and women’s tennis beginning this fall. The department has signed with PlaySight to install six video cameras on its campus courts, making Carnegie Mellon a leader in live video streaming in Division III tennis.
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    August 11, 2016
    2016 PAC Football Media Day (LATROBE, Pa.) – Carnegie Mellon University head coach Rich Lackner and senior co-captain and H-back Zach Cree (Vanderbilt, Pa./Connellsville Area) discuss the upcoming season at the 2016 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Media Day. Above is the full interview conducted at Media Day on Wednesday, August 3.
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    July 26, 2016
    Tartan Athletics Club Adds Three Alumni to Leadership Roles Following a successful year for Carnegie Mellon Athletics in which the department opened a new Fitness Center, won three UAA team championships and created endowed funds to support several varsity programs, the Tartans Athletics Club has added three alumni to its Board of Directors to provide new leadership and insight. Joining the Board in 2016 are Joanna Downer, Jonathan Hall and Jonathan Spero.
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    July 18, 2016
    14 Carnegie Mellon Athletes Named to the UAA Presidents Scholar-Athlete Team Carnegie Mellon University had 14 student-athletes named to the University Athletic Association (UAA) Presidents Scholar-Athlete Team, as announced be the league’s office on Monday, July 18. Seven football athletes, two women’s basketball and women’s soccer athletes along with a member from men’s golf, women’s cross country and women’s track and field from Carnegie Mellon received the prestigious honor along with 94 other student-athletes representing all eight UAA member institutions.
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    July 06, 2016
    Carnegie Mellon University Promotes Sara Gauntner to Associate Director of Athletics and Jason Mlodzianowski to Assistant Director of Athletics A pair of Carnegie Mellon University athletics administrators have been promoted, as Sara Gauntner will assume responsibilities as Associate Director of Athletics, and Jason Mlodzianowski will step into a role as Assistant Director of Athletics. Head men’s basketball coach Tony Wingen has decided to relinquish his administrative role as Associate Athletics Director to devote his full attention to the men’s basketball program.
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    May 31, 2016
    Tartans Continue to Excel in Classroom The 2015-16 school year closed with another semester of outstanding work in the classroom by Carnegie Mellon University’s student-athletes. A total of 80 student-athletes recorded a 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) for the spring semester, while 33 of them earned a 4.0 for the academic year.
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    May 17, 2016
    Tartans Celebrate 73 Graduating Student-Athletes The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics celebrated the graduation of 73 student-athletes on Sunday, May 15 during the campus-wide ceremony held in Gesling Stadium. In total, more than 5,000 graduates were recognized over the weekend by CMU for the University’s 119th commencement.
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    April 28, 2016
    Department Celebrates Record Year with Annual Banquet With a record year coming to a close, the Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Department hosted its annual awards banquet on Wednesday, April 27. More than 300 student-athletes attended the event, which honored athletic and academic achievement during the 2015-16 season.
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    April 28, 2016
    56 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Spring Academic Honors A total of 56 Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were named to the University Athletic Association’s (UAA) All-Academic Recognition list for the spring sports teams.
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    April 27, 2016
    Eight Carnegie Mellon University Student-Athletes Selected to Phi Beta Kappa Eight Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes will be inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society during commencement on May 15.
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    April 14, 2016
    Despite Cold Weather, Field Day Fun For All In what has become a much-anticipated tradition at Carnegie Mellon University, on Sunday, April 3 over 50 children from the Pittsburgh community came to campus to participate in the sixth annual Carnegie Mellon Athletics Field Day.
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    April 08, 2016
    Leadership Symposiums Offer Opportunities and Lessons to Student-Athletes Last week, Carnegie Mellon Athletics invited back two Tartan alumni to speak with select student-athletes as part of the department’s Leadership Symposium Series.
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    April 08, 2016
    CMU Campus Community To Host Special Olympics Working with Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) for the past eight years has been a life-changing experience for CMU Police Lieutenant Joe Meyers. And now, he’s helping to share that experience with hundreds of others in the university community.
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    February 29, 2016
    Plaidvocates Partner with One Love Foundation to Provide Education on Dating Violence As part of an ongoing initiative to empower student-athletes to engage in responsible and informed decision making, the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics and the Plaidvocates hosted an Escalation Workshop in February 2016 which was open to all student-athletes. The workshop centered on dating violence and an effort to bring awareness to how prevalent dating violence is on college campuses.
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    February 29, 2016
    Jon Spero (TPR'10) Establishes Endowment Fund for Tennis Young alumnus Jon Spero (TPR’10) has chosen to support the Carnegie Mellon University tennis programs with an endowment gift in honor of his late parents, Dr. Joel Spero and Dr. Janet Amico. A native of Pittsburgh who now works for BelHealth Investment Partners in New York City, Spero enjoyed his time as a Tartan men’s tennis player and was an integral part of the best season in men’s tennis history.
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