General Department News

  • Tartans Continue to Dazzle in Classroom, 98 Athletes Graduate
    June 01, 2017
    As the 2016-2017 academic year came to a close with the University’s 120th commencement on Sunday, May 21, the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics celebrated the graduation of 98 student-athletes. Among those graduating, 34 earned a 4.0 in their final semester, while a total of 78 student-athletes earned the perfect mark for the spring.
  • Athletics Department Celebrates 2016-17 Season
    May 04, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Department hosted its annual awards banquet on Wednesday, May 3. More than 300 student-athletes attended the event, which honored athletic and academic achievement during the 2016-17 season.
  • CMU Says "Yes" to Special Olympians
    May 04, 2017
    More than 600 athletes competed in the Western Pennsylvania Spring Sectionals of the Special Olympics at Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday, April 29. Weather caused the cancellation of some events, but basketball games and swimming races gave the athletes and fans plenty to cheer about.
  • Pittsburgh Steeler and CMU Graduate Student Alejandro Villanueva Talks Leadership with Tartan Student-Athletes
    April 27, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University athletics department welcomed Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva to speak with its student-athletes on Tuesday, April 25. The Army Ranger, Pittsburgh Steeler and Carnegie Mellon graduate student spoke about leadership and how he has become the person he is today through his experiences. Following his presentation, Villanueva participated in a question-and-answer session with the student-athletes.
  • SportsPITTSBURGH and Carnegie Mellon University to Host NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships in 2020
    April 18, 2017
    The NCAA has just announced that the city of Pittsburgh will host 11 NCAA Championships from 2018 to 2022. Along with SportsPITTSBURGH, Carnegie Mellon University will serve as the host for the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Regional in 2019 and the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships in 2020. In total, Pittsburgh was awarded 22 preliminary and finals rounds of NCAA championship events in Tuesday's announcements, the most of any city in the country.
  • 59 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Spring Academic Honors
    April 12, 2017
    A total of 59 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 Wednesday, April 12.
  • Rising Juniors Participate in Leadership Discussion
    April 07, 2017
    With the spring season comes additional opportunities for Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes to engage in discussions about leadership. On Wednesday, April 5, Tartan Athletics Club board member and athletics alum Mark Weinsten (DC’85) spoke to the rising juniors about how leadership is always changing.
  • Another Roaring Success for SAAC Field Day
    April 06, 2017
    On Sunday, April 2 more than 90 children from the Pittsburgh community came to Carnegie Mellon University’s campus to participate in the seventh annual Carnegie Mellon Athletics Field Day.
  • Alumnus Buddy Hobart Returns for Leadership Engagement with Student-Athletes
    March 31, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University and men’s basketball alum 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 ninth year as part of the department’s Leadership Symposium.
  • Carnegie Mellon University to Add Softball
    March 22, 2017
    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.
  • Abdelmoty and Fatschel Awarded Prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
    March 08, 2017
    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.
  • Tartan Student-Athletes Attend CMU Drama Production of Ragtime
    March 06, 2017
    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.
  • Tartans Open New Student-Athlete Lounge
    February 17, 2017
    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.
  • 68 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Winter Academic Honors
    February 14, 2017
    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.
  • Lessons in Leadership Continue for Tartan Sophomores
    January 30, 2017
    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.
  • Tartans Enjoy Successful Fall Semester In and Out of Classroom
    January 12, 2017
    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.
  • Student-Athletes Embrace Full CMU Experience
    December 16, 2016
    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.
  • Three Athletes Join Prestigious Engineering Society
    December 12, 2016
    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.
  • Rodgers Appointed Full-Time Head Golf Coach
    December 05, 2016
    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.
  • Student-Athlete Advisory Council Reaches 100% Giving for Third Year
    November 10, 2016
    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.
  • 90 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Fall Academic Honors
    November 08, 2016
    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.
  • Four Athletes Among Fall Initiates to Phi Beta Kappa
    November 04, 2016
    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.
  • Rich Lackner Records Milestone 200th Victory
    October 22, 2016
    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.
  • Women's Soccer Players Featured on CMU Homepage
    September 26, 2016
    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.
  • Kim Kelly to be Inducted to Gettysburg’s Hall of Athletic Honor
    September 26, 2016
    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.
  • Athletics Hosts Second Student-Athlete & Employer Networking Event
    September 22, 2016
    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.
  • First-Year Athletes Begin Leadership Sessions
    September 22, 2016
    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.
  • Alumnus Puts College Athletes' Mental Health Top of Mind
    September 12, 2016
    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.
  • Athletics Hosts Workshop on Sexual Assault and Dating Violence Prevention
    September 08, 2016
    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.
  • Carnegie Mellon Women’s Soccer Celebrates 25 Years
    August 31, 2016
    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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