By all accounts, it was a memorable fall semester for the Carnegie Mellon Athletics Department. Five teams advanced to the postseason, three teams achieved top-10 rankings during the season and the Tartans finished 15th in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings. In addition to the program’s competitive success, the student-athlete population excelled in the classroom. Nearly 50 percent of student-athletes earned a 3.50 grade-point average (GPA) or higher during the fall, with 71 recording perfect 4.0s.
Carnegie Mellon took time to celebrate its student-athletes on Wednesday, December 13, 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.
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 fourth straight year. Each of the Council’s 47 members made a gift to support the athletics department.
A total of 91 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 24.
Gary Aldrich, head coach of the Carnegie Mellon University track and field teams, was the throws instructor at the Brazilian Olympic Committee Coaches Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 18-22. Aldrich was asked by the academy to serve in this position following his stint as the U.S.A. Men’s Throws Coach at the 2017 IAAF World Outdoor Championships that were held in London in August.
On Monday, September 18, 2017, The Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC) partnered with the Athletics department to host the Third Annual Student-Athlete & Employer Networking session from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Legacy Plaza.
Sport psychologist Greg Shelley returned to campus on Sunday, September 17 for his annual visit as part of the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics Student-Athlete Leadership Development Program. Dr. Shelley spoke to first-year student-athletes, had a session with team captains, met with the coaching staff, and spoke to individual teams during his visit to campus for the 12th year.
Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball head coach Jacquie Hullah has hired Samantha Crough to be her new full-time assistant coach for the 2017-18 season. Crough will begin her duties immediately after arriving in Pittsburgh from Williams College in Massachusetts.
Carnegie Mellon University men’s and women’s swimming and diving head coach Matt Kinney named Myles Oliver his new full-time assistant coach for the 2017-18 season. Oliver began his duties September 1 after joining the Tartan staff from Kings College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.
As founder and CEO of Hyliion, Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Thomas Healy has designs on revolutionizing the shipping industry by modifying the country’s 6 million tractor-trailers to save energy.
(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) - Carnegie Mellon University had 15 student-athletes named to the University Athletic Association (UAA) Presidents Scholar-Athlete Team, as announced be the league’s office on Tuesday, August 1. Four football athletes, two men’s soccer and two women’s tennis, along with a member of men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s golf, women’ soccer, men’s track and field women’s track and field and volleyball from Carnegie Mellon received the prestigious honor along with 99 other student-athletes representing all eight UAA member institutions.
Carnegie Mellon University Director of Athletics Josh Centor recently announced Susan Polansky as the department’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), beginning at the start of the 2017-18 academic year. Polansky, the Head of the Department of Modern Languages in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, replaces Eric Grotzinger.
As the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics continues to build upon its successful 2016-17 year, which included four University Athletic Association (UAA) titles, 17 sports participating in postseason play, and the program’s best finish in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup standings (44th) in seven years, the Tartan Athletics Club has added three alumni to its Board of Directors. Scott Barnyak, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, and Bob Patterson will each join the TAC Board for four-year terms, which began July 1.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.