General Department News

  • Athletics Celebrates 2018-19 Year at Annual Banquet
    May 02, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Department hosted its annual awards banquet on Wednesday, May 1. The event honored the athletic and academic achievements throughout the 2018-19 season with more than 350 student-athletes in attendance.
  • Student-Athlete Alumni Mentoring Program: Networking Forged Professional Path
    April 30, 2019
    Senior cross country and track & field runner Aadi Mhatre signed up for the Student-Athlete Mentoring Program at its inception in 2016 not knowing the tremendous impact it would have on his professional career and education in just his first year at Carnegie Mellon University. Three years later, the senior reflects on his mentor, Dr. Baris Polat’s, lasting impression on his current career goals.
  • CMU Welcomes Special Olympics Tradition Saturday
    April 25, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University is partnering with Special Olympics of Pennsylvania to host the Western Pennsylvania Spring Sectional Games for the fourth consecutive year this Saturday, April 27. Between 400 and 500 athletes from across Western Pennsylvania will compete in basketball, swimming, golf and track and field.
  • Plaidvocates Chopped-Style Cook-Off
    April 01, 2019
    On Sunday, March 31, the Plaidvocates hosted the second annual Chopped-style Cook-Off in celebration of National Nutrition Month.
  • Athletes Build Robotic Wide Receiver
    March 28, 2019
    Fusing football passion with engineering expertise, a group of Carnegie Mellon University athletes participated in the annual Build18 challenge to create a robotic wide receiver.
  • Athletics Hosts Annual Senior Dinner
    March 07, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon Department of Athletics hosted its annual Senior Dinner on Tuesday, March 5, as coaches and administrators honored the athletes for outstanding contributions to the athletics program and university community.
  • Star Student-Athlete is on Track for Medical Career
    February 27, 2019
    A good doctor must be driven and committed to helping others. Carnegie Mellon University senior Debi Bhanja is both.
  • 88 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Winter Academic Honors
    February 19, 2019
    A total of 88 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 19.
  • Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Names Anne Bock Head Volleyball Coach
    February 15, 2019
    Anne Bock has been named the seventh head coach in Carnegie Mellon University Volleyball history. Bock, who has been an assistant coach for the Tartans for the past eight seasons, will assume head coaching duties on February 18. She takes over following the announcement of Kim Kelly’s retirement from coaching.
  • Three Awarded Prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
    February 13, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University football senior Rory Hubbard (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) and 2018 women’s soccer graduates Haili Adams (Kirkland, Wash.) and Tori Iatarola (West Dundee, Ill.) have been selected to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for excelling academically and athletically while showing leadership and commitment to the community. Twenty-one males and 21 females across all three NCAA divisions were chosen as recipients for fall sports.
  • Student-Athletes Shine in Classroom, On Fields of Play
    January 18, 2019
    After another fall season of excellence in varsity competition, the Tartans excelled again in the classroom to continue the trend of success in multiple venues for the department. In competition, the Tartans had four teams compete in NCAA postseason play with a fall finish of 16th in the Learfield Diretors’ Cup Standings. In the classroom, 78 student-athletes recorded a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) with more than 50 percent earning a 3.50 GPA or better.
  • Carnegie Mellon Ranks 16th in Final Learfield Directors’ Cup Fall Standings
    December 20, 2018
    Carnegie Mellon University is 16th in the final fall Division III Lear-field Directors’ Cup Standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Thursday.
  • 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.
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