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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.