Carnegie Mellon Athletics Headlines

  • Men’s Basketball Adds Fleegle and Goldcamp to 2017-18 Staff
    August 21, 2017
    Jacob Fleegle and Kyle Goldcamp have been added the Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball staff as announced by head coach Tony Wingen, who is in his 28th year at the helm program, for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. Goldcamp returns to the bench of the Tartans after taking last season off.
  • Women’s Soccer Earns Top 25 Preseason Ranking
    August 07, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women’s soccer team will start the 2017 campaign in the national rankings, as they appear 22nd in the United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA) NCAA Division III Preseason Coaches Poll, released last week.
  • Men’s Soccer Earns Top 25 Preseason Ranking
    August 07, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s soccer team will start the 2017 campaign in the national rankings, as they appear 20th in the United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA) NCAA Division III Preseason Coaches Poll, released last week.
  • Alumni News: Thomas Healy and Hyliion
    August 07, 2017
    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.
  • 2017 PAC Football Media Day: Q&A with Coach Lackner and John Prather
    August 07, 2017
    (LATROBE, Pa.) – Carnegie Mellon University head coach Rich Lackner and senior wide receiver John Prather (Olney, Md./Our Lady Of Good Counsel) discuss the upcoming season at the 2017 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Media Day. Above is the full interview conducted at Media Day on Wednesday, August 2.
  • Tartans Picked Fifth in PAC Football Preseason Poll
    August 02, 2017
    The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) held its annual football media day on Wednesday, August 2, where the Carnegie Mellon University football team was selected to finish fifth in the 2017 PAC preseason poll. Media day was held at the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
  • Carnegie Mellon has 15 Athletes Named to the UAA Presidents Scholar-Athlete Team
    August 01, 2017
    (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 Names Susan Polansky Faculty Athletics Representative
    August 01, 2017
    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.
  • Pomerantz Awarded Prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
    July 31, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University men’s golfer Alexander Pomerantz has been selected to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for excelling academically and athletically while showing leadership and commitment to the community. Pomerantz is one of 29 spring sport male athletes across all three NCAA divisions to earn the scholarship.
  • Women’s Track Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Awards
    July 31, 2017
    The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the 2017 Division III All-Academic Track & Field Teams and Carnegie Mellon University was included on each list for the 11th consecutive year. A total of 183 women’s teams and 111 men’s teams earned the distinction as a result of a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better.
  • Men’s Track Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Awards
    July 31, 2017
    The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the 2017 Division III All-Academic Track & Field Teams and Carnegie Mellon University was included on each list for the 11th consecutive year. A total of 111 men’s teams and 183 women’s teams earned the distinction as a result of a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better.
  • Softball to Host Prospect Camp
    July 26, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University head softball coach Monica Harrison will be hosting a prospect camp on Sunday, October 15. Harrison was hired in June as the first softball coach in department history with the Tartans set to begin varsity competition in spring 2019.
  • Women’s Tennis Named ITA All-Academic Team; Five Named Scholar Athletes
    July 26, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team was honored for the eighth straight season and 15th time in the last 16 years by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as an ITA All-Academic Team. In addition, five players were named ITA Scholar Athletes.
  • ITA Honors Men’s Tennis as All-Academic Team; Nine Named Scholar Athletes
    July 26, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team was honored for the eighth straight season and 15th time in the last 16 years by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as an ITA All-Academic Team. In addition, nine players were named ITA Scholar Athletes.
  • Tartans Earn AVCA Team Academic Award
    July 24, 2017
    The 2016 Carnegie Mellon University volleyball program has been recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) for its performance in the classroom by being named a recipient of the AVCA Team Academic Award.
  • Fields Announced for 2018 ITA National Indoor Championships
    July 24, 2017
    The fields for the 2018 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III Men's and Women's National Team Indoor Championships were announced on Wednesday, July 19 and both Carnegie Mellon University teams will be participating once again. This year marks the 10th straight year the women’s team will compete for the indoor title while the men will be making their sixth appearance since 2010.
  • Men’s Golf Receives Academic Accolades for 2016-17 Season
    July 19, 2017
    The 2016-17 Carnegie Mellon University men’s golf team was one of 29 NCAA Division III institutions in receiving the All-Academic Team award from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The Tartans finished the year with a cumulative grade point average of 3.29.
  • Tartan Athletics Club Adds Three Alumni to Leadership Roles
    July 19, 2017
    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.
  • Men’s Basketball Earns Team Academic Honors by NABC; Five Individuals Honored
    July 18, 2017
    For the fifth consecutive year, the Carnegie Mellon University men's basketball team was recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) when the committee on academics announced the annual Team Academic Excellence Awards for 2016-17. Besides the team being honored, five members were selected to the NABC Honors Court, recognizing those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2016-17 season.
  • Lisa Murphy Signs Contract to Play Professionally in Denmark
    July 05, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University 2017 graduate Lisa Murphy will continue her basketball career in Denmark where she signed a professional contract with Lemvig Basket of the Dameligaen, the top Danish league for women. Murphy concluded her Tartan career as the first player in team history to be named an All-American by both the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and D3hoops.com, a feat she accomplished in back-to-back seasons.
  • Three Tartans Named WGCA All-American Scholars
    July 06, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's golf team had three student-athletes named to the 2016-17 Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar Team, as announced by the organization. Junior Isabelle Tseng (Plainsboro, N.J./West Windsor-Plainsboro South), sophomore Carly Jordan (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./St. Margaret's Episcopal School) and freshman Lavonca Davis (Pickerington, Ohio) received the honor for the Cardinal and Gray. The three marked the first in the three-year history of the program to be named to the team.
  • Football Alumnus Gains New Perspective, Swims English Channel Relay
    July 05, 2017
    In honor of the 100th Anniversary of American soldiers landing at the port of Saint Nazaire in France to support the Allies during World War I, Carnegie Mellon University football alum John Stephan (GSIA’98) joined a group of Americans and Frenchmen on a swim across the English Channel. A late in life swimmer, Stephan grew interested in this popular endeavor amongst open water swimmers through the encouragement of a professional mentor.
  • Junior Emily Tolmer Featured on Triblive.com
    June 26, 2017
    Junior Emily Tolmer, a Pittsburgh native and Chartiers Valley graduate, was featured on Triblive.com by Chuck Curti.
  • Qian Earns Third PING All-America Honor
    June 22, 2017
    For the third straight season, senior George Qian (Bettendorf, Iowa/Montverde Academy) of the Carnegie Mellon University men’s golf team has been recognized as a NCAA Division III PING All-America by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). This year, Qian lands a spot on the third team after being named honorable mention the previous two seasons.
  • Women's Swimming Honored for Academics by CSCAA
    June 21, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's swimming and diving team was honored by the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) with a Team Scholar All-America award as seven individuals were also named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans.
  • Men's Swimming Named CSCAA Scholar All-America Team
    June 21, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's swimming and diving team was honored by the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) with a Team Scholar All-America award as four individuals were also named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans.
  • Benger Named Preseason Most Valuable Player by Lindy’s, Lands Spot on two All-America Teams
    June 13, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University senior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) has been named preseason Most Valuable Player by Lindy’s Sports for the 2017 season. In addition to his first team honor from Lindy’s, the senior was also named to the Street & Smith’s Preseason All-America team.
  • Rodgers Named Golf Pride Grips/GCAA Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year
    June 13, 2017
    Following one of the most successful seasons in program history, Carnegie Mellon University men’s golf coach Dan Rodgers was selected as the Golf Pride Grips/Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Division III Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year.
  • Qian Pulls in CoSIDA Academic All-America Honor
    June 06, 2017
    Senior men’s golfer George Qian (Bettendorf, Iowa/Montverde Academy) was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as a 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-American on the Men’s At-Large Team. The team honors athletes from eight different sports with Qian being one of four golfers to earn the award. His placement on the second team is the first of his career.
  • Hochstedler Awarded Academic All-America Honors by CoSIDA
    June 06, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University junior women’s swimmer Kim Hochstedler (Mishawaka, Ind./Penn) was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as a 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-American on the Women’s At-Large Team. The team honors athletes from ten different sports with Hochstedler being one of 19 swimmers to earn the award. Her placement on the third team is the first of her career and first for a Tartan swimmer since 2013.