General Department News

  • Highmark Health and Carnegie Mellon University expand longstanding relationship with new building to address student well-being
    November 08, 2019
    Highmark Health and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) today announced a $35 million grant from Highmark Inc. to support the construction of a new student health, wellness and athletics center at CMU. The 160,000-square-foot building will, for the first time, unite critical student well-being services under one roof on the university's Pittsburgh campus.
  • Aldrich Named USA Track and Field Throws Coach for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
    October 31, 2019
    Gary Aldrich, head coach of the Carnegie Mellon University track and field teams, has been named to the U.S.A. men’s coaching staff as the Throws Coach for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This marks Aldrich's seventh coaching stint on the international stage.
  • Lohmeier Named William V. Campbell Trophy Finalist
    October 30, 2019
    Selected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, from a nationwide pool of 185 semifinalists among all NCAA divisions and the NAIA, The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that Carnegie Mellon's senior defensive end Michael Lohmeier (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central) is one of 12 finalists for the 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Mazda. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership. Lohmeier is the lone Division III representative and is joined by Alex Goettl of Minnesota State University - Mankato as the only non-Division I honorees.
  • Two-sport Athlete Revives Fishing Club
    October 29, 2019
    Many student-athletes at Carnegie Mellon University have been able to transfer their leadership skills from athletics to other organizations on campus. A two-sport athlete in football and men’s track and field, sophomore Jimmy Nguyen is the president of the fishing club at Carnegie Mellon. Fishing is a passion he has had since a trip to his local lake, near his home in California, at the age of seven.
  • 105 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Fall Academic Honors
    October 29, 2019
    A total of 105 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 29.
  • Carnegie Mellon Inducts 18 into Inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame Class
    October 25, 2019
    History was made at Carnegie Mellon University on Friday night, as 17 individuals and one team were inducted into the inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame class. The honorees were celebrated in front of a packed ballroom, which included President Farnam Jahanian, Provost Jim Garrett, members of the University Board of Trustees, university leaders, students, staff, family and friends.
  • Tartan 2 Professional: An Evening of Networking
    October 02, 2019
    On Monday, September 9, The Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC) partnered with the Athletics department to host a Tartan 2 Professional, an employer networking session from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Legacy Plaza.
  • Student-Athletes Double as Resident Assistants to Impact the Community
    September 30, 2019
    With a day filled with classes and practices, many student-athletes often find their schedules booked. Yet, a handful of student-athletes have chosen to use the time they haven’t dedicated to academics and athletics to be a friendly face in the Carnegie Mellon University community through residential life.
  • Tartan Athletics Club Adds Five to Board of Directors
    September 13, 2019
    Five Carnegie Mellon alumni have joined the Tartan Athletics Club Board of Directors, and will begin four-year terms this fall. Kelly Chin de Csepel, Joe Ferris, Shauna Grovell, Young Kang and Alejandro Villanueva will join a Board that has made a significant impact on the Carnegie Mellon Athletics program since its inception in August 2012.
  • 20 Carnegie Mellon Athletes Named to the 11th Annual UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team
    July 30, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University had 20 student-athletes named to the 11th Annual University Athletic Association (UAA) Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team, as announced be the league’s office on Tuesday. The 20 Tartans, eight football, six men’s track and field, two men’s swimming and diving and one men’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s tennis, women’s track and field and volleyball, received the prestigious honor along with 116 other student-athletes representing all eight UAA member institutions.
  • Student-Athletes Excel in Classroom Once Again
    June 24, 2019
    Eight programs competed in the NCAA Championships for the year, including four during the spring semester, all while Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were excelling in the classroom. For the spring, 81 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 University Athletics Finishes 33rd in Final Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings
    June 13, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics finished 33rd in the 2018-19 Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Wednesday.
  • Carnegie Mellon Unveils Inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame Class
    June 12, 2019
    Seventeen individuals and one historic team make up the inaugural Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Hall of Fame class.
  • Mills Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
    May 21, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University senior track and field athlete Isaac Mills (Fairfax, Va./Oakton) has been awarded 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 the winter sports.
  • 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.
  • 66 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Spring Academic Honors
    April 23, 2019
    A total of 66 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 Tuesday, April 23.
  • 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.
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