General Department News

  • Frezzell Inspires Campus to Fit in Fitness in 2020
    January 09, 2020
    Nate Frezzell is fired up and ready to help you set attainable fitness goals for the New Year. From balance, strength, flexibility and cardio workouts to cycling and restorative yoga, Frezzell teaches every type of group exercise class on campus and is one of nine fitness trainers at CMU who can prepare individualized workouts to meet any need.
  • Banner Fall for Student-Athletes in the Classroom
    January 08, 2020
    It was a memorable fall for the Carnegie Mellon Athletics Program, as five of six fall teams advanced to postseason play, the basketball and swimming and diving teams got off to great starts, and the women’s golf team earned a number one national ranking. Four teams competed in the NCAA postseason, including the women’s soccer team’s run to the national semifinals, and the Tartans once again finished the fall 16th in the Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings. On top of the competitive success, 104 student-athletes achieved 4.0 grade-point averages (GPA) and more than 60 percent of the student-athletes earned a 3.50 GPA or better.
  • Carnegie Mellon Ranks 16th in Final Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup Fall Standings
    December 27, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University is 16th in the final fall Division III Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup Standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) December 24.
  • Achievement in Athletics and Academics
    December 12, 2019
    After a standout fall where five of six athletic teams made the postseason, capped off by the women's soccer team making the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer National Semifinal for the first time in school history, Carnegie Mellon University invited 31 student athletes to be recognized at their sixth annual Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Celebration in the Posner Center.
  • Villanueva Supports Tartans With Giving Tuesday Match
    November 26, 2019
    As organizations across the country gear up for an exciting day of philanthropy, the Carnegie Mellon Athletics Department is thrilled to share that Tartan Athletics Club Board of Directors member Alejandro Villanueva has pledged $2,500 to match student-athlete gifts throughout GivingCMUDay, on Tuesday, December 3.
  • 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.
  • Five Athletes Honored as Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars
    October 09, 2019
    Every year beginning in 1975, Carnegie Mellon University has honored a select number of undergraduate seniors as Andrew Carnegie Society (ACS) Scholars. This year, five athletes are included on the list of 40 honorees – Taylor Brown (San Antonio, Texas / Johnson) of women’s swimming and diving, Fred Dauphin (Brockton, Mass. / Cardinal Spellman) of men’s track and field, Josh Kalapos (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Mt. Lebanon) of men’s cross country and track and field, Liam Walsh (Gaithersburg, Md. / Quince Orchard) of men’s cross country and track and field and Camille Williams (Cincinnati, Ohio / The Seven Hills School) of women’s soccer.
  • 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.
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