Carnegie Mellon Athletics Headlines

  • Tartans Selected to Finish Fifth in PAC Football Preseason Poll
    August 06, 2019
    The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) held its annual football media day on Tuesday, where the Carnegie Mellon University football team was selected to finish fifth in the 2019 PAC preseason poll. Media day was held at the Robert S. Carey Center Student Lounge on the campus of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bhanja Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
    July 25, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University senior track and field athlete Debarati Bhanja (New Albany, Ohio/New Albany) is set 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 the spring sports.
  • ITA Honors Men’s Tennis as All-Academic Team; Five Named Scholar Athletes
    July 25, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's tennis team was honored for the 10th straight season and 17th time in the last 18 years by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as an ITA All-Academic Team. In addition, five players were named ITA Scholar Athletes.
  • ITA Honors Women’s Tennis as All-Academic Team; Four Named Scholar Athletes
    July 25, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's tennis team was honored for the 10th straight season and 17th time in the last 18 years by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as an ITA All-Academic Team. In addition, four players were named ITA Scholar Athletes.
  • Men’s Track Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Awards
    July 23, 2019
    The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the 2019 Division III All-Academic Track & Field Teams and Carnegie Mellon University was included on the list for the 23rd consecutive year. A total of 113 men's teams and 184 women's teams earned the distinction as a result of a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better for the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Women’s Track Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Awards
    July 23, 2019
    The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the 2019 Division III All-Academic Track & Field Teams and Carnegie Mellon University was included on the list for the 23rd consecutive year. A total of 113 men's teams and 184 women's teams earned the distinction as a result of a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better for the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Tartans Earn Third Straight AVCA Team Academic Award
    July 23, 2019
    The 2018 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. This marks the Cardinal and Gray's third straight season earning the award.
  • Men’s Golf Receives Eighth Straight Academic Accolade for 2018-19 Season
    July 17, 2019
    The 2018-19 Carnegie Mellon University men's golf team was one of 28 NCAA Division III institutions who received 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 3.09, as it marked the eighth straight season the Cardinal and Gray have received the accolade.
  • Men’s Basketball Earns Team Academic Honors by NABC for Seventh Straight Season; Five Individuals Honored
    July 17, 2019
    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 2018-19. In the seventh year of the program, the Tartans are one of 12 institutions from Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA that have been recognized each of the seven years.
  • Helms Promoted to Associate Head Football Coach
    July 16, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University Assistant Football Coach Andy Helms has been promoted to Associate Head Coach for the start of the 2019 Tartan season. Helms, who will begin his sixth year with the program this fall, will retain his role of offensive coordinator and responsibilities coaching the quarterbacks.
  • Two Earn NFCA All-America Scholar Honors
    July 01, 2019
    Two Carnegie Mellon University softball athletes were honored for their 2018-19 academic success by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Senior Rae Lasko (Diamond Bar, Calif. / Diamond Bar) and freshman Kyra Musmanno (West Windsor, N.J. / West Windsor-Plainsboro) were named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes for finishing the year with a 3.5 GPA or better.
  • Women’s Golf Receives Academic Accolades for 2018-19 Season
    July 11, 2019
    The 2018-19 Carnegie Mellon University women's golf team received academic recognition from the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) on Wednesday when the association announced the top 25 teams with the highest team GPA for each division. The Tartans ranked 20th among NCAA Division III institutions. The 11-member Cardinal and Gray team finished the year with a cumulative grade point average of 3.603.
  • Men’s Swimming Honored by CSCAA for Academics
    July 11, 2019
    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 12 individuals were also named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans.
  • Women’s Swimming Honored for Academics by CSCAA
    July 11, 2019
    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 two individuals were also named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans.
  • Four Tartans Named WGCA All-American Scholars
    July 08, 2019
    For the second consecutive year, four members of the Carnegie Mellon University women's golf team have been named to the 2018-19 Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar Team, as announced by the organization. Senior Carly Jordan (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./St. Margaret's Episcopal School), junior Yedin Lui (Idaho Falls, Idaho) and sophomore Charlotte Simpson (Towson, Md./Bryn Mawr School) are repeat honorees with freshman Nadia Susanto (Irvine, Calif./Arnold O. Beckman) joining the trio.
  • Men’s Golf Joins Capital Athletic Conference
    June 27, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s golf team will join the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) as an affiliate member for the start of the 2019-20 season, as announced by CAC Commissioner Jeff Ligney on Thursday morning. The Tartans will remain a member of the University Athletic Association (UAA) and continue to participate in the UAA Championship each spring.
  • Karabin and Lindsey Named CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-America
    June 25, 2019
    Juniors Michelle Karabin (Ruffs Dale, Pa./Greensburg Central Catholic) and Emmalyn Lindsey (Eugene, Ore./South Eugene) of the Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field team have been honored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as Google Cloud Women's Cross Country/Track and Field Academic All-America selections. Karabin, a first time representative, landed a spot on the first team with Lindsey honored as a second team selection after garnering third team accolades a year ago.
  • Karee Named CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-America
    June 25, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University sophomore Matt Karee (Elmira, N.Y./Notre Dame) was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III Track & Field/Cross Country Team. The honor is the first for Karee, who is in his first year of eligibility, and the first since 2015 for the men's track and field and cross country programs.
  • Carnegie Mellon Volleyball Hires Natalie Cohen as Full-Time Assistant
    June 25, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University volleyball head coach Anne Bock has announced Natalie Cohen as her full-time assistant coach. Cohen joins the Tartan staff after serving as the head men’s and women’s volleyball coach at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts.
  • 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.
  • Brendan Heller to Join Swimming and Diving Staff
    June 20, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University men’s and women’s swimming and diving head coach Matt Kinney has announced Brendan Heller as the next full-time assistant coach for both programs. Heller joins the Tartan staff after serving as head swim coach at Sacred Heart Greenwich in Greenwich, Connecticut, for four years.
  • Men’s Recruiting Class Named No. 1 by Tennis Recruiting Network
    June 20, 2019
    Following his second year as the head men’s tennis coach of Carnegie Mellon University, Mike Belmonte has earned the program its first number one ranking. Belmonte’s 2019 recruiting class has earned the top Division III spot by Tennis Recruiting Network and sits among the top 25 of all mid major universities.
  • Britton Selected to Google Cloud Academic All-America At-Large Team
    June 19, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University sophomore swimmer Justin Britton (Falls Church, Va./George Mason) was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) to the Google Cloud Academic All-America At-Large Team. The honor is the first for Britton, who is in his first year of eligibility, and sixth for the men’s swimming and diving program.
  • 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.
  • Rodgers Named Golf Pride Grips/GCAA Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year
    June 03, 2019
    Following the most successful season 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. This marks Rodgers’ second regional honor after receiving the same accolade following the 2017 campaign.
  • Karabin, Lindsey Named CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-District
    May 29, 2019
    Juniors Michelle Karabin (Ruffs Dale, Pa./Greensburg Central Catholic) and Emmalyn Lindsey (Eugene, Ore./South Eugene) of the Carnegie Mellon University women’s track and field team have been honored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as Google Cloud Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field Academic All-District selections. Karabin receives her first award while Lindsey is a repeat selection and also a 2018 third-team CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-America selection.
  • Three Men Named CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-District
    May 29, 2019
    Three Carnegie Mellon University men’s track and field and cross country athletes have been honored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as Google Cloud Men’s Cross Country/Track and Field Academic All-District selections. Junior Josh Kalapos (Mt. Lebanon, Pa./Mt.Lebanon) and sophomore Matt Karee (Elmira, N.Y./Notre Dame) participate on both teams while sophomore Bram Miller (Colgate, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran) competes on the track and field team following the fall playing football.
  • Taylor Honored as ITA Rookie of the Year
    May 28, 2019
    Prior to the 2019 NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships beginning on Friday, May 24, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced that Carnegie Mellon University women’s tennis freshman Danna Taylor (Orlando, Fla. / Circle Christian School) was the ITA Women’s Rookie of the Year. Taylor was chosen as the top freshman in the Atlantic-South and stood out among the three other regional honorees to become the second Tartan to earn the national award.