Feature Stories from 2018-19
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.
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.
December 19, 2018
Senior Rose Ciriello made her collegiate cross country debut this season after three years as a strictly middle distance runner on the Carnegie Mellon University women’s track and field team. During her first season, Ciriello quickly became a strong contributor, traveling with the team to top meets and made the highly selective roster for the NCAA Championships in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Transitioning to the higher mileage of a cross country runner, Ciriello found that support from her cross country teammates made her success possible.
October 30, 2018
Junior women's tennis player, Vinaya Rao, is passionate about developing her athletic and academic skills alongside ambitious peers. Last year, Vinaya competed in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Doubles Championship with doubles partner, Melissa Strome, where the pair earned All-American status placing fifth overall. Vinaya is also an All-UAA Second Team selection at No. 2 singles and a two-time No. 2 doubles selection.
September 27, 2018
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.