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15 Tartans Earn UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Recognition

September 18, 2023

Carnegie Mellon University had 15 student-athletes named to the 14th annual University Athletic Association (UAA) Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team, as announced by the league’s office on Tuesday, September 12. The 15 Tartans, six from men’s track and field men’s cross country, two from women’s track and field, and one each from women’s basketball, women’s golf, women’s soccer, softball, women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis, and volleyball, received the prestigious honor along with 117 other student-athletes representing all eight UAA member institutions.

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Internal Promotions Kick Off New Year for Athletics Department

July 05, 2023

Carnegie Mellon University Director of Athletics Josh Centor has announced the promotion of four staff members along with three title changes to align with the department’s recently released five-year strategic plan. Among the promotions is the addition of Rosie Cheng and Alan Degennaro to the administrative leadership team.

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Tartans Reach New Heights of Academic Achievement

July 03, 2023

The Tartans finished 14th in the annual Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, marking the best-ever finish for the university, and achieved high marks in the classroom once again, as 151 student-athletes recorded a 4.0 grade-point average (GPA). In conjunction with the number of 4.0s, 63 percent of the student-athletes earned a 3.50 GPA or better, with 16 programs producing at least a 3.40 team GPA.

Carnegie Mellon Athletics Earns Best-Ever Finish in Final Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings for the Second Consecutive Year
Carnegie Mellon Athletics Earns Best-Ever Finish in Final Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings for the Second Consecutive Year

June 13, 2023

The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics finished 14th in the 2022-23 Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). Carnegie Mellon totaled 777.00 points to record its highest finish in the 28-year history of the Learfield Directors’ Cup. Last school year, Carnegie Mellon was 15th. The Tartans are one of five University Athletic Association institutions to crack the top 25 in the standings.

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Tartan Athletics Unveils New Strategic Plan

June 05, 2023

The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics is pleased to unveil its strategic plan for 2023-2028.

Tartans Place 15 on Golf and Cross Country and Track and Field Academic All-District Teams
Tartans Place 15 on Golf and Cross Country and Track and Field Academic All-District Teams

June 01, 2023

Fifteen Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were named to a College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic All-District Team for Division III, nominated by members of CSC, for the golf and cross country and track and field seasons. College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) rebranded to CSC in the summer of 2022.

Tartans Place Nine on Tennis and Softball Academic All-District Teams
Tartans Place Nine on Tennis and Softball Academic All-District Teams

May 17, 2023

Nine Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were named to a College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic All-District Team for Division III, nominated by members of CSC, for the tennis and softball seasons. College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) rebranded to CSC in the summer of 2022.

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Six Athletes Among Initiates to Phi Beta Kappa

May 05, 2023

Six Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were selected for spring initiation into the Upsilon of Pennsylvania chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. The induction ceremony took place on May 11.

Tartans Celebrate 2022-23 Year at Annual Banquet
Tartans Celebrate 2022-23 Year at Annual Banquet

May 04, 2023

The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics hosted its annual awards banquet on Wednesday, May 3 to celebrate the year and the accomplishments of the senior student-athletes. The event was hosted in Simmons Auditorium in the Tepper Quad.

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86 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Spring Academic Honors

May 04, 2023

A total of 86 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 by the Association on May 4.

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Carnegie Mellon Women's Association Honors Senior Mona Yuan

May 03, 2023

The American Cancer Society predicts that more than 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a form of oral cancer in 2023. Carnegie Mellon University senior Mona Yuan's research may help change the way those and future patients are treated.

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Leung Receives Fulbright Award to Continue Studies Abroad

April 25, 2023

Carnegie Mellon University women's track and field athlete Francine Leung has her post-graduation plans set thanks to a Fulbright award she earned from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Carnegie Mellon Ranks 10th in Winter Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings
Carnegie Mellon Ranks 10th in Winter Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings

March 30, 2023

The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics is 10th in the final winter Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). Carnegie Mellon totaled 524 points through the fall and winter seasons, marking its highest ranking in the 28-year history of the Learfield Directors’ Cup following the winter. The Tartans are one of five University Athletic Association institutions to crack the top 11 in the standings.

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Shockley Awarded Prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

March 23, 2023

Carnegie Mellon University men’s soccer senior Mason Shockley has 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.

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107 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Winter Academic Honors

March 01, 2023

A total of 107 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 by the Association on March 1.