General Department News

  • Nicklas-Morris Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
    May 18, 2020
    Carnegie Mellon University senior Emma Nicklas-Morris (Winston-Salem, N.C. / RJ Reynolds) 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. Nicklas-Morris was awarded the scholarship after four years of competition in the pool for the women’s swimming and diving program.
  • Plaidvocates Host Virtual Cook-Off
    May 14, 2020
    Although spread out across the nation with some teammates even in their home countries, Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes have stayed connected through student-led events. One of those events, which was slated to take place on campus for the third straight year in April, was the Plaidvocates Chopped-Style Cook-Off. With everyone now away from campus, the plan needed to change and the Plaidvocates and student-athletes were up to the task.
  • Athletics Celebrates 2019-20 Year with Virtual Banquet
    April 29, 2020
    COVID-19 couldn’t stop Carnegie Mellon from celebrating an historic season, as the athletics department hosted a virtual awards banquet on Wednesday, April 29. During the banquet, the department honored the athletic and academic achievements that transpired throughout the 2019-20 season with more than 300 viewers in attendance.
  • Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Department to Host Virtual End-of-Year Banquet
    April 27, 2020
    The Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Department will host its annual awards banquet virtually on Wednesday, April 29 at 4:45 PM.
  • 71 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Spring Academic Honors
    April 21, 2020
    A total of 71 Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were named to the University Athletic Association’s (UAA) All-Academic Recognition list for the spring sports teams.
  • Pull Back the Plaid Curtain on Athletics Director Josh Centor
    April 15, 2020
    Get to know Athletics Director Josh Centor in this addition of "Pull Back the Plaid Curtain!"
  • Plaidvocates Donate Earnings to Two Pittsburgh Organizations
    April 14, 2020
    Upon hearing the news that all campus functions would be cancelled for the remainder of the semester, the Plaidvocates were, like so many other hardworking Carnegie Mellon University organizations, very disappointed. As dedicated servants of wellness, the group applauds and wholly supports the University for making these difficult decisions to protect the health and safety of the campus and community and contribute towards stopping the spread of the Covid-19 virus worldwide.
  • The Story of Adam Hindes, Carnegie Mellon's Head Athletic Trainer
    March 27, 2020
    March is National Athletic Training Month. Dive into the story of how Carnegie Mellon University's head athletic trainer Adam Hindes chose the career and what he does to serve the Tartans athletic community.
  • Carnegie Mellon University Athletics COVID-19 Update; Physical Spaces Closed
    March 20, 2020
    To protect the well-being of the university community as the coronavirus outbreak continues to be a rapidly changing situation, the Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation offices will be closed until further notice.
  • Coach Aldrich’s Olympic Dream Still Alive
    March 19, 2020
    Gary Aldrich sat in front of a black and white television screen at his grandparents’ house in 1968 and dreamed of one day marching with Team USA in the Olympics opening ceremony. This year Aldrich, head coach of Carnegie Mellon University’s track and field teams, may get the chance to live that dream after being named men’s throws coach for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • Carnegie Mellon University Athletics COVID-19 Update; Spring Sports Cancelled
    March 13, 2020
    As the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the Carnegie Mellon University and the Department of Athletics have developed the following policies to help ensure the health and well-being of our constituents.
  • 19 Swimmers Headed to Nationals
    February 28, 2020
    Ten men and nine women will represent Carnegie Mellon University at the 2020 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. The nine women invited to the championships is the second most for the Tartan women under 13-year head coach Matthew Kinney while the 10 male swimmers is the most. The championships will be hosted by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina, on March 18-21.
  • 96 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Winter Academic Honors
    February 20, 2020
    A total of 96 Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were named to the University Athletic Association’s (UAA) All-Academic Recognition list for the winter sports teams.
  • A Rising Star
    January 30, 2020
    From the time he was seven years old and reading picture books about space, Fred Dauphin has wanted to learn as much as he can about the universe. Getting accepted at Carnegie Mellon University to study astrophysics, and receiving the Stanley Wasserman Memorial Scholarship, made it possible for Dauphin to shoot for the moon.
  • 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.
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