General Department News

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

June 11, 2024

The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics finished 13th in the 2023-24 Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). Carnegie Mellon totaled 765.08 points to record its highest finish in the 29-year history of the Learfield Directors’ Cup. Last school year, Carnegie Mellon was 14th and the year prior 15th. The Tartans are one of seven University Athletic Association institutions to crack the top 30 in the standings.

green, red, blue plaid background with Carnegie Mellon University Tartans logo (side profile of a scottie dog) and Academic All-District Team presented by CSC logo
Tartans Place 10 on Softball and Tennis Academic All-District Teams

June 03, 2024

Ten men’s and women’s tennis and softball 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 fall season. College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) rebranded to CSC in the summer of 2022.

man wearing gray coat, hat, and sunglasses raising arms in air and smiling next to a image of a football field
Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Department Announces Naming of Lackner Field

May 29, 2024

For nearly 50 years, Rich Lackner called Carnegie Mellon and its football program home as a student athlete and as coach. Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends of Tartan Football, the university and athletics department are proud to announce the campaign to name the Richard M. Lackner Field at Gesling Stadium in honor of Lackner’s legacy.

UAA Logo
78 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Spring Academic Honors

May 10, 2024

A total of 78 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 by the Association on May 9.

Tartans Celebrate 2023-24 Year at Annual Banquet
Tartans Celebrate 2023-24 Year at Annual Banquet

May 02, 2024

The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics hosted its annual awards banquet on Wednesday, May 1 to celebrate the year and the accomplishments of the senior student-athletes. The event was hosted in Simmons Auditorium followed by a reception in the PNC Foundation Room located in the Tepper Quad.

Carnegie Mellon Ranks 16th in Winter Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings
Carnegie Mellon Ranks 16th in Winter Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings

April 04, 2024

The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics is 16th 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 451.08 points through the fall and winter seasons. The Tartans are one of five University Athletic Association institutions to crack the top 16 in the standings.

green, red, blue plaid background with Carnegie Mellon University Tartans logo (side profile of a scottie dog) and Academic All-District Team presented by CSC logo
Tartans Place 14 on Basketball and Swimming & Diving Academic All-District Teams

April 02, 2024

Fourteen men’s and women’s basketball and swimming and diving 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 fall season. College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) rebranded to CSC in the summer of 2022.

portrait images of two black women with UAA Softball logo in between. Carnegie Mellon Tartans logo, UAA Strive Together logo, and Emory logo
UAA Women's History Month: Black Female Softball Coaches Meet in UAA Softball for First Time

March 29, 2024

Friday’s UAA series opener between Carnegie Mellon University and Emory University will mark the first time in UAA history when two Black female head softball coaches will face one another. Monica Harrison has been the only coach in Tartans’ history, while India Chiles in is her first season at the helm of the Eagles.

Two portrait-type photos of two males inside squares with the words Tartans on the Rise centered between them
Two Men's Basketball Alums Featured in Tartans on the Rise

March 14, 2024

Men's basketball alumni Blake Chasen (2016) and Darren Riley (2014) are impacting the world and are two of 30 CMU alumni featured in Tartans on the Rise.

UAA Logo
98 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Winter Academic Honors

March 14, 2024

A total of 98 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 12.

group of men standing together wearing white shirts that say This Game Is No Secret
CMU Basketball Team Honors ‘Secret Game’ of 1944

February 08, 2024

Tartans draw eyes to historical moment at start of Black History Month

Carnegie Mellon Tartan Mascot Logo with A+ listing like a report card
Tartans Impress Once Again in Classroom During Fall Semester

January 16, 2024

The fall athletics season was highlighted by four team NCAA appearances, three University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships, and a football bowl victory, but the Tartans also continued their dominance in the classroom. Academically, 137 student-athletes recorded a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) with nearly 65 percent earning a 3.50 GPA or better.

green, red, blue plaid background with Carnegie Mellon University Tartans logo (side profile of a scottie dog) and Academic All-District Team presented by CSC logo
Tartans Place 12 on Volleyball and Football Academic All-District Teams

December 19, 2023

Twelve volleyball and football 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 fall season. College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) rebranded to CSC in the summer of 2022.

large group of people standing together
Department Honors Top Academic Athletes at Annual Celebration

December 14, 2023

In its 10th year celebrating academic and athletic achievement, the Carnegie Mellon Department of Athletics welcomed faculty and staff to the annual Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Celebration to honor 35 of the highest-achieving juniors and seniors across all colleges and athletics teams on Wednesday. The celebration is always held on Reading Day during finals week.

green, red, blue plaid background with Carnegie Mellon University Tartans logo (side profile of a scottie dog) and Academic All-District Team presented by CSC logo
12 Tartan Soccer Players Earn Academic All-District Honors from College Sports Communicators

November 29, 2023

Twelve Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were named to the College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic All-District Team for Division III Men's and Women's Soccer, nominated by members of CSC, for the fall season. College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) rebranded to CSC in the summer of 2022.

ten people sitting on stage at a table with two others standing by a podium
Athletics Hosts Student-Led Mental Health Summit

October 18, 2023

The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics hosted a Mental Health Summit on Monday, October 16 for student-athletes to share their experiences and offer their concerns for mental health issues of college student-athletes. The summit was moderated by Rosie Cheng, the Assistant Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Wellness and Belonging, and Shane Chaplin, the Executive Director of CMU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS), and supported by The Plaidvocates.