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General Department News

  • Shea Little Hired as Strength & Conditioning Assistant
    July 28, 2022
    The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics has hired Shea Little to be the Tartans’ assistant strength and conditioning coach to work alongside Alan DeGennaro, the director of strength and conditioning for the Tartans for the past 12 years.
  • Terrence Stanton Hired as Coordinator of Events & Facilities
    July 20, 2022
    The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics has hired Terrence Stanton to be the Tartans’ Coordinator of Events and Facilities. The position was made possible through the NCAA ethnic minorities and women’s internship grant, as well as a newly-established endowed fund that supports diversity, equity and inclusion within the athletics department. Stanton will play a lead role in the successful execution of home contests for several varsity sports, coordination of day-to-day operations and maintenance needs of athletic facilities, as well as develop and implement a promotional strategy for varsity athletics.
  • Kim Kelly Promoted to Senior Associate Director of Athletics
    July 14, 2022
    Carnegie Mellon University Director of Athletics Josh Centor has announced the promotion of Kim Kelly to Senior Associate Director of Athletics. Kelley was named Assistant Director of Athletics in 2015 before moving into the role of Associate Director of Athletics in 2018.
  • Hunter Poust Joins Recreation Staff
    July 12, 2022
    The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics has hired Hunter Poust as the assistant coordinator of recreation.
  • Carnegie Mellon Athletics Earns Best-Ever Finish in Final Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings
    June 16, 2022
    The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics finished 15th in the 2021-22 Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). Carnegie Mellon totaled 725.75 points to record its highest finish in the 27-year history of the Learfield Directors’ Cup. Following the 2017-18 school year, Carnegie Mellon was 23rd. The Tartans are one of four University Athletic Association institutions to crack the top 15 in the standings.
  • Carnegie Mellon Unveils Third Athletics Hall of Fame Class
    June 08, 2022
    Four individuals and one team will be enshrined in the Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Hall of Fame, as the new class of Tartan legends was announced today.
  • Tartans Prove Excellence is Possible in All Arenas
    June 07, 2022
    After one of the most successful years in Tartan history with 13 programs earning bids to the NCAA Championships, the Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes continued their excellence in the classroom as well. For the spring, 141 student-athletes posted a 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) with 62 percent earning a 3.50 GPA or better.
  • Graduating Class Celebrated at Annual Athletics Banquet
    May 05, 2022
    The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics hosted its annual awards banquet on Wednesday, May 4 to celebrate the year and the accomplishments of the senior student-athletes. The event was hosted in Simmons Auditorium in the Tepper Quad.
  • Carnegie Mellon University Launches Sideline Store with BSN
    April 18, 2022
    The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics has launched a new sideline store through BSN SPORTS featuring Nike apparel.
  • Carnegie Mellon Ranks 24th in Final Learfield Directors’ Cup Winter Standings
    April 11, 2022
    The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics is 24th 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 410.75 points through the fall and winter seasons, marking its highest ranking in the 27-year history of the Learfield Directors’ Cup following the winter. The Tartans are one of five University Athletic Association institutions to crack the top 25 in the standings, with all eight institutions finishing among the top 65.
  • CMU Athletics COVID-19 FAQs and Spectator Policy – Updated March 28
    March 28, 2022
    The following FAQ document is intended to serve as a resource for the Carnegie Mellon Athletics community. It will be updated as more information becomes available.
  • Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Announces Departmental Promotions
    March 24, 2022
    Andy Girard, Monica Harrison and Stefanie Santo, three members of the Carnegie Mellon University athletics department, have received promotions to assistant director roles as announced by Director of Athletics Josh Centor. Girard will take on the title of Assistant Director of Athletics for Leadership and Development Programs; Harrison, Assistant Director of Athletics for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI); and Santo, Assistant Director of Athletics for Business Operations.
  • 105 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Winter Academic Honors
    March 21, 2022
    A total of 105 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 Monday, March 21.
  • Carnegie Mellon Athletics Partners With KPEX Consulting
    February 16, 2022
    The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics has recently partnered with KPEX Consulting. KPEX dedicated to helping athletes, coaches, corporate leaders and other performers to achieve greatness in sport, business, and life.
  • Nominations Now Open for 2022 Hall of Fame Class
    February 15, 2022
    Nominations Now Open for 2022 Hall of Fame Class
  • Tartans Continue Excellence in Classroom
    February 11, 2022
    As Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes returned to a full slate of competition this past fall, and with winter and spring teams training to prepare for their championship seasons, work in the classroom continued with another impressive showing. One hundred and thirty student-athletes posted a 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) with nearly 58 percent earning a 3.50 GPA or better.
  • Department Honors Top Academic Athletes at Annual Celebration
    December 13, 2021
    Every December, the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics celebrates the top academic athletes at the Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Celebration during finals week. In the eighth year of the event, 40 Tartans were honored as the celebration returned to an in-person event where students invited influential faculty and staff members to share in their success.
  • 121 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Fall Academic Honors
    December 01, 2021
    A total of 121 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 Wednesday, December 2.
  • Lackner Built a Winning Football Family at Carnegie Mellon
    November 11, 2021
    Rich Lackner is the most successful head coach in Carnegie Mellon football history, but his legacy goes far beyond wins and championships. His story focuses more on the character of the student-athletes he recruited, the players he helped to develop, the men they’ve become and the football family he created.
  • Carnegie Mellon University Signs New Athletic Program Partnership with BSN Sports, Nike
    September 13, 2021
    Carnegie Mellon University, a leading DIII institution located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, today announced that it has established a new athletic partnership with Nike and BSN SPORTS, the nation’s largest direct marketer and distributor of sporting goods to the school and league markets and a division of Varsity Brands. Through this partnership, BSN SPORTS will serve as the official apparel and equipment provider to the Tartan Athletics Program while outfitting Carnegie Mellon athletes and coaches in premier Nike product selection.
  • 2021 CMU Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Celebration Postponed
    September 08, 2021
    As a result of the current COVID-19 situation, the vast majority of Carnegie Mellon University Homecoming programs are moving to a virtual format this fall. Given this approach and the prioritization of everyone’s health and safety, it has been decided to postpone the 2021 Hall of Fame Celebration and Induction Ceremony.
  • Carnegie Mellon Names Rebecca Nugent Faculty Athletics Representative
    August 24, 2021
    Carnegie Mellon University Director of Athletics Josh Centor recently announced Rebecca Nugent as the department’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), beginning at the start of the 2021-22 academic year. Nugent, recently named head of the Department of Statistics & Data Science, replaces Susan Polansky who served as FAR for the past five years.
  • Jeremy Olisar Named Director of the Kiltie Band
    August 11, 2021
    Jeremy Olisar has been named the Director of the Carnegie Mellon University Kiltie Band. Olisar succeeds Paul Gerlach who announced his retirement last spring after leading the Kilties for 38 years.
  • CMU’s Aldrich to Coach in Tokyo Olympic Games
    July 15, 2021
    Gary Aldrich says he’s not a patient person, but he knows good things come to those who wait. When the CMU track coach steps off the plane in Tokyo later this month, his Olympic dream, deferred more than a year ago thanks to COVID-19, will finally come true.
  • Tartans Excel Academically and Athletically Despite COVID-19 Challenges
    June 21, 2021
    Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes continued a hybrid school year in the spring, and once able to return to competition in March for abbreviated seasons, shined in their fields of play while continuing to excel in their fields of study. For the second straight semester, more than 71 percent of the student-athletes earned a 3.50 grade point average or better, with 172 achieving a 4.0 GPA.
  • Four Athletes Among Initiates to Phi Beta Kappa
    June 15, 2021
    Four 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 21.
  • Carnegie Mellon Unveils Second Athletics Hall of Fame Class
    June 09, 2021
    Twelve of the finest individuals in Tartan athletics history make up the 2021 Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Hall of Fame class.
  • UAA Announces Intent to Return to Competition in Fall 2021
    May 11, 2021
    It is with great pleasure that the members of the University Athletic Association announce their intent to return to pre-COVID-19 levels of competition across all sports within the UAA beginning with the start of the 2021 fall season.
  • Athletics Celebrates 2021 Seniors and Announces Tartan Awards
    May 06, 2021
    Carnegie Mellon University celebrated an unfamiliar 2020-21 season on Tuesday, as the athletics department hosted a gathering for senior student-athletes at Gesling Stadium. During the event, the department honored the athletic and academic achievements that emerged throughout the careers of the seniors.
  • 101 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Spring Academic Honors
    April 23, 2021
    A total of 101 Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were named to the University Athletic Association’s (UAA) All-Academic Recognition list for the spring sports teams.
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