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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.

Tartan Alum Paul Hamerly Establishes Endowed Fund for Men's Basketball
Tartan Alum Paul Hamerly Establishes Endowed Fund for Men's Basketball

June 10, 2024

On the heels of its first NCAA tournament appearance in 15 years, and as the program prepares to move into a new state-of-the-art venue, the Carnegie Mellon Men’s Basketball program has even more reason to celebrate. Former Tartan standout Paul Hamerly (TPR '77, '79) has made a lead gift to establish the Hamerly Fund for Men’s Basketball, which will become the program’s first endowment fund.

Three Tartans Named 2024 PING All-America
Three Tartans Named 2024 PING All-America

June 10, 2024

Three Carnegie Mellon University men's golfers have been named to the Division III PING All-American Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Junior Justin Chan was named to the first team while senior Brian Xu and sophomore David Zhang landed a spot on the second team.

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Yang Named Academic All-America

June 07, 2024

Carnegie Mellon University women’s tennis junior Sarah Yang has been named to the Academic All-America® women’s tennis team as selected by the College Sports Communicators. Yang’s honor is the first for the program since 2022.

PAC Football to Start Divisional Play, Hold Championship Game in 2025
PAC Football to Start Divisional Play, Hold Championship Game in 2025

June 04, 2024

With the addition of a 12th football program in 2025-26, the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) will begin football divisional play and hold a PAC Football Championship Game to conclude the regular season starting in the fall of 2025.

Savannah Xu Takes Advantage of Everything Division III Athletics has to Offer
Savannah Xu Takes Advantage of Everything Division III Athletics has to Offer

May 30, 2024

After high school, sophomore All-American swimmer Savannah Xu was burnt out and not sure she would continue swimming. When she decided to continue her career at Carnegie Mellon University, she didn’t have very high expectations for herself but wanted to enjoy whatever came before her.

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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.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Women’s Golf Wins First NCAA Team Title
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Women’s Golf Wins First NCAA Team Title

May 24, 2024

The Carnegie Mellon University women's golf team made history on Friday afternoon, winning the first NCAA Division III Championship for any women’s program in university history. The Tartans turned in a final round of eight-over par 296 to finish play with a 14-stroke advantage at the 2024 NCAA Division III Championships in Nicholasville, Kentucky. The Tartans carded a 72-hole score of 1,187 (298-299-294-296) to become national champions!

Barre Earns Two All-America Honors at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Barre Earns Two All-America Honors at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

May 24, 2024

Graduate student Liz Barre of the Carnegie Mellon University women's outdoor track and field team earned All-America recognition in two events at the 2024 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday. The championships are being held at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Rich Earns All-America Honor in Decathlon at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Rich Earns All-America Honor in Decathlon at NCAA Outdoor Championships

May 24, 2024

Senior Thomas Rich of the Carnegie Mellon University men's outdoor track and field team earned All-America recognition in the decathlon at the 2024 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday. The championships are being held at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Jangbahadur Completes Season at NCAA Singles Championship

May 26, 2024

Carnegie Mellon University freshman Raghav Jangbahadur opened play at the 2024 NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships on Sunday, May 26. The first-year Tartan was invited to the tournament for his singles play with competition taking place at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Taylor, Venkatarama Finish Year at NCAA Singles Championship

May 25, 2024

Carnegie Mellon University senior Danna Taylor and sophomore Divya Venkatarama opened play at the 2024 NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships on Saturday, May 25. Both were invited to the tournament for their singles play with competition taking place at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Tartans Sit Atop Leaderboard; Hold Two-Stroke Lead Heading into Final Round of 2024 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship
Tartans Sit Atop Leaderboard; Hold Two-Stroke Lead Heading into Final Round of 2024 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship

May 23, 2024

The Carnegie Mellon University women's golf team finished its suspended second round of play on Thursday of the 2024 NCAA Division III Championship in Nicholasville, Kentucky, with a 299 and then carded a 294 in round three. The Tartans have a 54-hole score of 891 (298-299-294) and currently sit atop the leaderboard by two strokes heading into the final round on Friday. Following the second round, the field was cut to the top 15 teams and top six individuals not on one of those teams to compete in the final two rounds.

Barre in Second After Four Events of Heptathlon at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Barre in Second After Four Events of Heptathlon at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

May 23, 2024

Graduate student Liz Barre of the Carnegie Mellon University women's outdoor track and field team competed at the first day of the 2024 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday. The championships are being held at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Tartans Start Competition at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Tartans Start Competition at NCAA Outdoor Championships

May 23, 2024

Members of the Carnegie Mellon University men's outdoor track and field team competed at the first day of the 2024 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday. The championships are being held at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Second Round Play Stopped Due to Darkness at NCAA Championship
Second Round Play Stopped Due to Darkness at NCAA Championship

May 22, 2024

The Carnegie Mellon University women's golf team competed in the second round of the 2024 NCAA Division III Championship on Wednesday in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Multiple stoppages because of inclement weather forced play to be stopped due to darkness on Wednesday. The Tartans had completed holes 10 through 12 when play was halted and their current round score in round two was nine-over par. The Tartans have an overall score of +19 and are currently in second. Emory University leads the field with a +16 and was also stopped on the same holes played as the Tartans.