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2021 Tartan Softball News

  • Fourteen Earn NFCA All-America Scholar Honors
    August 18, 2021
    Fourteen Carnegie Mellon University softball athletes were honored for their 2020-21 academic success by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). All fourteen were named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes for finishing the year with a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) or better.
  • Johnson, Hu, and McGee Receive Regional Recognition
    May 14, 2021
    After earning the program’s first regional ranking in school history this year, three Carnegie Mellon University softball players received National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region Awards for the Central Region. Sophomore Piper Johnson (Riverside, Calif. / Martin Luther King) was honored on the second team as a designated player while juniors Megan Hu (Katy, Texas / Seven Lakes) and Scotty McGee (Huntington Beach, Calif. / Huntington Beach) were honored on the third team at shortstop and pitcher, respectively.
  • Five Honored with All-UAA Softball Recognition
    May 10, 2021
    Five Carnegie Mellon University softball players were honored by the University Athletic Association (UAA) coaches with recognition on the 2021 UAA Softball All-Association Team. Juniors Megan Hu (Katy, Texas / Seven Lakes) and Scotty McGee (Huntington Beach, Calif. / Huntington Beach) were honored for the third season while sophomores Tessa Bruneau (Edgewater Park, N.J. / Holy Cross Prep) and Emily Finger (Aurora, Ill. / Metea Valley) are repeat honorees. Sophomore Piper Johnson (Riverside, Calif. / Martin Luther King) was honored for the first time.
  • Tartans Split Series with Hiram
    May 05, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University softball team traveled to Hiram College for a doubleheader on Wednesday with the Tartans the home team in both contests. The Tartans dropped a nine inning contest in game one by a 5-4 score before topping the Terriers 7-6 in six innings due to darkness in game two. The Tartans are now 15-6-1 for the season with Hiram moving to 24-15.
  • McGee Earns UAA Pitcher of the Week for Third Time
    May 04, 2021
    Carnegie Mellon University junior Scotty McGee (Huntington Beach, Calif. / Huntington Beach) was honored by the University Athletic Association (UAA) on Tuesday as the UAA Softball Pitcher of the Week. The honor marks the third of the year for McGee.
  • Newly Regionally Ranked Tartans Sweep Oberlin
    May 02, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University softball team, who entered the regional rankings for the first time in program history at seventh in the central region, traveled to Oberlin College for a doubleheader which they swept by 5-0 and 4-3 scores. The Tartans are now 14-5-1 for the season while Oberlin falls to 2-6.
  • Delacruz Leads Tartans at Plate and in Circle Against Allegheny
    April 27, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University softball team moved to 12-5-1 for the year after sweeping a doubleheader at Allegheny College on Tuesday, April 27 after more than a week off from action. The Tartans took game one by a 12-8 score behind the pitching and offense from junior Gwen Delacruz (Laguna Nigel, Calif. / Aliso Niguel) while freshman Addy Sewack (Needham, Mass. / Noble and Greenough) hit the first home run of her career to help the team to an 8-2 game two win.
  • Bermudez Homers Twice, Bruneau Extends Hitting Steak in Sweep at Franciscan
    April 15, 2021
    Sophomore Isabel Bermudez (Austin, Texas / Dripping Springs) homered twice on the day with sophomore Tessa Bruneau (Edgewater Park, N.J. / Holy Cross Prep) extending her hitting streak to a program-best 10 games, as the Carnegie Mellon University softball team won a pair of games at Franciscan University on Thursday, April 15. The Tartans took game one by an 18-0 score in five innings while tying a program-best for hits with 23. They then rallied in game two to score five in the seventh inning to win 8-4 to move their season record to 10-5-1.
  • Tartans Sweep Pitt-Greensburg; Celebrate Lone Senior Brittany Pierce
    April 10, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University softball team took a pair of games from Pitt-Greensburg this afternoon on its home field at UPMC All-American Park in Trafford, Pennsylvania with a game one 4-2 win and a game two 7-4 win. The Tartans move to 8-5-1 for the year with junior Scotty McGee (Huntington Beach, Calif. / Huntington Beach) earning the win in game one and sophomore Adriana Agosta (Grosse Pointe, Mich. / Grosse Pointe South) earning the win in game two.
  • McGee Named UAA PItcher of the Week for Second Straight Week
    April 06, 2021
    Junior pitcher Scotty McGee (Huntington Beach, Calif. / Huntington Beach) was named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Softball Pitcher of the Week for the second straight week to earn the fourth award of her career.
  • Tartans Split Doubleheader at Penn State Behrend
    April 05, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University softball team traveled to northwestern Pennsylvania for a doubleheader against Penn State Behrend on Monday, April 5. The Tartans were victorious in game one by a 6-2 score with the Lions coming from behind to win 5-4 in five innings due to darkness in game two. The Tartans are now 6-5-1 for the season.
  • Johnson, McGee Earn UAA Weekly Awards
    March 30, 2021
    Sophomore Piper Johnson (Riverside, Calif. / Martin Luther King) and junior Scotty McGee (Huntington Beach, Calif. / Huntington Beach) earned University Athletic Association (UAA) Softball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week awards on March 30 for their respective weekly performances in four games played by the Carnegie Mellon University softball team last week.
  • Holquist Homers as Tartans Win One, Tie Another
    March 30, 2021
    Junior Megan Holquist (Ellicott City, Md. / Mount Hebron) hit her first career home run in a 7-0 game-one victory at Mount Aloysius College on Tuesday, March 30 , as the Tartans tied the Mounties 7-7 in game two which was called due to darkness after the seventh inning. The Tartans are now 5-4-1 for the season.
  • Tartans Split in First Home Action of 2021
    March 26, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University softball team hosted Penn State Behrend on Friday, March 26 for a doubleheader splitting action with a 5-0 win in game one and a 7-6 loss in game two. The Tartans are now 4-4 for the season while the Lions are 3-1.
  • Faille Honored as UAA Softball Player of the Week
    March 24, 2021
    Carnegie Mellon University softball junior Summer Faille (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Westlake) was honored by the University Athletic Association (UAA) as the UAA Softball Player of the Week for her performance during the opening week of the season for the Tartans.
  • Bermudez Homers but Tartans Falter in Road Doubleheader at Geneva
    March 22, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University softball team traveled north to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, to play Geneva College on Monday, March 22, falling twice the the Golden Tornadoes who are now 11-3 for the season. The Tartans are even at 3-3 after Geneva won game one by a 6-1 score and game two, 11-3.
  • Tartans Split With Wild Game Two Win at Hiram
    March 20, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University softball team split action at Hiram College to move to 3-1 for the season, dropping game one by a 3-1 score while winning a wild 8-inning game, 14-12, in the second game. Freshman Amanda Smith (New Cumberland, Pa. / Trinity) got both decisions and is now 2-1 for the year.
  • Venue and Schedule Change for Softball Versus Hiram
    March 19, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University softball program will now travel to Hiram College for a doubleheader on Saturday, March 20 instead of hosting the Terriers at UPMC All-American Park in Trafford, Pennsylvania. The change is due to heavy rain in the Pittsburgh area this week.
  • Carnegie Mellon Changes Visitor Guidance for Outdoor Events
    March 18, 2021
    Recreation is an essential component of campus life. It contributes to the student experience and to the health and well-being of our students – physically, mentally and emotionally.
  • Tartans Hit Three Home Runs in Two-Game Sweep at Pitt-Greensburg
    March 17, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University softball program opened its third season with a sweep of Pitt-Greensburg, hitting three home runs in an 18-0 second-game win while winning the first game 8-5. Junior Amanda Schwartz (Fairfield, N.J. / West Essex Regional) earned the win in relief for the Tartans in the first game while freshman Amanda Smith (New Cumberland, Pa. / Trinity) pitched the shutout for her first collegiate win in the second game.
  • Tartan Softball Releases 2021 Roster
    February 25, 2021
    Carnegie Mellon University head softball coach Monica Harrison, in her third year at the helm of the Tartans, has released the roster for the 2021 spring season.
  • Pull Back the Plaid Curtain on Assistant Softball Coach Lindsay Mapes
    February 12, 2021
    Get to know assistant softball coach Lindsay Mapes in this addition of "Pull Back the Plaid Curtain!"
  • UAA Cancels Formal Spring Competition; Carnegie Mellon to Focus on Non-Conference Opportunities
    January 12, 2021
    The University Athletic Association Presidents Council has unanimously approved a resolution to cancel all formal UAA spring sport competition for the 2020-21 season. Carnegie Mellon University is one of eight institutions that form the UAA along with Brandeis University, Case Western Reserve University, Emory University, New York University, University of Rochester, University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Audrey Pederson: A Recap of Washington, D.C.
    December 15, 2020
    Softball junior Audrey Pederson closes her semester in Washington, D.C. with a video recap and a few words of thanks for following her journey. You can read her posts by visiting the softball news page.
  • Thirty-Four Tartans Honored as Top Academic Athletes
    December 09, 2020
    Although the traditional fall and winter seasons haven’t been on display for Carnegie Mellon University this year, the excellence of the university’s student-athletes is still impacting the entire community. Each winter for the past six years, the CMU Department of Athletics has celebrated its top academic athletes at the Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Celebration during finals week. And while an in-person celebration is on hold for now, the highest-performing junior and senior student-athletes in each undergraduate college and on each team are still being recognized for their academic performance.
  • D.C. - She Still Plays Softball....Right?
    November 09, 2020
    Junior Audrey Pederson is spending the 2020 fall semester in Washington, D.C., through Carnegie Mellon's Washington Semester Program. This post is a reflection on priorities and how Audrey continues to connect with softball while away.
  • D.C. - A Local’s (?) Guide to Capitol Hill
    October 14, 2020
    Junior Audrey Pederson is spending the 2020 fall semester in Washington, D.C., through Carnegie Mellon's Washington Semester Program. This post is a college student's guide to Capitol Hill.
  • D.C. - A Reflection on Recent Events
    September 23, 2020
    Junior Audrey Pederson is spending the 2020 fall semester in Washington, D.C., through Carnegie Mellon's Washington Semester Program. This post is a reflection on recent events, including the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
  • D.C. and the Semester Ahead: How I Got Here
    September 02, 2020
    Junior Audrey Pederson is spending the 2020 fall semester in Washington, D.C., through Carnegie Mellon's Washington Semester Program. Read about her decision to take part in the program and keep a look out for more first-hand accounts from Audrey about her experience.