Kendall Hollimon (CMC) and Maia Presti (SC) are heading to the 2018 Swimming and Diving National Championships after strong showings at the Regional Diving Prelims on Friday. Hollimon and Presti will represent CMS later this month at the National Championship Meet in Indianopolis, Ind. From Mar. 21-24.
On Wednesday evening the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) released the invited field for the NCAA Division III men's and women's swimming National Championships. Among the swimmers invited are 10 Athenas and two Stags. Henry Limm (HMC) and Sam Willett (CMC) will carry the torch for the men's program as the lone representatives, while on the women's side 10 swimmers will be in the pool from Mar. 21-24 at the Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.
Three Claremont-Mudd-Scripps divers will look to punch their ticket to the NCAA National Championships this weekend. Kendal Hollimon (CMC), Maia Presti (SC), and Nia-Renee Cooper (SC) will be in action this weekend starting at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at the Palo Alto College Aquatics Center in San Antonio, Texas for the NCAA Region 2 Diving Prelims hosted by Trinity (TX) College.
The Athenas wrapped up the SCIAC Championships on Saturday night, finishing in second-place with 1,015 points. During the four-day Championship, the Athenas earned five First Team and a total of 18 All-SCIAC honors. Freshman Mia Syme (CMC) led the Athenas on the week with a pair of individual First Team accolades in the 500 Free and the 1650 Free. Her time of 4:57.37 in the 500 Free set a new SCIAC record in the event and was the first ever sub-five minute time in CMS history.
Over the next four days the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) will hold the men’s and women’s swimming and diving 2017-18 conference championships at the Brenda Villa Aquatic Center in Commerce, Calif. The Stags and Athenas will go toe-to-toe with the rest of the SCIAC. Both the men’s and women’s championships look to be tight contests, with the Stags and Athenas facing stiff challenges from the other eight SCIAC schools, but in particular from the Sagehens from the other side of Sixth Street.
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In their final dual of the regular season the No. 16 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s swimming and diving team defeated the Chapman Panthers 196-103 to end the year with a 7-1 record against SCIAC teams. The Athenas won a total of 12 events on the day. It was a team effort for CMS on Saturday morning. Allie Umemoto (SC) was the lone Athena to win multiple individual events, claiming the 200 Free and 100 Free.
Sophomore Claire Bacon-Brenes (SC) broke the Axelrood Pool records in both the 100 and 200 Breaststroke on Saturday afternoon in a dual against Division I Loyola Marymount University. The Athenas handled the visiting Lions 189-73 with CMS winning 12 of the 14 events contested on the day.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's swimming and diving team picked up a pair of victories over the Occidental Tigers and Caltech Beavers on Saturday morning in Axelrood Pool. The Athenas topped the Tigers 227-66 and defeated the Beavers 229-44 in an impressive day for CMS swimming and diving. The Athenas won 15 of the 16 events contested on Saturday, including the first 11 to cruise to a dominating effort across the board.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - The No. 17 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's swimming and diving team handled the Cal Lutheran Regals 178-65 on Saturday morning for their second-straight dual victory. Emma Stacy (SC) claimed victories in the 200 IM and 100 Free to highlight the effort for the Athenas on the day. Mia Syme (CMC) also turned in a personal best, 10:37.20, in the 1000 Free to improve her already ninth-best time in CMS women’s swimming history. Syme finished over 30 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher and was a full lap in front of the field when she finished.
Senior Lauren Rosenberger (CMC) won the 200 Fly and 400 IM as the No. 17 Athenas defeated the Whitman Blues 200-61 on Wednesday afternoon. Despite the Athenas winning all 14 women's events in the meet, Rosenberger was the only swimmer to win multiple individual events on the afternoon. The other 10 individual events were won by 10 different Athenas, showing the balance of their roster.
On Friday afternoon the No. 17 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's swimming and diving team took the pool against Division II No. 14 Cal Baptist for their first competition in over a month. The Lancers topped the Athenas 142-98 in the distance dual, but the Athenas featured strong performances in a number of events on the day. CMS won four events, highlighted by a sweep of the 100 Free. Natalia Orbach-Mandel (HMC) won the race with a time of 54.60 and four Athenas joined her to round out the top-five. Orbach-Mandel (24.67) also won the 50 Free, touching ahead of teammate Laura Dickinson (CMC). Dickinson (25.55) finished second and earned four valuable points for the Athenas.
This weekend the No. 15 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas made the short walk across the street and took on the No. 19 Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens in a two-day meet in Haldeman Pool. The Athenas started off the meet with a strong Friday and held a 61-49 lead through six events, but the Sagehens got the better of the Athenas on Saturday and Pomona-Pitzer won the dual 192-161.
On Saturday, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas defeated the Redlands Bulldogs by a 201-39 final score. The Athenas won 12 of the 13 events in the dual. Julia Hagenbaumer was the only Bulldog to win a women’s event, claiming the 200 Breast with a time of 2:31.87. Jocelyn Crawford (CMC) time in the 50 Free gave her an NCAA B-cut. Crawford’s time of 23.40 won her the 50 Free by .86 seconds.
The No. 16 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s swimming and diving team hosted the Whittier Poets and La Verne Leopards on Saturday morning in Axelrood Pool. The Athenas swept their SCIAC foes in dominating fashion, winning both matches by at least 100 points. The Athenas claimed the top spot in 13 of the 16 women’s events while defeating La Verne 236-49 and toping Whittier 203-96.
On Saturday afternoon the Clarmemont-Mudd-Scripps swimming and diving teams opened the 2017-18 season with a trip to UC San Diego to take on the Division II Tritons. The No. 14 Stags dropped a close 148-135 match against the No. 7 team in Division II, while the No. 16 Athenas fell by a 175-114 final against the No. 10 (DII) Tritons.
This Saturday marks the start of the 2017-18 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women’s swimming and diving season. The Athenas, who were recently picked No. 16 in the CSCAA NCAA Division III Preseason Poll, start off the season with a dual at UC San Diego. The Athenas will travel to the Tritons tomorrow afternoon for their opening season meet at 12:00 p.m.
During the 2016-17 academic year, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps athletic department won 14 hard-fought regular season championships in the Southern Californian Intercollegiate and its athletes were honored with many outstanding awards.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is joining NCAA Division III programs nationwide to celebrate the impact of athletics and student-athletes on college campuses. From April 3-9, CMS will be sharing videos that document just a few of the hundreds of stories about why our student-athletes play DIII.
After the completion of winter sports, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sits at 16th nationally in the Division III Learfield Directors' Cup, as released on March 30. All four winter teams placed in the top-25 in NCAA postseason competition. CMS is additionally the highest ranked program from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swimming and diving teams wrapped up the 2017 National Championships with the Athenas in 21st and the Stags finishing 14th. CMS was the highest-finishing program from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference at the meet.
Clutch performances on the third day of the Division III NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships earned points for both the men's and women's teams for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The Athenas are in 19th place at 36 points while the Stags sit in 14th with 57 points.
Swimmers in two events qualified from the morning session to compete in the finals on the second day of the NCAA Championships for men's and women's swimming and diving. Senior Matthew Williams (CMC) placed third in the 100-yard butterfly (47.80) with a new CMS record. Then, the women's 400-yard medley relay of freshmen Jocelyn Crawford (CMC) and Claire Bacon-Brenes (SC) with seniors Stephanie Doi (CMC) and Kelly Ngo (CMC) bested their time from the SCIAC Championships and placed 11th at 3:47.47 to close out the evening.
After qualifying for the finals with a 1:44.34, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's 200-yard medley relay team placed 11th with a time of 1:43.92 in the NCAA National Championships. With the win, the Athenas earned 12 points toward the team total. CMS swam in two relays and five individual events on Wednesday.
The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swimming and diving program heads into the NCAA Championships as one of only three teams in the nation with individual, relay and diving qualifiers for both men and women. Five stags and six Athenas will make the trip to Shenandoah, Texas for the meet held March 15-18.