2016 Softball News

  • Softball finishes in top-25 for Academic Team Honors from NFCA
    October 12, 2016
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team recorded a 3.501 grade point average in the 2015-16 academic year and earned recognition from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) as a Division III All-Academic Team.
  • End of the Year Awards for CMS
    July 01, 2016
    It has been another outstanding year for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics. On the largest scale, CMS broke into the top-10 in the Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup. During the 2015-16 year, many of the CMS student athletes were honored for their athletic and academic achievements.
  • SCIAC honors All-Academic Team for 2015-16
    July 01, 2016
    Claremont-Mudd-Scripps was represented by 201 student-athletes on the 2015-16 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) All-Academic Team. The SCIAC recognizes student-athletes who have achieved at least a cumulative 3.4 grade point average and completed one full year at their institution.
  • Scholar Athletes honored by CMS
    July 15, 2016
    Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics would like to congratulate the 17 recent graduates who have been added to the CMS Wall of Fame and the 129 student-athletes who have made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the 2015-16 academic year.
  • CMS Athletics Top-10 moments of 2015-16
    July 07, 2016
    A look back at a memorable 2015-16 school year for the Stags and Athenas of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athletics. What do you think is on the top-10? Find out here.
  • CMS Athletics 2015-16 Highlight Video
    June 10, 2016
    CMS won 11 SCIAC championships, had 13 teams participate in the NCAA Championships, finished tied for 10th in the Directors' Cup Standings and tallied four national championships (3 individual and 1 team). Take a look back at the 2015-16 year in this highlight video.
  • Gurr earns NFCA All-American honors
    May 25, 2016
    Sophomore pitcher Anna Gurr (CMC) earned All-American Third Team honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) at the banquet in Salem, Va. on the evening of May 25. Gurr is the third athlete from the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball program to receive this award.
  • Gurr and Robinson selected to NFCA All-West Region teams
    May 18, 2016
    The Athenas were led in part by stellar seasons from sophomore pitcher Anna Gurr (CMC) and senior outfielder Tara Robinson (CMC) and for their efforts, they were selected to the recently announced National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region teams.
  • Athenas lose a heart breaker after battling in NCAA Tournament
    May 15, 2016
    “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” perfectly described the day of softball for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Sunday. The Athenas won the first game against the previously unbeaten Linfield Wildcats 3-0. This win forced the “if necessary” championship game against Linfield again in the NCAA Spokane Regional. In a dramatic and emotional back-and-forth game, CMS ultimately fell in a 6-5 heartbreaker in eight innings.
  • Evading elimination; Athenas win two and advance to NCAA Regional final
    May 14, 2016
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team stayed alive through two elimination games on Saturday in the NCAA tournament beating Whitworth 3-0 and then George Fox 3-1 in a rematch of yesterday’s game. Sophomore Anna Gurr (CMC) earned both wins as the team recorded its 19th shutout of the season.
  • Spokane Regional: Claremont-M-S Day 2 Press Conference
    May 15, 2016
    Claremont-Mudd-Scripps head coach Betsy Hipple, pitcher Anna Gurr and infielder Katie Savard discuss the Athenas' 3-0 win over Whitworth University and 3-1 win over George Fox University on Saturday in the NCAA Division III Softball Championship Spokane Regional.
  • Late rally not enough for CMS vs. George Fox in NCAA Regional
    May 13, 2016
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team came up short, losing 5-2 to George Fox in the first game of the Spokane Regional in the NCAA Tournament. This marks George Fox’s first ever NCAA appearance and win. With the loss, the Athenas are sent to the bottom half of the bracket to face the host school, Whitworth, in an elimination game tomorrow, May 14 at 1:30 p.m. In the double-elimination tournament, CMS can still vie for a regional championship in the days to come.
  • Softball NCAA Regional preview
    May 11, 2016
    After winning the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s (SCIAC) Postseason Tournament, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team earned an automatic qualification to the NCAA Tournament. The Athenas were sent, along with Linfield and George Fox to Spokane, Wash. for a four-team regional hosted by Whitworth. Consistent with the NCAA’s regional rankings, CMS earned the No. 1 seed followed by No. 2 Whitworth, No. 3 Linfield, and No. 4 George Fox.
  • CMS and SCIAC Athlete of the Week: Carley Roberts – Softball (5/2 - 5/8/16)
    May 09, 2016
    The senior catcher from Yorba Linda, Carlene Roberts, hit three home runs in the first day of the SCIAC Postseason Tournament and finished the weekend hitting .667, slugging an outrageous 2.167 and recording a team-leading six RBI.
  • Softball sent to Whitworth in Spokane, Wash. to face George Fox in NCAA Regional
    May 09, 2016
    In the NCAA Selection Show on Monday morning, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team learned they are headed to Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. to face George Fox University in the NCAA Regional. The NCAA released the field of 62 teams that were divided into 14 four-team regionals and two three-team regionals.
  • Athenas win program’s fourth SCIAC Tournament Championship
    May 07, 2016
    After two convincing wins yesterday, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team was primed for a rematch with the University of La Verne for the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Tournament title. In front of a large crowd and in championship atmosphere, the Athenas delivered and won the program’s fourth tournament championship in five years with the 4-2 victory over the Leopards.
  • Roberts goes deep three times as Athenas advance to tournament championship game
    May 06, 2016
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team won both games in the first day of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Tournament in decisive fashion beating Redlands 9-1 and La Verne 10-1 (both in five innings). Staying in the top half of the bracket, CMS advances to the championship game tomorrow, May 7 at 1:30 p.m. Senior Carlene Roberts (CMC) had the best day of her career with three home runs and five RBI over both games.
  • Softball SCIAC Tournament Preview
    May 04, 2016
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team earned the No. 2 seed going into the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Tournament with a 24-4 record during regular season play. The University of La Verne posted a 25-3 record for the No. 1 seed and hosting privileges at the Campus West Softball Field. The final two teams to round out the tournament are No. 3 seed Redlands (16-12) and No. 4 seed Whittier (12-16).
  • Seven Athenas earn All-SCIAC honors
    May 04, 2016
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team had seven athletes earning all-conference honors from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), highlighted by sophomore Anna Gurr (CMC) tabbed as Pitcher of the Year, as announced on May 3. Senior Tara Robinson (CMC) and sophomore Briana Halle (CMC) represented CMS on the First Team and seniors Molly Rubidoux (CMC) and Katie Savard (CMC), sophomore Carly Roleder, and freshman Abigail Metsch (SCR) were voted onto the Second Team.
  • Stand Strong; As important as ground balls and fly balls for the Athenas
    May 03, 2016
    Whether at an office or an elementary school, Mondays are often the worst attended day of the week. So when Mondays all of a sudden became the best-attended day of the week for girls between third and sixth grades in a mentoring program at Mountain View Elementary School in Claremont, something extraordinary was happening.
  • Big innings for final regular season games and sweep of Oxy on Senior Day
    April 30, 2016
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team swept Occidental in the final double header of the regular season on a blustery Saturday afternoon. Before the game, head coach Betsy Hipple honored the six graduating seniors: Shannon O’Neill (CMC), Carlene Roberts (CMC), Tara Robinson (CMC), Molly Rubidoux (CMC), Katie Savard (CMC) and Janelle Shiozaki (CMC). During their careers, the seniors have overall record of 123-50-1 so far.
  • Split with Chapman sends Athenas into second place in SCIAC
    April 29, 2016
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team split with Chapman University in two drastically different games on Friday afternoon. After winning the first game 3-0, CMS dropped game two 8-0 in just six innings.
  • More shutouts for Athenas in sweep of Whittier
    April 23, 2016
    In the second to last weekend of regular season play, the No. 7 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team swept defending SCIAC champions, Whittier, 3-0 and 9-0 (5 innings). These are the 13th and 14th shutouts of the year for the Athenas as they maintain first place in conference.
  • Postgame Interview: Coach Hipple (SB vs. Whittier - 4/23/16)
    April 23, 2016
    The CMS softball team swept its home doubleheader against Whittier with two shutouts. Coach Hipple talks about the wins and previews the Athenas' key SCIAC game at La Verne on April 24.
  • Highlights: Softball doubleheader vs. Cal Lutheran (4/15/16)
    April 21, 2016
    The CMS softball team swept a doubleheader against Cal Lutheran, winning by a combined score of 18-1.
  • Sweet sweep of Sagehens
    April 16, 2016
    The No. 7 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball team completed the season sweep of Sixth Street rivals, Pomona-Pitzer, with the 5-0 and 3-0 shutouts on Saturday afternoon. This is the first time since the 2010 season that CMS has swept PP 4-0 in the regular season.
  • Pitching prowess leads Athenas to clean sweep of Cal Lu
    April 15, 2016
    In all four games against Cal Lutheran this season, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps invoked the eight-run rule as each ended before seven innings were completed. Today, on the hot Friday afternoon, the Athenas beat the Regals 10-1 (5 inn.) and 8-0 (5 inn.) to remain at the top of the conference standings with a 17-2 SCIAC record.
  • Third-straight shutout as CMS sweeps Oxy
    April 02, 2016
    The CMS softball team earned a pair of shutout wins on April 2 over Occidental and CMS now has three-straight shutout wins overall.
  • Hipple hits 300 wins at CMS; Athenas break into top-10 in NFCA poll
    March 30, 2016
    In her 11th season at the helm of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps softball, head coach Betsy Hipple earned her 300th win at CMS with the 4-2 victory over Redlands on Saturday. With the sweep of the Bulldogs, Hipple’s record at CMS now stands 301-145-1.
  • Shutout caps road sweep of Redlands
    March 25, 2016
    Molly Rubidoux and the Athenas shut out Redlands 1-0 on the road on March 25 to cap the team's doubleheader sweep.
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