Athletics Archive

Traditions. Fitness. Wellness. Competition. Teamwork. For our colleges, the emphasis of sports is on wellness and recreation as part of the whole person. For many, it also includes the challenge and rewards of intercollegiate competition.

Athletics plays a key role in nearly every Annapolis Group college, with most of the programs competing on the NCAA Division III level (though a few, in selected sports, are in Division I). Each institution utilizes athletics in distinctive ways as part of its mission of helping develop the whole student, though the general agreement is that our kind of schools “do college athletics right.”


Westmont Wins GSAC All-Sports Award

Westmont has won the Golden State Athletic Conference All-Sports Award for the first time in two decades. The conference honors the school with the highest average finish in the conference standings in all its sponsored sports.

Originally posted: May 30, 2013

The Dirigible Plums

If a group of Claremont students runs past you, holding onto broomsticks and throwing balls at one another, don’t worry! They’re just members of the Dirigible Plums, the official Quidditich team of The Claremont Colleges.

Originally posted: May 5, 2013

Oglethorpe Men’s Golf Captures Conference Championship

The Oglethorpe men’s golf team captured its 11th conference championship in 16 years Sunday, and its first Southern Athletic Association (SAA) championship, as it outdistanced second-place Berry by a whopping 23 strokes at the SAA Championship at Limestone Springs in Oneonta, Ala.

Originally posted: April 30, 2013

Women’s golf wins third consecutive Centennial Conference title

The Gettysburg College women’s golf team won its third consecutive Centennial Conference title on Sunday, becoming the first school to win three-straight titles since McDaniel won five in a row from 2002 to 2006.

Originally posted: April 29, 2013

Lonnie Hackett ’14 Wins Truman Scholarship

Lonnie Hackett ’14 is one of 62 college juniors from around the country who has won a lonnie-hackett-bowdoinprestigious Truman Scholarship, which is given to promising students pursuing careers in government, public service, education, or the nonprofit sector — jobs that are admirable but often not lucrative.

Originally posted: April 22, 2013

Polo Team Wins National Championship

The Westmont Men’s Polo Team won its first national title, beating Colorado State 19-16 in the U.S. Polo Association National Intercollegiate Championship April 13 at the ERG Arena in Brookshire, Texas.

Originally posted: April 16, 2013

Both CMS Golf Teams Win Second SCIAC Tournament of the Season

Both Claremont-Mudd-Scripps golf teams came away with first place finishes and individual winners at the SCIAC #2 Golf Tournament April 6-7 at La Purisima Golf Course. For more details on each team’s performance, please see stories below.

Originally posted: April 12, 2013

In Defense of 138

It seemed that no sooner had Grinnell College men’s basketball player Jack Taylor swished his final free throw, giving him an NCAA record-breaking 138 points in a Nov. 20 game against Faith Baptist Bible College, than the critics began their barrage against the undersized guard.

Originally posted: April 8, 2013

Carolyn Cabrey ’12 Scores Game-Winning Goal in Historic Win for U.S. Indoor Field Hockey Team

Carolyn Cabrey ’12 scored the game-winning goal for the U.S. women’s national indoor field hockey team in its first-ever win over Argentina last month.

Originally posted: April 5, 2013

Cydni Matsuoka ’14, All-American and Player of the Year

With graceful athleticism, a fierce will to win, and an intellectual understanding of the game that has amazed her coaches and teammates, Cydni Matsuoka led Vassar to its first-ever Liberty League regular season title this year. She was voted the league’s Player of the Year and was the only junior to be named to the 10-player NCAA Division III Coaches’ All-America Team.

Originally posted: April 2, 2013

Baseball Team Completes Series Sweep Of Crosstown Rivals

The Puget Sound baseball team finished off a series sweep of their crosstown rivals from Pacific Lutheran with a 6-3 win on Sunday. The win gave the Loggers their first Northwest Conference series sweep of the Lutes since 2006.

Originally posted: March 26, 2013

Food and Community: Jake Hawkesworth’s Night Truck

In the three years since Jake Hawkesworth first opened his food truck, Hampshire students have flocked to it. The reason isn’t just that Hawkesworth and other members of the Night Truck crew make great sandwiches – there’s a definite social aspect that has turned the truck into something of a Hampshire phenomenon.

Originally posted: March 25, 2013

Westmont Celebrates Its National Champions

Hundreds of faculty, staff, students and alumni welcomed the NAIA National Champion Westmont women’s basketball team as they returned to campus by bus March 20. Warrior supporters, armed with balloons, signs, pom-poms, newspapers, flowers and noise makers, created an arm tunnel as the Warriors, fresh off the college’s first national title in basketball, waded into a sea of adoring fans.

Originally posted: March 21, 2013

Video: Team IMPACT Recruit Makes a Difference for Bowdoin Men’s B-Ball Team

The men’s basketball team is one of many teams at Bowdoin that has worked with the nonprofit Team IMPACT to recruit a young player with life-threatening illnesses. The basketball team’s newest member, Caleb Merrill, a basketball fan, helps motivate the team and gives them inspiration.

Originally posted: March 18, 2013

National Basketball Champs Appear on TV Sports Program

“This is perfection,” WTHR‘s Eric Yutzy said tonight as he introduced three members of the national champion DePauw University women’s basketball team and their coach, Kris Huffman.  The appearance on the Indianapolis NBC affiliate’s SportsJam program came one night after the Tigers finished their 34-0 season with a 69-51 victory over Wisconsin-Whitewater in the NCAA […]

Originally posted: March 17, 2013