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Seniors Alex Polk and Eric Wittenburg headline a quartet of Carleton College football players that were named All-MIAC Honorable Mention. Joining them in garnering recognition were sophomores Brandt Davis and Chris Madden.
The Carleton College men’s soccer team earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) Team Academic Award after posting a team cumulative GPA of 3.40 for the 2013-14 academic year. This is the 15th consecutive year that the Knights have picked up this award.
For the 14th consecutive year, the Carleton College women’s soccer team earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) Team Academic Award after posting a team cumulative GPA of 3.58 for the 2013-14 academic year. The Knights have earned this honor every year since 2001.
Carleton College is listed at No. 9 in Division III and No. 16 across all divisions in the annual Athletic Recruiting Collegiate Power Rankings released by the National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA).
Ruth Steinke capped her spectacular junior season with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships. That result propelled the Carleton College women’s team to 14th out of the 32 teams competing at the national meet. This was Carleton’s ninth trip to the NCAA Championships since 2004.
Led by Hart Hornor’s top-20 finish, the Carleton College men’s cross country team placed 18th out of 32 squads at the Division III Championships. This was the Knights’ second straight trip to nationals and 22nd overall time competing at the NCAA Championships.
Buoyed by a raucous crowd that got into the Hawaiian Night theme, sophomore Tianen Chen scored a game-high 14 points and senior Shane McSparron added 13 as the Carleton College men’s basketball team kicked off the 2014-15 campaign with a 69-53 triumph over visiting Bethany Lutheran College.
Michele Arima scored a team-high 15 points and Skylar Tsutsui chipped in 14 points, but the Carleton College women’s basketball team dropped its home opener, 58-51, to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
The Carleton College football team finished the year on a high-note, posting a 13-6 victory over Hamline University on Saturday. The game was played in snowy conditions, putting an extra emphasis on defense and special teams. The Knights excelled in both areas, thanks in part to the efforts of senior defensive back Alex Polk and rookie punter Eric Williams. The duo picked up MIAC weekly honors as the conference’s Defensive and Special Teams Players-of-the-Week.
A day’s worth of nervous anticipation ended on Sunday when the Carleton College men’s cross country team was awarded one of 16 at-large bids to next weekend’s NCAA Championships. The Knights are headed to Nationals for the second straight year, the fifth time in the last 11 seasons, and the 22nd time overall.
Senior Skylar Tsutsui and first-year Kayla Frank scored 14 points apiece, but the Carleton College women’s basketball team dropped its season opener, 74-60 at University of Northwestern-St. Paul.
The No. 25-ranked Carleton College men’s cross country continued its push towards a bid to Nationals as the Knights took fourth at the NCAA Central Region Championships on Saturday. Juniors Hart Hornor and Jonah Barry were joined on the All-Region squad by rookie Jerry Cook-Gallardo.
Quarterback Zach Creighton accounted for a pair of first-half touchdowns, and the defense made it stand up as the Carleton College football team closed the 2014 campaign with a 13-6 win in snowy conditions at Hamline University.
The Carleton College women’s cross country team has been ranked first in the region all season long, and the Knights lived up to that billing as they posted the team victory at the NCAA Central Regional Championships. That result guarantees the Knights a return trip to next weekend’s NCAA National Championships.
In sports, it is typical for teammates to encourage one another in competition. It is less common, however, for the same interaction to occur between individuals from opposing schools. But that is just what happened at this year’s MIAC Cross Country Championships.
Carleton College defensive specialist Camille Benson was tabbed as an All-Region Honorable Mention selection by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), it was announced Thursday. She becomes the second Knight selected for all-region recognition since 2007.
For the eighth season in a row, the Carleton College men’s soccer program had at least three players voted by conference coaches to the All-MIAC team. This time around, senior forward Jordy Cammarota and junior midfielder Sam Hayward were named to the all-conference squad for the first time while junior forward Branden McGarrity became the fourth player in program history to earn a trio of All-MIAC first-team selections. Additionally, sophomore defender Riley Phelps was voted All-MIAC Honorable Mention.
Five members of the Carleton College women’s soccer team received recognition as the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) handed out its all-conference awards. That figure is tied for most in the MIAC. Junior goalkeeper Mikayla Coulombe and sophomore midfielder Ava Lewis were named to the All-MIAC First Team while seniors Courtney Jones, Bailey Ulbricht, and Ellie Wilson were tabbed All-MIAC Honorable Mention.
Following her individual title at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Championships, junior Ruth Steinke was tabbed for the MIAC Women's Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Year award. Her coach, Donna Ricks, was also honored for the Knights' success, as Ricks was voted by her peers as the MIAC Women's Cross Country Coach-of-the-Year for the second consecutive year and the seventh time in her career.
It was Senior Day at Laird Stadium and the Carleton College football team recognized the 10 seniors on the roster during a special pre-game ceremony. Unfortunately, the national No. 23-ranked University of St. Thomas squad crashed the party as the Tommies prevailed in a lop-sided affair.