Sports in Brief
Two members of the CMU football team, junior defensive back Aaron Lewis and senior offensive guard Bryan LeBude, earned first-team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American honors in a poll released last week. Lewis holds a 3.95 GPA and was named to the first-team All-UAA team for the third straight year after leading the conference in tackles with 115, including 61 solo. Lebude also excelled academically, and started every game at guard for the Tartans, leading the team to the UAA rushing title.
The men’s basketball team took home the championship at the annual Radisson/Carnegie Mellon Tournament over the Thanksgiving holiday. Five Tartans scored in double digits as CMU snuck by Bethany College 87–85 in the finals. Senior Barry Dunn was named tournament MVP for his 16-point, six rebound night. In the tournament opener, the Tartans routed Oberlin College 106–70 behind Dunn’s
18 points and senior forward Nate Maurer’s 17 points.
The men’s and women’s swimming teams each won the Longnecker Invitational this weekend at Grove City College. The men overcame a 10-point first-day deficit to nip Grove City 806.5 to 799.5, while the women rolled to the title, 143.5 points ahead of Washington and Jefferson. First-place finishers for the Tartan men were Tom McConnell in the 1650-freestyle, Brian Hunter in the 100-yard breaststroke, Evan Powell in the 100-yard backstroke and the relay team of David Krzeminski, Michael Bailey, Hunter and Powell in both the 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay. On the women’s side, there were no event winners, but there were seven runner-ups. Both teams are off from competition until January 14 when they travel to Case Western Reserve for a dual meet.
Women’s volleyball star Chrissy Bartek earned All-Region Academic honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America last week. Bartek, a business major, recorded 322 kills and 114 blocks on the season, and was third on the team with 43 service aces. The volleyball team won the ECAC championship for the second straight year.