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Men’s basketball opens season play with two wins

The Carnegie Mellon men’s basketball team commences season play with a not-so-surprising start, coming away with two wins from opening weekend.

Women’s swimming dominates the water at F&M

The Carnegie Mellon men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams traveled to Lancaster, Pa. to compete in the Franklin & Marshall Quad Meet Saturday.

Women’s basketball drops decisions to Capital, Muskingum

The women’s basketball team opened up season play with disappointing results, dropping decisions to the Capital University Crusaders and the Muskingum College Muskies.

Cross country takes 13th at 2008 NCAA championship

Senior Brian Harvey led the Tartans with a ninth-place finish, improving his 12th-place performance last year to conclude his collegiate career with his second All-America honor for cross country.

85 Carnegie Mellon scholar-athletes honors by UAA

The athletic department announced that 85 Carnegie Mellon scholar-athletes were named to the UAA's All-Academic Recognition list for the fall sports teams.

Carnegie Mellon UAA Athletes of the Week

Four Carnegie Mellon varsity athletes received University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week honors last week: seniors Brian Harvey and Jon Scholl and sophomores Anthony Ruzga and Richard Pattison.

Jon Hall receives Academic All-American of the Year from ESPN the Magazine

Five members of the men’s soccer team were honored this week by ESPN The Magazine with the release of its annual CoSIDA All-Academic teams. Junior defender and co-captain Jonathan Hall was named the College Division Academic All-American of the Year, the highest honor awarded by the committee.

ATHLETE PROFILE: Breck Fresen

Senior Breck Fresen has had a perpetual “runner’s high” throughout his career at Carnegie Mellon, excelling on the cross country course in the fall and the racetrack in the spring, as well as in the classroom and with extracurriculars. Fresen concluded his final collegiate cross country season at the NCAA Championship held Saturday with a 145th finish, the third-best finish for the Tartans at this year’s national meet. Although Fresen runs 80 miles a week, The Tartan was able to catch up with him to chat about his experience as a computer science major at Carnegie Mellon and representing the Tartans in athletic competition.

SAAC hosts first annual Tartan Olympics in 2009

The first annual Tartan Olympics, hosted by the Carnegie Mellon Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) the weekend of Jan. 23–25, calls for various student organizations to participate in this multi-contest event to celebrate school spirit through competition. Each organization will choose 10–12 representatives to compete in the Tartan Olympics in an attempt to draw the student body closer together and promote Tartan pride as SAAC hopes to facilitate open communication between student groups and the athletic community.

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