Several CMS Spring Sports Teams Heading To NCAA Postseason

ncaaThe week of May 6 has been a very busy and successful week for several spring CMS Athletics teams as five teams – softball, men’s golf, women’s golf, women’s tennis and men’s tennis – have all earned bids to play in their respective NCAA Championships, with men’s & women’s track & field qualifiers to come. For more information and to follow the various teams at the NCAA Championships, please see the information on each individual team below.

Softball
On Monday, with the NCAA’s official announcement, the team learned that it had earned the No. 2 seed in the Texas-Tyler Regional of the 2013 NCAA Division III Softball Championship, which takes place May 10-13. The Athenas are scheduled to take on fifth-seeded East Texas Baptist University at 1:30 p.m. (CST) Friday. CMS is 32-11 overall and finished in second during the regular season at 21-7 in SCIAC play. The Athenas then won the SCIAC Postseason Tournament to earn the automatic bid to the Division III Softball Championship. You can watch the Athenas in Texas and follow live stats here.

Men’s Golf
On Monday the NCAA announced that for the second-consecutive season and seventh time overall, the No. 10 men’s golf team is heading to the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championships. CMS earned a ‘Pool C’ selection or at-large berth to the NCAA Championships after finishing second at the SCIAC Championships, April 27-29. The 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championships are scheduled to be played May 14-17, at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, in Destin, Fla. For more information on the Championships, you can visit the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championships page here.

Women’s Golf
After winning the SCIAC Women’s Golf Championships, held April 27-29, by nearly 50 strokes, the CMS women’s golf team has earned a spot in the 21-team NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships, May 14-17 at the Baytowne Golf Club at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla. the NCAA announced Monday. For more information on the Championships, you can visit the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championships page here.

Men’s Tennis
Over the weekend the Stags won the SCIAC Men’s Tennis Championships for the eighth-straight season. CMS defeated Caltech (5-0), Pomona-Pitzer (8-1) and Cal Lutheran (6-3) en route to the conference championship. The NCAA announced Monday that with the No. 1 ranking in Division III and a 26-3 record, CMS has been selected as a regional host for the first three rounds of the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championships, May 10-12. To find out more about the NCAA Regionals including links to watch live and follow live scoring, click here.

Women’s Tennis
Over the weekend, the Athenas won the SCIAC Women’s Tennis Championships for the second year in a row. CMS defeated Caltech (5-0), La Verne (7-2) and Pomona-Pitzer (7-2) en route to the conference championship. The NCAA announced Monday, May 6, that with the No. 2 ranking in Division III and a 28-0 record, CMS has been selected as a regional host for the first three rounds of the 2013 NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championships, May 10-12. To find out more about the NCAA Regionals including links to watch live and follow live scoring, click here.

Track & Field
The NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships are scheduled for May 23-25 in LaCrosse, Wis. Stay tuned to find out which CMS athletes qualify. NCAA qualifiers are announced and finalized on May 18. For more information visit the CMS Athletics website.