2019 CMS Annual Report

A THLETES CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDERS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Catherine Allen (SC ’20) and Caroline Cox (CMC ’21) captured the 2019 NCAA Division III Women’s Doubles National Championship, defeating teammates Nicole Tan (CMC ’20) and Sarah Bahsoun (CMC ’22) in three sets (6-7, 6-1, 6-3) in an all-CMS national championship match on May 26 in Kalamazoo, Mich. Tan and Bahsoun came into the tournament as an alternate doubles team before making a run all the way to the finals. 2 ND IN THE NATION The Athena and Stag tennis teams both competed in their respective national championship matches in 2019 and finished as the National Runner-Up, capping off stellar seasons once again for both teams. 4 TH IN THE NATION The Athenas placed fourth at the NCAA Division III Golf Championships a year after winning the national championship. 8 TH IN THE NATION The Stags placed eighth at the NCAA Division III Golf Championships in May. INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE Several Athenas and Stags were among the top-10 in the nation in individual competition at their respective NCAA Division III Championships. In addition to the women’s tennis all-CMS doubles national championship match (see “National Champions” section), Stag diver Kendall Hollimon (CMC ’20) placed third in the 3-meter dive while teammate Marco Conati (HMC ’21) placed fourth in the 100-yard butterfly. In track & field, Athena pole vaulter Jacque Desmond (SC ’20) placed fourth, while Stag Evan Hassman (HMC ’21) placed 8th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Amy Xue (HMC ‘21) tied for fourth individually in women’s golf. Athena tennis player Catherine Allen (SC ’19) was a semifinalist in singles play while Stag tennis player Nikolai Parodi (CMC ’20) finished as a quarterfinalist in singles. Athena swimmer Augusta Lewis (CMC ’22) placed 10th in the 400-yard individual medley. From L to R: Sarah Bahsoun, Nicole Tan, Caroline Cox and Catherine Allen after facing each other in the NCAA Doubles Finals 7