The Mavericks stay cool
The semester is over, but CMU-student athletes aren’t taking a break from the action.


The Mavericks stay cool

The semester is over, but CMU-student athletes aren’t taking a break from
the action.

The CMU women’s basketball team remains undefeated on the season. The Mavs traveled to New Mexico last week to beat Western New Mexico University (WNMU) 57-51 and New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) 81-70. The team’s next game is against Fort Lewis College on Dec. 20 in Brownson Arena. The men’s basketball team also picked up two road wins against WNMU and NMHU last weekend. The wins brought the team up to an overall record of 5-3.

The men’s swimming and diving team finished in first place at Dec. 7’s CMU Invitational. The men finished 369.5 points ahead of California Baptist University (CBU). Freshman Jarren Brinton picked up the first win for the Mavericks in the 1,650 freestyle with a school record time. Senior Brett Lowe also brought home a win in the 200-meter breast. Senior Brock Martin completed the sweep of the diving events by winning the three-meter event.

The women’s swimming and diving team trailed CBU by 54 points at the invitational. Freshman Brianna Bearden posted the top individual finish for the women’s team with second place in the 200-meter back. Senior Briana Purkapile finished third in both the 1,650 freestyle and the 200-meter fly. In the women’s 100-meter freestyle, freshmen Marissa Bradley and Eryn Leonard came in third and fourth respectively. The swimming and diving teams host Division I Missouri State on Jan. 7.

The wrestling team was edged out of a win by the University of Northern Colorado bears in late November. The Mavericks are back in action Dec. 19, when they take on Bethany College in Brownson Arena.

The champion Maverick cycling team will compete in Boulder at the U.S. Collegiate Cyclocross National Championships
Jan. 8–12.

The ski team’s season begins Jan. 4 at the Air Force Invitational in Snow Mountain Ranch, Colo. The alpine and nordic teams will compete across the state and in Wyoming through February.

Head Men’s Soccer Coach Josh Pittman tendered his resignation on Dec. 10. Assistant coach Jonny Broadhead has been appointed as the interim coach. Pittman served, the program’s only head coach, led the team to the RMAC Tournament title last season and 29 All-RMAC selections under Pittman.

Head Women’s Soccer Coach Erin Sharpe also resigned on Dec. 10. Jason Clare has been appointed to the interim position. Sharpe posted a 53-55-12 record during her six seasons leading the Mavericks. In 2011, she led the team to a 10-8-4 overall record, a runner-up finish in the RMAC and an NCAA Tournament appearance. •

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