Making waves (in the water and in the world). Aditi Madhok PZ has been organizing surf trips for 5C BIPOC students this year in collaboration with Color the Water – a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a space for BIPOC to enjoy surfing in LA County. On campus, Madhok partners with Pitzer Outdoor Adventures (POA) and Pitzer’s Womxn of Color Collective (WCC) to advertise the trips.
Defending their nest, the Sagehens women’s water polo team defeated the Athenas last Wednesday in the only sixth street rivalry match-up for the 2023 regular season. As the 2022 SCIAC and NCAA DIII champions, Pomona-Pitzer is in flight once again to repeat their previous success.
On February 4, 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared the first National Women in Sports Day, making this year its 37th anniversary. However, here in Claremont, it seems like we celebrate all year round. For the first time ever, both the CMS and P-P Athletic directors are women, providing a shining example of the future for gender equality in athletics.
27 Dresses? More like 27 women’s water polo teams in Claremont. This past weekend, CMS and P-P women’s water polo co-hosted teams from all over the country across all divisions. Both the Athenas and the Sagehens had two wins and two losses, a promising sign for their upcoming spring season.
She might be learning new tricks, but she’s always had that dawg in her. Besting college seniors as a senior citizen, javelin thrower, Linda Cohn, broke the world record for her age group at a Pomona-Pitzer track meet. Competing for the first time in her 50s, ‘Javelinda’ spoke on her domination of the sport and finding fun in athletics.
Dom’s the bomb! P-P athletics’ Dominiqic Williams says make the trek for rec and club sports at the 5Cs.
Slam, swish the Athenas can be your fantasy. Let them tell you about ‘Big Team Energy’ and its role in their 75-60 victory over Chapman.
P-P proved if they go down, they go down fighting. Last Wednesday, the Pomona-Pitzer women’s basketball team lost a heartbreaking match to the Chapman Panthers. The final scoreboard read 66-62 in favor of Chapman, but didn’t reflect the incredible comeback PP had made from trailing the entire game, sometimes by as many as 15 points.
Young, old, fun and bold, the Athenas look ready to go back to back as SCIAC champs after hurdling the competition at their first meet of the season. Whether through their veteran leaders or ready and willing newcomers, this year’s CMS team is ready to compete.
All-American runner Natalie Bitetti CM ’24 describes cross country as “a very simple sport.” Well, that might be easy for her to say. After finishing in the top 20 of every race in her debut season, and winning SCIAC athlete of the week after each race she ran in her junior season, all Bitetti knows is winning. The decorated athlete was originally recruited for CMS’s softball team, but after running just one season in high school she made the bold choice to walk onto the cross country team and has been a star ever since.