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Bates Track and Field Delivers Stellar Performance at NCAAs

March 20, 2019

On the biggest stage that DIII Track and Field has to offer, Bates Track and Field delivered some of the strongest performances of the meet. Overall, the team placed 13th out of 109 teams. The women were seeded in three different events: Ayden Eickhoff ’19, ranked in the top 10 nationally, in t...

Men’s Tennis Dominates in NESCAC Opener

March 20, 2019

No. 23 nationally ranked Bates College men’s tennis team cruised to an emphatic 9-0 win over Connecticut College on Saturday’s open to NESCAC competition. After a disappointing loss to Brandeis University earlier this month, the Bobcats bounced back to sweep the Camels. Read More »...

Women’s Track & Field Qualifies Five for NCAAs

March 6, 2019

Over the past two weekends, Bates Women’s Track and Field team has competed at two huge year-end meets in pursuit of fast times, long throws, far jumps, and excellent team performances. At the Division III New England Championships held at Bowdoin, the Bates women faced one of the most competitive fields...

Ready, Set, Row!

March 6, 2019

Bates Rowing prepares to supersede success of 2018 Anyone familiar with the second floor of Merril at 4 p.m. on weekdays and the prevailing smell wafting from the erg room will know just how hard the Men’s and Women’s Rowing teams have been preparing for this upcoming season. The Women’s Rowing ...

Fun in the Snow: Bobcats Teach Kids to Ski

March 6, 2019

Winter. A season that brings snow, darkness, and bitter cold. It may not sound like the most pleasant time of year. For some of us it’s just a time of year where we hope for days warmer than 10 degrees. For outdoor enthusiasts, it’s ski season. It is no mystery that Maine is a skiing paradise; Sug...

Women’s Swim Surges to 4th in NESCAC

March 6, 2019

The Women’s Swimming and Diving team thoroughly outdid themselves at the NESCAC Championship on Feb. 14-17, placing fourth with an outstanding finish of 1,021 points. Nine women will go on to compete at the NCAA national tournament in two weeks (Mar. 20-23), tying the program record set in 2016. ...

Student Athlete Profile: Caroline Apathy ’21

March 6, 2019

Caroline Apathy ’21, a sophomore from Devon, PA on Bates’ swim and dive team, has been on campus for a little over a year and a half and has already seen the Division III NCAA stage and squashed program records. During her first season as a Bates swimmer, she earned five All-America honors at t...

Softball and Baseball Teams Head to Florida for the Winter

March 6, 2019

The spring is a weird time to be an athlete here at Bates. The main reason that this is true is that Maine is so cold that we label our semesters “fall” and “winter” rather than “fall” and “spring,” like most schools. Getting a chance to finally get outside on a field is very difficu...

Men’s Squash Looks Toward Nationals

February 13, 2019

The Men's Squash team (9-8) posted a fourth place finish at the NESCAC championships, defeating Amherst 6-3, but falling to two-time defending national champion Trinity 8-1 on Feb. 2. The next day, Bates went up against Middlebury in the third place match, but ultimately fell 5-4. Read More &r...

Learn About Competitive Club Skiing at Bates!

February 13, 2019

Elly Bengtsson ’19, a senior captain of the Competitive Ski Club, answers questions about the team just before their last race of the season. Read More »...

Men’s Track & Field Demolishes Bowdoin, Wins State Meet

February 13, 2019

Last year, the Maine State title was snagged from the Men’s Track and Field team; they fell to Bowdoin by 43 points at their home track in Merrill Gymnasium. Flash forward one year and the tables have turned. On Saturday Feb. 2, in Gorham, Maine at the University of Southern Maine, the men came bac...

Athlete Spotlight: Meghan Graff ‘22

February 13, 2019

Meghan Graff ‘22 has been named Rookie of the Week by the Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches Association for three consecutive weeks. She was also named New England Women’s Basketball Association Rookie of the Week which has not been received by a Bates player since 2015. Currently Graff leads t...

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