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CC Cutthroat Rugby Heads to Nationals

Congratulations to the CC Cutthroat Rugby team, who beat Western State 19-0 on April 13th at their regional competition!

This win qualifies the team to play in the National Small College Rugby Organization’s playoffs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 27-28th. This will be the fourth time that the team has gone to nationals. Go Tigers!

CC Climbing Team Heads to Nationals

Congratulations to CC’s climbing team, who finished third at the regional championships in Denver! Claire Bresnan ’19 and Rin Gentry ’19 were named regional champions in their respective categories.

The team is in its second year, and Katherine Hade ’22, William Abbey ’22, and Emily Barge ’21 double as the coaches, with Zach Levy ’21 serving as captain. The team trains at three different climbing gyms three times a week, designing their workouts to simulate a competition environment.

The CC team is heading to Nationals in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on April 26th. With only a quarter the number of team members compared to their rivals at the University of Colorado-Boulder and Colorado State University, the team has proven their remarkable strength, talent, and endurance. Good luck this weekend! Read the full story here.

Women’s Lacrosse Championships This Weekend

Good luck to the women’s lacrosse team, which is preparing for the SCAC championships this weekend. The 21st-ranked Tigers have had an outstanding season, with 15 victories and one loss. Their most recent game was a 15-13 win against Albright College on April 19th. Congratulations to Eva King ’19, whose first goal of the game was her 100th career goal!

Semifinal games are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Saturday, April 27, on Washburn Field, with the championship game on Sunday, April 28, at noon.

Go Tigers!

Professor Taber Featured on CPR

Congratulations to Professor Mike Taber (Education) who was featured in Colorado Public Radio’s (CPR) April 10 piece, “What Does It Take to Get a Teacher Interested in Rural Schools? A Field Trip.” The story explored a “rural immersion” program co-founded by Professor Taber and Robert Mitchell, assistant professor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. The program aims to get college students interested in education in rural districts experiencing teaching shortages. Twenty students, most of whom attend CC or UCCS, visited schools in the Kim, Pritchett, Walsh, Springfield, Campo, and Vilas rural Colorado school districts.

Read the full article here.

Luso-Brazilian Club Hosts Carnaval

On April 12th, the Spanish and Portuguese Department and the Luso-Brazilian Club sponsored a Brazilian Carnaval. Students enjoyed Afro-Brazilian percussion and samba workshops and Brazilian food made by the Luso-Brazilian Club members.

Learn more about the Spanish and Portuguese Department here.