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The rise of RIT athletics

30 Nov

RIT men's baseball players in unform pile on top of each other in excitement.

There’s a long list of accolades for all 24 RIT varsity sports, including that RIT’s student-athletes earned the highest cumulative GPA in program history with a 3.32. The rise of RIT athletics–and the number of outstanding deaf and hard-of-hearing student-athletes–is a remarkable story but not unexpected given the growth and advancement of RIT. More.

RIT Athletics 2016-2017

15 Sep

Academic year 2016-2017 was incredible for RIT Athletics. Many RIT records were broken, including a 21-year-old record broken by RIT/NTID’s All-American Otto Kingstedt. Check out the video to learn more about RIT’s outstanding year and student-athlete Kingstedt.

RIT women’s hockey to bring in eight newcomers for 2017-18 season

13 Jul

Five women hockey players huddled on ice in white, orange and black uniforms.

RIT women’s hockey is adding eight new members to its team this year, and one of them is RIT/NTID student-athlete Baylee Trani from Huntington Beach, California. Trani, a speedy, 5-foot-2 forward, played the 2016-17 season with the New England Hockey Club. She led the team with nine goals while playing in 28 games. Trani also was a two-year member of the Under-16 California Wave from 2013-15.

“Baylee will be an exciting player to watch,” said RIT Coach Scott McDonald. “She is extremely quick and likes to have the puck on her stick to make plays.” More.

RIT Athletics enjoys banner 2016-17 season

5 Jul

Collage of different RIT athletes with RIT logo and tiger face in center of collage..

With ample successes in the classroom and in the field of play, the RIT Athletics program enjoyed unparalleled success during the 2016-17 season. From Liberty League championships to NCAA berths, to All-American status and Academic All-America plaudits, RIT’s 675 student-athletes have had plenty to celebrate this year. More.

RIT men’s lacrosse has incredible 2017 season

30 May

Three men lacrosse players running on field, one in black and white uniform and other two players in yellow and black uniforms.

The No. 2 RIT men’s lacrosse team (20-3) had an incredible season, but it came to an end, falling 15-7 to No. 1 Salisbury University (22-1) in the 2017 NCAA Division III Championship on May 28. More than 31,500 fans turned out for the chanpionship game held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. More.