Helen Thomas-McLean is an Assistant Sports Editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a first-year who has yet to declare a major. Helen can be reached at Helen.Thomas_McLean@tufts.edu.


Women’s track and field looks toward championship season

The Jumbos hosted the Sunshine Classic last Saturday, taking first place overall in what was the last meet of the regular season. Tufts amassed an impressive 305 points over the course of the day, distancing themselves from runner-up Plymouth State by 181 points. The team didn’t let the rainy conditions interfere with its performance, as […]


Following success against Brandeis, No. 8 women’s tennis falls to Middlebury

The No. 8 Tufts hosted Brandeis at Voute Courts on Thursday, claiming a 6–3 victory before traveling to Vermont to take on Middlebury on Saturday. The Jumbos fell 7–2 to the Panthers, dropping their overall record to 6–6 and their in-conference record to 4–3  with a quarter of their regular season left to play.  Transitioning into NESCAC […]


Men’s track and field impresses at MIT Quad Meet

On Saturday, April 6, Tufts competed against Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and Bates in a quad meet hosted at MIT. The Jumbos amassed an impressive 185 points at the meet, finishing a close second place behind MIT (190.5). The team reached many personal and season bests, setting the stage for future success […]


Softball looks to carry momentum from successful Florida trip into home-opener

The softball team returned from a packed week in Florida, playing 15 games that included a 13-game winning streak before losses in the final two matchups. With their 13–2 record, the Jumbos now are ranked at No. 23 in the nation by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll. Tufts benefited from powerful swings and strong […]


Women’s ski team impresses at nationals

Disclaimer: Annette Key was a former executive video editor at the Daily. Key was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. The Tufts women’s club ski team ended its historic season with an eighth-place finish in the Alpine Ladies division at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championship in […]


Tufts women’s ski team shows out at USCSA National Championship

Disclaimer: Annette Key is a former executive video editor of the Daily. Key was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. For the first time in program history, the Tufts women’s ski team traveled to Jackson Hole, Wyo. to compete in the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championship. The team competed […]


Men’s track and field gears up for success in the New England Div. III Championships

The New England Div. III Championships, the most important event of the indoor season, is finally upon us. Tufts has won the championship the past two consecutive years, and hopes to continue its trajectory at the two-day event hosted at MIT on Friday and Saturday. In preparation for the upcoming championship, a group of Jumbos competed in the Triangle […]


Men’s track and field gears up for scoring meets

On Feb. 8 and 9, the men’s track and field team competed in the two-part David Hemery Valentine Invite at Boston University and the MIT Invitational. Both meets were non-scoring, and were attended by different runners — the MIT Invitational is known for jumps, and the David Hemery Valentine Invite is favored for running events.  […]


Tufts alum Zach Groen blazes trail in NFL

For Tufts alum Zach Groen, serving as the public relations manager for the Philadelphia Eagles is more than a job — it’s a dream come true. Groen is in his fifth year with the franchise serving as a liaison between the media and the team. He graduated from Tufts in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in […]


Fencing prepares to foil opposition’s hopes this year

Entering the 2018–2019 season, the Tufts fencing team is looking to develop a young roster that can contribute to the success of the program for years to come. This team’s roster is younger than last year’s squad, with two juniors and two seniors, compared to four first-years and four sophomores. The team is divided among the […]


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