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.


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 […]


Volleyball records first win over Middlebury in NESCAC tournament, falls in semifinals

After a momentous victory against the Middlebury Panthers in the NESCAC quarterfinals, the Tufts volleyball season came to an end in a 3–2 loss to the undefeated Bowdoin Polar Bears. The Jumbos finished the 2018 season fifth in the NESCAC with a 6–4 record in conference and 16–10 overall. Tufts traveled to Brunswick, Maine for the […]


Volleyball enters final stretch with four-set loss to Middlebury

Tufts fell short in a spirited NESCAC battle with Middlebury on Friday, ultimately losing 3–1 despite a mid-match rally. The Jumbos entered the road match third in the conference standings with an 11–7 overall record (5–2 conference), while the host Panthers sat just behind them with an 11–3 overall mark (4–2 conference). Following Middlebury’s loss to Bowdoin on […]


Women’s lacrosse drafts Grace Zinck through Team IMPACT

The Tufts women’s lacrosse team formally welcomed Grace Zinck, a 14 year old from Melrose, Mass., onto their team in an honorary draft ceremony on Sept. 28. Zinck was paired with the team through the non-profit organization Team IMPACT, which connects kids with acute or chronic illnesses with collegiate sports teams. While Tufts has been […]


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