Looking back on 4 decades of Tufts athletics

Don Megerle’s office stands out, to say the least. Tucked into a third-floor suite at 80 George St., Megerle’s office is a sensory overload: aside from the various decorations and string lights, hundreds of photos as well as certificates and honors, cover every inch of the walls both inside and outside the office. Megerle started […]

4 first-place finishes highlight a busy weekend for women’s track and field

At the second annual Branwen Smith-King Invitational hosted at the Gantcher Center last Friday and Saturday, Tufts athletes captured first-place finishes in four events. The Jumbos finished second out of 19 teams on Saturday and third out of 13 teams on Friday. Earlier in the day, the team also sent four runners to Boston University’s […]

Tufts hosts inaugural Branwen Smith-King Invitational

The No. 20 Tufts women’s track and field team wrapped up its weekend with a strong showing in the inaugural Branwen Smith-King Invitational, placing fifth out of the 16 competing schools. The Tufts-hosted event honored Smith-King, a prominent figure in the Tufts athletic department for 35 years who left the university last spring. “She was a great supporter of the […]

Women’s club water polo team forms at Tufts

After several years of waiting, the women’s club water polo team was established at Tufts earlier this semester, when Assistant Athletic Director Branwen Smith-King approved a request to create the team. Junior Captain Taegan Williams had officially proposed the idea to Smith-King last year. Since then, the newly formed team won its four games during a 14-contest tournament at Bowdoin College […]

Tufts ahead of the game with commitment to coaching equality

Ten of the 21 head coaches at Tufts are female. That’s refreshingly a far cry from the national norm, for which only one in five head coaches is female. A look at the head of Tufts Athletics Department, Athletics Director (AD) Bill Gehling, could shed light on why Tufts is ahead of the game. While programs headed by […]