No. 1 Bowdoin snaps No. 6 Women’s Basketball twelve-game undefeated streak

Tufts picked up five victories in its six games over winter break as it kicked off its NESCAC season, emerging victorious with sizable margins until falling to No. 1 Bowdoin on Jan. 5. In a competitive Div. III women’s basketball season, the Jumbos fell to be ranked sixth despite only losing one game this season. Tufts closed out its winter […]

Women’s basketball stretches winning run to eight games

Tufts (8–0) continued its unbeaten start to the season, defeating Bridgewater State (2–6) at home on Tuesday and the University of New England (4–6) away on Saturday. Neither were close affairs. On Saturday, Tufts’ strong start to the season stretched to eight straight wins after besting the University of New England on the road , 85–59. The […]

Undefeated women’s basketball bounces past New England College, Williams

The 6–0 women’s basketball team has lived up to its high expectations as it kept its unbeaten streak alive, picking up two wins on the road against Williams (3–3) Saturday and New England College (3–5) Friday, at the Williams Tournament hosted in Williamstown, Mass. Coach Carla Berube, in her 17th year coaching at Tufts, spoke […]

Women’s basketball breaks scoring record in win over Brandeis, starts 4–0

After a 26–5 season in which Tufts advanced to the Elite Eight, the No. 6 team in Div. III had some big expectations this year. First on the list for the Jumbos was a strong start to kick off the 2018–19 campaign, and after four straight blowout victories, things seem to be on track. On Sunday, the Jumbos hosted the Brandeis Judges (1–3), […]

Women’s basketball prepares for season opener

Winter is coming for Tufts sports, and with the change of season comes the opening games of several of Tufts’ most successful sports teams. Sitting high among these is the Tufts women’s basketball team, currently ranked No. 6 in the country. The Jumbos have proven time and time again in recent years why they are one […]

While we were away

While we were away, many of the Jumbos’ seasons stretched into the summer. Here’s what went down: Postseason success for women’s tennis After finishing its regular season with an impressive 11–5 record and respectable performances in the NESCAC and NCAA tournaments, two members of the women’s tennis team progressed to the NCAA Individual Championships in […]

Tufts takes eighth in 2017–18 Learfield Directors’ Cup

After a year of achievement, triumph and at times heartbreak for Tufts athletics, the Jumbos finished eighth in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings for the 2017–18 school year. The Directors’ Cup, which ranks colleges based on their performance in up to 18 sports that must include men’s and women’s basketball and soccer, was won by Williams for […]

Baptista, Dillon reflect on storied careers

The ever-competitive Tufts women’s basketball team will be losing two of its decorated graduating seniors, guard Lauren Dillon and forward Melissa Baptista. Both players have factored greatly into the team’s dominance over the last few years, which included playing in back-to-back NCAA championship games in 2016 and 2017, and both earned First Team All-NESCAC honors this year. Dillon […]

Jumbos’ postseason run ends with 66–48 loss to Polar Bears in Elite Eight

Playing in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament on Saturday night, the Tufts women’s basketball team fell to a familiar foe: Bowdoin. The Jumbos defeated the Polar Bears in the NESCAC tournament semifinals on Feb. 24, with a decisive 60–48 victory. That win was redemption for Tufts, as Bowdoin won 66–53 in the teams’ regular-season matchup on Jan. […]

Jumbos advance to Sweet Sixteen for seventh straight year

No. 8 Tufts (25–4) is through to its seventh consecutive NCAA Div. III tournament Sweet Sixteen appearance after it comprehensively saw off the challenges of Westfield State (19–8) and Ithaca (21–8) at Cousens Gym this weekend. On Saturday, the Jumbos defeated the Ithaca Bombers, 61–39. Tufts’ defense was on display, as Ithaca scored fewer than 40 points […]