Articles in Athletics

Baseball Team Captures Liberty League Title

Engineers compete in NCAA Tournament for 18th time


The Rensselaer baseball team recorded 27 hits in two games to win the 2015 Liberty League Championship over Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) May 10 at Robison Field. With victories of 13-9 and 10-5, the Engineers (26-15) have now won two league titles in the last three years. For the 18th time in school history,… Read More

Andrew Franks Signed by Miami Dolphins

Senior kicker is one of the most celebrated student-athletes in school history


Senior kicker Andrew Franks has agreed to a free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He has joined the Dolphins and will participate in the team’s rookie camp as well as other organized team activities this summer. “I got to work out one-on-one with Miami, with their special teams… Read More

Three Student-Athletes Qualified for NCAA Championships

Track & Field, Women's Swimming & Diving represented

Danielle Sauve

March Madness does not only pertain to college basketball—it also proved true for three Rensselaer student-athletes who represented the Institute in their respective sports on the highest level. Junior Tyler Yeastedt qualified for and competed in the NCAA Men’s Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship on March 13, while freshmen Danielle Sauve and Shanny… Read More

Spotlight Athlete: A.J. Schick

Varsity swimmer is also active member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers student chapter


As they say, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!” Senior varsity swimmer A.J. Schick may just have his father to thank not only for raising him to be a sound young man, but also for introducing him to what has become one of the best organizations he can be a part of as… Read More

John Carter ’86 Added to Hockey Ring of Honor

Member of 1985 NCAA Championship team honored

John Carter

Former student-athlete John Carter ’86 has been chosen to be the eighth inductee into the prestigious Hockey Ring of Honor. A two-time national All-American and the second leading point producer in school history, Carter, a forward who wore number 15, was recognized February 14 prior to the Engineers’ Big Red Freakout game against Yale University…. Read More

Big Red Freakout Ice House Feb. 14

Celebrating the 1994-95 ECAC Champions and the 1984-85 National Champions


The campus community is invited to join Rensselaer hockey fans at the Heffner Alumni House on Saturday, Feb. 14, for a popular men’s ice hockey tradition—the Big Red Freakout Ice House. Ice House begins at 4:30 p.m., as fans gather for a pre-game buffet dinner and pep rally, a visit from Puckman and the RPI… Read More

Jim Knowlton To Step Down as Director of Athletics

Jim Knowlton

President Shirley Ann Jackson has announced the resignation of Athletics Director Jim Knowlton from the post he has held since March 2008 in order to accept the position of athletic director at the United States Air Force Academy, effective March 1. In nearly seven years at Rensselaer, Knowlton has worked closely with President Jackson and… Read More

Lee A. McElroy Jr. Appointed Interim Director of Athletics

Seasoned administrator has three decades of athletics administration experience


Rensselaer has named Lee A. McElroy Jr. as interim director of athletics. The appointment is effective March 1. In this capacity, McElroy will assume responsibility for overseeing the Institute’s 12 men’s and 11 women’s NCAA intercollegiate teams (21 Division III, 2 Division I), involving more than 550 student-athletes, as well as intramurals. “Working closely with… Read More

Student-Athletes’ Academic Success Rate at 99 Percent

Above national average

Students at Rensselaer exhibit hard work, determination, dedication, and commitment to meet every challenge head-on. With support, guidance, and co-curricular activities, Rensselaer students connect to a network of faculty, staff, and other students, ensuring that they are part of a strong community of learners. As students strive to become the leaders of tomorrow, the Rensselaer… Read More

Athletics Joins National Grid Foundation for “Shoot for the Stars”

Area schoolchildren rewarded for academic performance, attendance, and community service


Rensselaer Athletics and the National Grid Foundation invited local children from Troy’s School 16 and the YMCA to participate in “Shoot for the Stars,” a program designed to motivate students to improve their academic performance and attendance and to serve their community. “Shoot for the Stars” rewards students and a guest with tickets to select… Read More