Articles in Athletics

Lee A. McElroy Named Director of Athletics

Will oversee programs involving more than 550 student-athletes and 2,000 students in intramurals


Rensselaer has named Lee A. McElroy Jr. as director of athletics, after serving as an interim director. McElroy is responsible for overseeing 12 men’s and 11 women’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) intercollegiate teams (two Division I and 21 Division III), involving more than 550 student-athletes, as well as the Intramural Sports Program, which engages… Read More

Women’s Hockey Leads ECAC in All-Academic Honorees

Rensselaer leads the 12-school league with 20 student-athletes on the list


The Rensselaer women’s hockey team placed 20 student-athletes on the 2014-15 ECAC Hockey All-Academic team, leading the 12-school league. Rensselaer led the way, followed by Yale University (19) and Harvard University and Quinnipiac University (18 each). Among Rensselaer’s honorees was senior goaltender Kelly O’Brien, who was selected to the Commissioner’s List, which is made up… Read More

Miles Nolan Named Coach of the Year

Second time in three years that head golf coach is recognized


Rensselaer head golf coach Miles Nolan has been named the Liberty League Coach of the Year in men’s golf, the league has announced. It is the second time in the last three years he has been recognized. In 10 tournaments this season, Rensselaer won three times and finished as runner-up four times, including once in… Read More

Golfer Jamie Jackson Named to Academic All-America Team

He is the first member of Rensselaer’s golf team to be selected

Jamie Jackson

Student-athlete Jamie Jackson has been selected to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III At-Large Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). A junior, he is the first member of Rensselaer’s golf team to be selected National Academic All-America. Jackson averaged 75.73 strokes over 19 rounds in 10 tournaments… Read More

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