Articles in Athletics

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

Football Wins Dutchman Shoes with 31-28 Win Over Union

Annual rivalry brings trophy back to Rensselaer

Nick Borkowski returned an interception for 75 yards for a touchdown, while Andrew Franks put Rensselaer on top for good with a 25-yard field goal with seven minutes remaining to lead the Engineers to a 31-28 win over Union in the 65th Dutchman Shoes Trophy Game. Rensselaer finished the regular season with a 6-5 overall… Read More

Athletics Teams Support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Women's lacrosse, ice hockey teams participated


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month, breast cancer awareness supporters and advocates find ways to unite as a community and make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Last month, members of the Rensselaer women’s lacrosse and women’s hockey teams joined thousands to participate in the American Cancer Society’s 19th annual… Read More