Archives for January 2017

Slideshow: Men’s Tennis Team Receives 2016 NCAA Championship Rings

NCAA Championship Ring Ceremony Jan. 28, 2017

The Bowdoin men’s tennis team was feted Saturday evening in Daggett Lounge as the nine-member squad received its 2016 NCAA Division III Championship rings at a ceremony in their honor.

The Polar Bears, who defeated Middlebury 5-0 in the title match on May 25 of last year, ended their campaign with a record of 20-3 and became the first Bowdoin men’s team to win an NCAA Championship.

A photo gallery of the event is available here.

The Polar Bears will begin defense of their national title soon, as spring practice begins February 15 with their first matches scheduled for Sunday, March 12, in California.

Polar Bear Scoreboard

Nordic Skiing: The Nordic ski team faced several of the top teams in the country at the UNH Carnival and came away with a 13th overall finish.

Women’s Ice Hockey: The women’s ice hockey team skated a 0-0 tie Saturday afternoon at Wesleyan.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving: The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams closed out the regular season with wins over Colby Saturday afternoon.

Men’s and Women’s Track & Field: The men’s indoor track & field team placed first while the women took third place at Bowdoin Invitational III Saturday at Farley Field House.

Women’s Basketball: The women’s basketball team held Colby to a season-low in points in a decisive 71-30 victory Saturday afternoon at Morrell Gymnasium.

Men’s Basketball: The Colby College men’s basketball team used a second half rally to tip Bowdoin, 87-82, in a NESCAC contest Saturday afternoon.

Men’s Squash: Virginia 9, Bowdoin 0; Brown 8, Bowdoin 1 at Brown this weekend.

Women’s Squash: Virginia 8, Bowdoin 1; Brown 9, Bowdoin 0 during weekend action at Brown.

Scores listed are those available at time of publication.

Alternative Winter Break Trips Focus on Complex Social Issues


Video by Salome Lepez Da Silva Duarte ’19

Bowdoin’s Alternative Winter Break program, launched five years ago, offers students a chance spend a week in January doing intensive, meaningful work.

Each year, the McKeen Center oversees two AWB trips. Both are always planned and led by student volunteers who want to focus deeply on a specific social issue in Maine, such as homelessness or immigrant education.

This year, two trips took place: Reproductive Justice, led by Penelope Lusk ’17 and Harriet Fisher ’17, and Immigrants & Refugees, led by Thanh Tran ’19 and Ellen Pham ’18. Read more.

Lauren McGrath ’07 Designs Her Way into Pages of Architectural Digest

Design duo Suzanne Grua McGrath (left) and daughter Lauren McGrath ’07 (Image: McGrath II)

Lauren McGrath ’07 is one-half of the mother-daughter design duo, McGrath II. In designing the interior of an apartment in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood, they caught the attention of Architectural Digest, which features a slideshow of their work.

Lauren McGrath ’07 is the niece of Peter Grua and Mary O’Connell, both of whom are members of the Class of 1976. Her mother and design partner, Suzanne Grua McGrath, earned five Emmys over her decade-long career as style editor and producer at Martha Stewart Living Television. Together, Lauren and her mother wrote Good Bones, Great Pieces: The Seven Essential Pieces To Carry You Through a Lifetime and are behind the McGrath II design blog.