About the Program
The Knights have enjoyed great success in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, winning five titles, including four times in the last eight seasons. Carleton earned its first MIAC crown in 1991, then added back-to-back titles in 2004 and 2005 before posting runner-up finishes in 2006 and 2007, the closest three-team finish in MIAC history.
The Knights returned to the top spot in 2009 and captured their fifth crown in 2011, when Simone Childs-Walker ’12, Alison Smyth ’12, and Rachel Kelhm ’13 finished 1-2-3. That marked marking only the second time in recorded MIAC history that single program had the first three finishers at the conference meet.
Carleton has earned top-three finishes in 24 of 29 conference meets since joining the MIAC and 11 times in the last 12 seasons. (See more information here.)
Carleton has received the All-Academic Team Award every year since the program began in 1993.
The Knights have been nationally ranked the last six seasons and earned team berths to the NCAA Division III Championships seven times (1981, 1989, 1995, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2011)