As an academic institution, Carleton consistently ranks among the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report. Carleton's class sizes are small, assuring students receive individual attention from faculty, whose first priority is teaching.
Carleton competes in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC), which consists of 13 NCAA Division III private institutions. Competition is strong, with several teams consistently earning regional and national rankings. The Knights are one of these teams, finishing second in the conference each year from 2004 - 2009 and ranking among the top 15 teams in the Central Region each of the past seven seasons.
During the 2010 season, Carleton won the MIAC conference tournament, earning the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
In 2011, the Knights finished second in the MIAC and again ended the year ranked in the top 10 in the region.
For a link to the team's website, visit:
The tennis team keeps a blog of the season (as well as its trip to Europe in August 2011):
Post Season Highlights
* MIAC Tournament Champions - 2010
* MIAC Runner-Up -- 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010
* NCAA Team Tournament -- 2004, 2010
* Advanced to 2nd round of NCAA tournament in 2010
* Ranked #28 in the national ITA rankings -- 2008
* Ranked #31 in the nation in year-end ITA rankings -- 2007
* Team named national ITA All-Academic Team -- 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Carleton won the MIAC Tournament Championship in 2010, earning the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
In the NCAA championships, Carleton won its first match 5-0 over the Milwaukee School of Engineering. The Knights lost in the second round to eventual quarterfinalist Trinity (TX).
* All six Carleton starters were named all-conference in 2009-10
* Team tied school record with 20 wins in 2009-10 season.
* Team has won the ITA All-Academic Team honor every year since the award's inception
Head coach Stephan Zweifel was named the Central Region Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association in 2010. Zweifel was also one of four finalists for the National Coach of the Year in 2010.
Zweifel has been named MIAC Coach of the Year four of the past nine years.