Jacob Ellen ’20 is a key contributor at the top of the lineup on the Middlebury men’s squash team. A neuroscience major from New York City, Ellen has joined forces with a Middlebury classmate to advocate for a deeply personal cause.
The Middlebury baseball program was one of nearly 300 college and high school programs honored with the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Team Academic Excellence Award for the 2017-18 academic year. Teams from every level of college and high school baseball were recognized with the award, which cites teams coached by ABCA members that posted a grade point average over 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
The Middlebury women's basketball team landed a spot on the 2017-18 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll, marking the second-consecutive season the program has been honored for its classroom work. The Panthers finished the academic year with a team grade point average of 3.619, the 13th-highest GPA in Division III. The program moved up one spot from the 2016-17 season, when it ranked 14th with a 3.549 GPA.
Middlebury College has announced the hiring of Connor Merrill as an assistant men’s basketball coach. The Panton, Vermont native joins the Panther program after spending the last two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Springfield (Mass.).
Middlebury College has announced the hiring of Savannah Morgan as an assistant women’s basketball coach. She joins the Panther program after spending last season as a graduate assistant coach at Regis (Colo.).
The Middlebury track and field teams were recently honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for their work in the classroom. The men posted the nation’s best cumulative grade point average of 3.73 to lead 106 Division III All-Academic Track & Field Teams. The women were tied for second with Saint Vincent out of 185 programs that earned the honor with an identical 3.73 GPA, who must earn a GPA of 3.00 or better.
Led by seven Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athletes, the Middlebury women’s tennis team earned a 2018 ITA All-Academic Team Award for their hard work in the classroom. The team combined to finish the 2017-18 season with a 3.72 cumulative grade point average.
Following a solid year on the courts, 11 members of the NCAA Champion Middlebury College men's tennis team were lauded as Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athletes when the organization announced its academic awards. With a cumulative grade point average of 3.62 for the 2017-18 season, the program also earned a 2018 ITA All-Academic Team Award for their hard work in the classroom.
The Middlebury women's lacrosse team has been selected as a 2018 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad. Additionally, 10 Panthers landed spots on the Division III Academic Honor Roll, tying with Rhodes for the second-highest individual mark behind Vassar’s 11 recipients.
The Middlebury volleyball team continued its run of excellence in the classroom by earning the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award. The Panthers posted a team grade point average of 3.60 in 2017-18, marking the 13th-consecutive year (2006-18) that the program has been recognized for its academic achievements. In total, a record-high 973 collegiate and high school teams were honored for their hard work in the award’s 26th year of existence.
The Middlebury women's golf team received recognition from the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) for its work in the classroom during the 2017-18 season. The Panthers finished seventh among NCAA Division III institutions, as the seven-member team concluded the year with a cumulative grade point average of 3.641.
Middlebury women’s lacrosse coach Kate Livesay '03 capped off a tremendous third season guiding the Panther program, when she was named the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III Pilgrim Region’s Coach of the Year. The laurel marks the second time while at Middlebury that Livesay has earned the regional honor, also being selected following the 2016 season.
Jourdon Delerme-Brown ’20 is a defensive back on the Middlebury football team. The Mount Vernon, New York native is majoring in political science with minors in history and Chinese. He credits his family with instilling in him a drive to help others.
Middlebury women's golfers Katharine Fortin (Wellesley, Mass.) and Hope Matthews (Greenwich, Conn.), who are both recent graduates, along with rising junior Chloe Levins (Rutland, Vt.) were recognized for their efforts in the classroom by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA). The organization named all three Panthers an All-American Scholar following the conclusion of the 2017-18 year, as the trio earned the honor for the second-consecutive year.