The Middlebury College women’s basketball program has consistently been one of the top teams in the NESCAC. The Panthers have appeared in the post-season for 18 of the last 22 seasons with three NCAA Tournament appearances. Middlebury won its second ECAC title in 1996-97, while advancing to the NESCAC Championship game in 2002. A year ago, the Panthers advanced to the NESCAC Championship weekend.
The Panthers have also gained attention for several players whose statistics ranked them nationally among all Division III schools. Middlebury has had a past Division III national champion rebounder, a Division III national scoring leader and a first-team Kodak All-American.
Middlebury’s team carries between 12 and 15 players who appear in 24 games during the regular season. Practice begins November 1 and is held daily, with players expected to attend unless there is an academic conflict. Players are generally on the floor for two hours. Combined with preparation and post-practice activity, the total commitment is about three hours a day.
For the basketball player looking for a challenging academic experience combined with a top basketball program, Middlebury is an excellent choice.