Paul Righi '82
Paul Righi '82
Sport: Men's Basketball
Honors: 1982 Third-Team All-American

Righi earned an Academic All-American third-team selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in 1982. A dual biology and psychology major at Middlebury, Righi was the first student-athlete in school history to achieve the accolade.

He paced his team in scoring at 18.3 points per game during his senior year of 1981-82, while ranking second with 6.7 rebounds per contest. He also won the school’s Turner Free Throw Shooting Award, knocking down 72.9 percent (54-74) during his final season.

Righi ended his career at Middlebury with 899 points and 454 rebounds, setting the program record for career field-goal percentage at the time of his graduation with a .532 mark.

In the classroom, Righi earned College Scholar (at least a 3.6 GPA with no less than a B-) honors in no less than seven semesters, was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic fraternity and a regional finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.