Matt St. Amour '17
Matt St. Amour '17
Sport: Men's Basketball
Honors: 2017 Third-Team All-American


St. Amour was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American third team by the organization. He was an economics major at Middlebury, boasting a 3.45 grade point average.

In early March of 2017, St. Amour became the second Panther men's player to be named one of the 10 finalists for the Jostens Trophy, given to an outstanding NCAA Division III men's and women's basketball player who excels on the court, in the classroom and in the community. 

St. Amour led the conference in scoring and was tied for 25th in Division III during the 2016-17 season with 21.8 points per game, good for third in the Panther single-season records. He also paced the league and ranked second in the country in three-point field goals (118) and three-pointers per game (3.81). He tied for the team lead and ranked tied for second with 1.8 steals per game, while his .408 shooting percentage from three-point range (118-289) paced the Panthers and was sixth among his league peers. St. Amour's 222 field goals in the winter of 2016-17 paced the NESCAC and ranked ninth in the nation.

His 118 three-pointers are the most in Middlebury single-season history at the time of his graduation, while his 222 field goals are second. St. Amour's 676 points in 2016-17 were a single-season program record at the time of his graduation and are fifth in Division III, becoming the first player to eclipse the 500-point plateau twice after scoring 566 during his junior year. His 60 steals ranked second in the single-season laurels.

The four-year starting guard ascended through Middlebury's career scoring ranks in the 2016-17 campaign. He climbed 14 spots on the list, ending it in third with 1,700 points. The 2016-17 NESCAC Player of the Year and a two-time First-Team All-NESCAC selection, St. Amour concluded his time among the program career leaders in three-point field goals made (252-1st), free throw percentage (.806, 2nd), free throws made (386, 4th) and steals (146, 6th).

He and his teammates won the program's second-straight NESCAC Championship in 2016-17 and finished the season with a 27-4 record. The Panthers hosted both an NCAA Regional and NCAA Sectional, falling in the NCAA quarterfinals.