Women’s Golf Team Honored by WGCA for Classroom Work

Women’s Golf Team Honored by WGCA for Classroom Work

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The Middlebury women's golf team received recognition from the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) for its work in the classroom during the 2018-19 academic season. The Panthers finished fifth among NCAA Division III institutions with a cumulative grade point average of 3.740 among the seven-member team.

In late November, two Panthers were also named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference's (NESCAC) Fall All-Academic Team.

The 2018-19 season was a successful one on the courses across northeast for the program. Middlebury finished in the top-six spots in each tournament it entered, highlighted by a runner-up finish during the season-opening St. Lawrence Invitational. The Panthers produced a third-place effort while hosting the NESCAC Championships in October, as well as during the Williams Spring Classic in early May. Junior Chloe Levins became the second Panther to compete as an individual at the NCAA Championships, joining Flora Weeks '12 who participated in 2012. Levins finished in a tie for 18th place among 131 competitors over the four-day event in Houston, Texas and garnered All-American accolades.

The Women's Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women's collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents over 600 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.