Fortin, Matthews, Levins Garner WGCA Academic Honors

(L-R): Katharine Fortin, Hope Matthews and Chloe Levins
(L-R): Katharine Fortin, Hope Matthews and Chloe Levins


Middlebury women's golf rising seniors Katharine Fortin (Wellesley, Mass.) and Hope Matthews (Greenwich, Conn.) along with rising sophomore Chloe Levins (Rutland, Vt.) were recognized for their efforts in the classroom by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA). The organization named each student-athlete an All-American Scholar following the conclusion of the 2016-17 year.

The Panthers were among 952 women's collegiate golfers across all three NCAA divisions to earn the prestigious honor. To make the list, a player must maintain a 3.50 cumulative grade point average and play in a minimum of 12 competitive rounds. Fortin maintains a 3.80 grade point average with a dual major in environmental chemistry and chemistry, while Matthews enters her fourth year with a 3.57 GPA in computer science with a minor in geology. Levins had a solid first year in the classroom, possessing a 3.79 GPA majoring in neuroscience.

In late November, Fortin and Matthews were also named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference's (NESCAC) Fall All-Academic Team, as both are two-time All-Academic honorees by the conference.

The 2016-17 season was a successful one on the courses across New England for the program. Middlebury finished in the top five in each tournament it entered, including a win during the season-opening Utica Invitational. The Panthers produced a runner-up effort when they hosted the NESCAC Championship and the George Phinney Jr. Golf Classic in October.