The Middlebury College athletic department was recently the subject of focus in an in-depth article appearing in the April 21st edition of the Burlington Free Press. Correspondent Andy Gardiner reviewed department, its philosophy, facilities and much more.
Lauren Greer (N. Hampton, N.H.) has been awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. The two-sport standout will receive $7,500 from the NCAA for use towards a graduate program. To be eligible for the scholarship, the candidate must have performed with distinction as a member a varsity team at his or her institution.
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2012-13 Winter All-Academic Selections. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.
Due to the impending storm expected to blanket the northeast, several schedule changes have occurred for Middlebury College Athletic events. The men’s and women’s NESCAC basketball games scheduled for Friday, February 8th vs. Trinity have been moved to Sunday, February 10th. The men will play at 5:00 and the women will follow at 7:00. Saturday’s games vs. Amherst have now also been postponed. The men’s game will be made up on Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 p.m., while the women will play on Wednesday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m.
It's been another solid start to the winter season for Middlebury College Athletic teams. The Panthers boast the second-ranked men's basketball team in the country with a record of 8-0 and the fourth-ranked women's hockey team at 5-1-1. Men's hockey is 4-2-2 and ranked 12th nationally, while the squash team are a combined 9-1, both ranked in the top 20.
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2012 Fall All-Academic Selections. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.
The New England Small College Athletic Conference announced its Fall All-Sportsmanship Team for each fall sport sponsored by the conference. The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. The student-athlete selected must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season in order to be eligible for selection.
For half a century, Middlebury College student athletes have helped local resident Butch Varno - who suffers from cerebral palsy - enjoy sporting events and other activities in the community. The tradition began back in 1960, when Roger Ralph, a 1963 Middlebury College graduate, saw Varno's grandmother struggling to push Butch's wheelchair through snow and mud on the way home from a football game and offered to pick them up.
Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz and Director of Athletics Erin Quinn have been officially presented the Directors’ Cup. Asst. Executive Director Of NACDA, Julie Work presented the trophy during halftime of the October 6th football game vs. Amherst, a contest the Panthers won 24-3.
Each year community volunteers make a big impact at local non-profits during the Addison County United Way Days of Caring. On Saturday, September 22nd, over 60 athletes from four Middlebury College athletic teams took time from their busy schedules to volunteer during the 18th annual Days of Caring around Addison County painting, cleaning, and providing maintenance support at local non-profits.
In collaboration with the Women & Gender Studies Program, the Athletics Department will host a panel titled "40 Years of Title IX - Legacy and Outlook" on Monday, September 24th. The event will take place in room 216 at McCardell Bicentennial Hall, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Middlebury College has announced the hiring of Cathy Bersuder as an assistant athletic trainer for the Department of Sports Medicine. The Saline, Michigan native joined the staff in August of ’12.
Middlebury College is proud to announce a partnership with the Northeast Sports Network (NSN) for live video coverage of Panther sporting events. NSN will provide free live streaming of nearly 100 home Middlebury athletic contests in 2012-13.