Middlebury

Harrison Bane
Graduation Year: 2009
Previous School: Pingree
Hometown: Marblehead, Mass.
Major: Economics
Describe your initial reaction upon seeing the campus and athletic facilities for the first time.

Middlebury is the quintessential college campus. The view driving up College Road towards the athletic fields and the mountains, is truly breathtaking. For golfers, Ralph Myhre is a special facility. To be able to walk to the first tee from your dorm room in five minutes is extraordinary. Our course is just part of an overall fantastic athletic complex.

What is the one thing that makes Middlebury College a special place for you?

The best part of Middlebury is the people. My teammates, classmates, professors and coaches create a great community and make the Middlebury experience beyond comparison.

What is your best memory as a player at Middlebury College?

In the fall of 2006, our team won the NESCAC Championship, and qualified for the NCAA Division 3 National Championships for the first time in over 35 years. It was a total team effort, as every player had an important role in the victory. Each player had a crucial putt, or a big shot that had to be made, and every time the players came through. It was truly a team victory.

What have you learned from your sport that you will use in your everyday life?

Golf is a metaphor for life. Both are filled with birdies and bogeys. The key to golf, just as in life, is to remain patient, and to always be honest with yourself and with your competitors. It is easy to deal with the birdies of golf and of life. However, it is how one reacts to the bogeys of each that is the measure of a person's character.

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