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Head Coach Michelle Morgan
Morgan led the women's golf team to a third-place finish at the 2002 NCAA Championship Tournament.

Morgan Named Division III National Co-Coach of the Year by the National Golf Coaches Association

May 21, 2003

AMHERST, MA - Already voted the Division III Region I Coach of the Year by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA), Amherst College womenís golf coach Michelle Morgan was named the NGCA Division III Co-National Coach of the Year as well, sharing the honor with Kris Schoonover, head coach at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Morganís team finished the season with a third-place showing at the Northeast Championships and a runner-up finish at the Massachusetts State Championships, and posted Tournament wins at both the Wellesley and Williams College Invitationals in the fall. Under her guidance, the women's golf team qualified for the 2001 and 2002 NCAA Championship Tournaments, placing third as a team in 2002.

Morgan also coached the Amherst women's soccer team to the NCAA Championship game in 2001, earning NSCAA/Adidas New England Coach of the Year honors along the way. In 2002, she was named the recipient of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Women's Committee Award of Excellence, sponsored by the Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS).

In addition to her duties in the athletic department - she also serves as Amherstís senior womenís administrator - Morgan is a professor of physical education and athletics and has previously coached squash, basketball and lacrosse at Amherst. Morgan earned a bachelor's degree from Colorado Women's College in 1974 and a master's in physical education from Smith College in 1976.