Amherts Women's Golf - A Tradition of Excellence
Amherst College has enjoyed an outstanding national reputation for over 175 years because of its academic tradition and educational standards. Amherst athletic teams have been a strong contributing factor to this "tradition of excellence."
The Amherst College women's golf team has emerged as one of the best programs in the East. Under the former direction of coach Tracy Mehr and 11th-year head coach Michele Morgan, the Lord Jeffs have:
Won a Division II-III National Championship in 1990
Had a Division III National Championship runner-up in 1988
Won 10 Massachusetts State Championships
Won five New England Championships
Had seven All-Americans
Had three Academic All-Americans
Qualified six women for the NCAA Open Championship, the only team in the East to be so recognized
Qualified three players for the NCAA Division II-III National Championship
Had an unprecedented three-time Division III National Champion in 1989, 1990 and 1991
Had and ECAC Championship medalist in 1991
Had an ECAC All-Tournament player in 1996
The Amherst program has been a leader in New England intercollegiate golf for women, and it continues to be consistently ranked among the top Division III schools in the country. It is also unique because it remains a coeducational program with two distinct and separate schedules for the women and men. both teams practice together and compete with and against one another, thus benefitting from the competitive and social interaction. As a result, they emerge from practice ready to successfully compete with the best teams in the East, all divisions included.
the women's golf program offers a challenge and an opportunity to the qualified student-athlete by demanding hard work and a commitment to excellence within a challenging educational environment.
Amherst has a strong commitment to the game of golf. As a result, its golf facilities are among the finest in New England. The golf team has a nine-hole course and an 18-hole track available for play and practice. Practice fields and balls are immediately available on campus. Indoor facilities include a room dedicated exclusively to golf with driving nets, pitch and putt pads, mirrors and extensive video equipment.