Laura Monty Named All-American Scholar

Contact: Justin Long


CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Recent Amherst College graduate Laura Monty ’12 has been named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team, a prestigious honor with some of the most stringent criteria in all of collegiate athletics.

Monty was one of only five NESCAC golfers to land a spot on the All-American Scholar Team for Division III, as she graduated with a GPA above the award’s minimum requirement of 3.50.

While majoring in economics at Amherst, Monty was consistently one of the top performers on the women’s golf team. As a first-year she finished with one of the Lord Jeffs’ two lowest scores in five tournaments, including at the NCAA Championships.

As a senior captain during the 2011-12 season, Monty helped Amherst finish in the top-three in all seven of the team’s events. After posting the team’s best score at NYU and the second best at Williams in the fall, she played a pivotal role as the Jeffs won their first two tournaments of the spring. Notably, Monty won the individual title at the Jack Leaman Championship by shooting a 75-79-154.

Monty leaves big shoes to fill, but her younger sister, Liz ’13, will look to lead the Lord Jeffs during the 2012-13 season along with fellow senior Irene Hickey ’13.

The National Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. Today, the NGCA represents nearly 500 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.