Taylor Wells and the Knights made a steady climb up the national polls this season. Wells was one of four first-year players in the starting line-up this fall for Carleton. (photo by Greg Smith)
Northfield, Minn.--The Carleton College women's golf ended the fall season by moving up two spots to 17th in the final Golf World/National Golf Coaches Association's Division III coaches' poll.
The Knights posted their best fall season in program history and made a steady climb in the poll, moving from unranked to 25 to 19th and now to 17th. The Knights posted a team stroke average of 332.6 in 11 rounds during the fall season and notched five the program's 10 lowest 18-hole scores.
Carleton is one of three ranked teams from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). Gustavus Adolphus College remained sixth in the new poll while conference champion St. Olaf College moved up one spot to eighth. The College of St. Benedict is unranked but is listed as receiving votes.
Carleton returns to competition with its annual spring break trip. The Knights will travel to the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area to face rival St. Olaf.