Wentworth’s student-athletes have long found success on and off the athletic fields. The average, cumulative grade point average of the more than 300 student-athletes at the university is a 3.0. During the 2017–2018 academic year, the delicate balance of juggling rigorous academics with hours of practice and competition paid off for five seniors who were named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Senior Scholar-Athletes in their respective sports.

With Wentworth competing in 14 sports the CCC offers, these seniors garnered more than one-third of the awards offered.

Women’s soccer player Heather McDougall (Exeter, N.H.), cross country runner Alex Robbins (Mansfield, Mass.), men’s basketball player Sam Knollmeyer (Hampton, N.H.), softball player Rachel Willcutt (Tilton, N.H.), and baseball player Tim Elrick (Plymouth, Mass.) each received the conference’s top scholar-athlete award for their sports.

McDougall and Elrick also each earned All-CCC honors for the first time during their careers, while Robbins earned his fourth straight all-conference nod and qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships. Knollmeyer, meanwhile, repeated as the league’s defensive player of the year.

In addition to being recognized at the conference level, Willcutt and Robbins were named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District Teams in their respective sports.

Tim Elrick


Sam Knollmeyer


Rachel Wilcutt


Heather McDougall


Alex Robbins


— Bill Gorman