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Claire Sheldon
Claire Sheldon
Title: Women's Assistant Coach
College: Harvard 2010
Experience: Second Season

Sheldon is a graduate of the class of 2010 and was four-year member of the women’s golf team. She rejoined the Harvard community as a coaching assistant with the women's golf team for the 2012-13 season after having spent two years teaching and working in Admissions at The Taft School in Watertown, Conn.

In her first season on staff, Harvard won its second straight Ivy League crown and made an NCAA Regional appearance. Three golfers earned All-Ivy League accolades, as Christine Lin earned Rookie of the Year honors after finishing in second place. Courtney Hooton finished in fourth to join Lin on the first team, while Bonnie Hu took eighth for a second team honor. Sheldon helped guide her alma mater to its second best national ranking at No. 65 and establish several new program scoring records.

As a player at Harvard, Sheldon was a key driver behind the ascension of the team to their place as the best in the Northeast -- she helped the women to two of their three Ivy League Championships and still shares the record for the lowest single-round score in program history (4-under 68) as well as individual tournament wins (four). A three-time All-Ivy League selection, Sheldon helped the team win an impressive 21 tournaments during her tenure and was named team captain for her senior year.

As a result of her accomplishments, Sheldon received the Mary G. Paget Prize that is awarded each year the senior student who has contributed the most to women's athletics at Harvard.

A native of Milton, Mass., Sheldon played under current head coach Kevin Rhoads not only during her time on the team, but also prior to both of their arrivals at Harvard.

During the summer of 2012, Sheldon won the Massachusetts Amateur Championship repeating her victory from 2007.