Dartmouth native honored with double All-American designations
Dartmouth native Skylar Barthelmes, a graduate student and track and field athlete at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, was named a Division III All-American in both the shot put and the hammer throw last month, the university announced.
Barthelmes was also honored as The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Women’s Field Athlete of the Year and earned the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District accolade for the second straight year.
Barthelmes broke a 20-year-old school record in shot put with a throw of 14.58 meters at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio on May 27.
The throw was good enough to land Barthelmes a fourth-place finish at the event, tying the school record for the best result in the event.
In the hammer throw, Barthelmes placed sixth with a throw of 52.9 meters, becoming the first-ever athlete from her school to earn an All-American designation in the event.
She is now one of only three women from Worcester Polytechnic to ever win multiple All-American honors in the same championship.
Barthelmes entered Worcester Polytechnic as a grad student where she studied in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department.