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Incoming Charger: ‘Everyone Was So Nice and Welcoming’

Cloe Wight ’28 is charged up to be a member of the University’s women’s golf team, and she’s looking forward to learning the skills that, she believes, will power her passion to launch her own golf training business one day.

March 13, 2024

By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications

Cloe Wight ’28 is excited to be a Charger.
Cloe Wight ’28 is excited to be a Charger.

Cloe Wight ’28 has been a member of her high school’s varsity golf team for the last four years. She now has her eye on the next round in her career as a student athlete: becoming a Charger.

Wight is excited to officially join Charger Nation this fall as a member of the University’s Class of 2028. Wight, who hails from Jackson, New Jersey, is one of the University’s newest incoming students. She looks forward to being a member of the women’s golf team, which, last year, won the Northeast-10 Conference Championship in just its second season as a varsity program, and to getting involved on campus.

“I chose the University of New Haven because as I started my college searching and reaching out to coaches, I came across the University, and it was just what I was looking for,” she said. “The campus and class sizes were perfect.”

‘A great education’

Wight is grateful for the opportunity to continue powering her golf game. She says she’s “improved incredibly” since her first year of high school, even placing third in her county last year. She is charged up to get to know her new classmates and teammates and to be a part of the Charger community.

“I attended a tour of the campus, and it was beautiful,” she recalls. “Everyone was so nice and welcoming. It was nice to see students studying together and helping each other out.”

In addition to golf, Wight also plays the electric and acoustic guitar. Passionate about music, she enjoys listening to a variety of genres, as well as going to concerts. She also enjoys sharing her love of golf with kids, and she teaches kids ages 5-16 how to play. Her experience has inspired her to continue to share her love of the game.

“I am excited to study business management because I hope one day I can manage my own golf training business,” she said. “I want to have a great education so I can do so properly.”