Matthew, a Stirling graduate, received her award at the same time as polar explorer Professor Sir Ian Boyd.
The couple joined 719 students at Friday’s graduation – the first in-person ceremonies to be held in Stirling since November 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Matthew was the first woman to enter Stirling’s International Sports Scholarship Scheme in 1987. After graduating, she became a big winner and Solheim Cup Legend.
After the ceremony, she said: “I am truly honored to receive such an honor from the University of Stirling. I never in my wildest dreams imagined returning almost 30 years after graduating with an honors degree in finance to receive an honorary doctorate.
“It was a pleasure to be back on campus and celebrating with today’s graduates.”
Boyd, a former Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK government, has been acclaimed for his contribution to environmental science.
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https://www.scotsman.com/sport/golf/catriona-matthew-receives-honorary-degree-from-stirling-university-3636130 Catriona Matthew receives an honorary doctorate from Stirling University