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Dana Giordano ’16 and Kaitlin Whitehorn ’16 ended their collegiate careers with a whirlwind finish. Both seniors placed third and earned First-Team All-American honors in their respective events at the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor National Championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 11. Giordano completed the 1500-meter race in a school-record 4 minutes, 11.86 seconds, and Whitehorn cleared a height of 5 feet 11 1/2 inches in the high jump.
Sophomore summer is too easy. As the summer staff at The D rotates through editor positions under the careful and trained eye of editor-in-chief Rebecca “A-Side” Asoulin ’17, I’ve enjoyed the week off to lounge on the Green and hand in “First Team” five hours late to this week’s sports editor Vikram Bodas ’18 — who turned his own articles in on-time a grand total of zero times in the spring.
Before I dive into this first edition of “First Team,” I’d like to acknowledge those that came before me.
Thirteen Big Green sports teams have released their list of recruits for the incoming Class of 2020. In total, 127 freshmen have been named as varsity athletes for next season. Of those, 31 are from the track and field and cross country teams and 35 are football players.
Since shortstop Katie McEachern ’16 arrived in Hanover in 2012, she has been the big bat in the Dartmouth lineup. Now, the two-time Ivy League Player of the Year must come to grips with a future in which her playing days are numbered.
Female Athlete of the Year Winner: Yejadai Dunn '16
In the closest vote of the D Sports Awards yet, Yejadai Dunn ’16 emerged victorious with 50.9% of the votes. Close behind was Kaitlin Whitehorn ’16, garnering 36.4%. Jaclyn Leto ’16 took home 9.1% while both Katie McEachern ’16 and Laura Stacey ’16 each received 1.8% of the votes. Dunn’s victory marks the third victory coming for women’s rugby in three votes for best moment, best rookie and best female athlete. Dunn will go on this summer to compete among national talent and potentially secure a spot on the USA Eagles.
In 1925, the Dartmouth football team won its sole national title behind the strong arm of halfback Andrew “Swede” Oberlander.
It’s no question that last season was a landmark one for Dartmouth football. The Big Green reached the FCS Top 25 rankings, had nationally acclaimed offensive and defensive play, eventually had players sign with or try out for professional teams and, above all else, secured a share of the Ivy League championship for the first time in 19 years.
Last week, Kat Ramage '19 won the D Sports Rookie of the Year Award.
Yejadai Dunn '16, Rugby
Yejadai Dunn ’16, co-captain of the women’s rugby team, had one of the most prolific years in women’s rugby history.
The Angels aren’t terrible. No one is going to mistake them for the streaking Chicago Cubs, but they aren’t the woefully bad Atlanta Braves either.
Each week The Numbers Game will break down one Dartmouth sport’s statistic.
This week’s number: 128 — Katie McEachern’s career runs scored
Last week, this column chronicled the career of one of Dartmouth’s preeminent female student athletes — basketball player Lakin Roland ’16.
The four NBA powerhouses battling for the Larry O’Brien Trophy seem to have grabbed the attention of the basketball and sports world.
Matt Giegerich ’19 first picked up a squash racquet at around 8-years-old, following in his brother Brian Giegerich ’18’s footsteps.
This week, The Dartmouth had a chance to talk with standout cornerback Vernon Harris ’16. The 6-foot-2-inch Fort Lauderdale, Florida native was recently signed by the Kansas City Chiefs.
On May 14, the Dartmouth men’s tennis team lost to No. 31 Tulane University 0-4 in the first round of the NCAA tournament at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
This week’s number: 62 – Number of double digit scoring games in Lakin Roland ’16’s Dartmouth career.
In 2003, Michael Lewis wrote a book that changed the way many people — scouts, general managers and fans — view baseball.
When you walk into Thompson Arena, the features you are most likely to notice are the larger-than- life portraits that line the rink’s walls depicting Dartmouth graduates who have gone on to careers in professional hockey.
Evan Boudreaux '19, Men's Basketball
For the second straight year, a men’s basketball player will vie to be named The D Sports Awards Rookie of the Year.
Dartmouth men’s and women’s swimming and diving recently hired James Holder as its new head coach.