Seven former women’s swimmers join rowing team

Seven former members of the women's swimming and diving team have walked on to the women's rowing team, citing a desire to compete and remain members of a varsity program. The women's swimming and diving team was among five varsity sports programs that the College eliminated in July.

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Women’s rugby players train with U.S. National Team

October 20, 2020 2:00am

Four student-athletes on the Dartmouth women’s rugby team are spending part of their fall term training full-time with the U.S. Women’s National Team. Athletes invited to train with the National Team will compete for a spot in the 2021 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.



Porscha Dobson hired as new track and field and cross country director

October 16, 2020 2:00am

Porscha Dobson has been named the new director of Dartmouth’s track and field and cross country programs. After coaching for eight years at the University of Pennsylvania, first as an assistant coach and then as assistant head coach for the past two years, Dobson was hired by Dartmouth in September after Barry Harwick ’77 announced his retirement in August.



From the Bleachers: LeBron returns Lakers to the throne

October 13, 2020 2:00am

In 2000, the Los Angeles Lakers won an NBA championship with Shaquille O’Neal as Finals MVP. In 2010, the Lakers won an NBA championship with Kobe Bryant as Finals MVP. In 2020, the Lakers emerged victorious once again, with a new face of the franchise taking home the hardware.

The club swim team will welcome former varsity swimmers but will be unable to compete this fall.


Varsity athletes from cut teams consider club sports

October 6, 2020 2:05am

In his July 9 campus-wide email explaining the College’s decision to cut five varsity athletics programs — men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s swimming and diving and men’s lightweight rowing — College President Phil Hanlon encouraged former varsity athletes to consider club teams. Some athletes on the cut teams, however, have read the guidance in Hanlon’s email as an ill-thought-out consolation.

Peter Williamson '12 was named Ivy League player of the year three times, won three individual Ivy League championships and was an All-American.


Not to be fore-gotten: Golf teams reflect on community

October 6, 2020 2:00am

After playing over 150 seasons combined, the men’s and women’s golf teams’ trajectories came to an abrupt end as part of the athletic cuts this summer. Reflecting on the legacy of the programs, both current golfers and alumni fondly recalled the sense of community they found through the sport.   

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Elimination of varsity teams prompts athletic transfers

October 2, 2020 2:00am

In the wake of Dartmouth’s July 9 decision to eliminate five varsity sports teams, affected student-athletes faced tough choices about their athletic futures. Some student-athletes, including swimmer Connor LaMastra ’21 and golfer Kaitlyn Lees ’22, chose to continue pursuing their sports at other institutions.



One-on-one with men’s basketball star Aaryn Rai ’21

September 29, 2020 2:05am

Over his three years in Hanover, Aaryn Rai ’21 has become a centerpiece on the floor for the men’s basketball team. Rai broke out during his junior season in 2019, averaging 11.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game while starting all 29 contests and shooting 50.6 percent from the field. 



Club sports operate under strict return-to-sport guidelines

September 25, 2020 2:05am

As the academic year begins, every Dartmouth student faces a vastly different college experience, with performance groups, clubs and other extracurricular activities holding few in-person gatherings. For club sports, which rely on the physical presence and close contact of team members, transitioning to a remote format has proven especially difficult.

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