A pair of Dartmouth athletic teams and four individual student-athletes are beginning tournament play as the winter term sports season comes to an end.
Kaitlin Whitehorn ’16 is headed to the 2016 NCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championship, which begins Friday in Birmingham, Ala. (Photo courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics)
Here’s what’s happening:
- Three divers are competing at the NCAA Division I Zone A Diving Regionals, which began Monday and end today. Brett Gillis ’16, A.J. Krok ’19, and Allison Green ’19 join 100 other divers at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The Zone A meet is one of five regional meets used to determine the NCAA championship qualifiers.
- Twelve Big Green men and women compete in the NCAA skiing championships, beginning today at Steamboat Springs, Colo., hosted by the University of Colorado, Boulder.
- High jumper Kaitlin Whitehorn ’16 is headed to the NCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championship in Birmingham, Ala., which begins Friday. Whitehorn set a new Dartmouth record on Sunday, clearing 6 feet, 5 inches at Cornell, putting her in 12th place nationally this season.
- Also on Friday, the men’s hockey team takes on Yale in ECAC Hockey Championship Quarter finals competition, which runs through Sunday in New Haven, Conn.
The end of the winter sports season comes as students prepare for final exams. For four straight years, Dartmouth’s student-athletes have led the nation in a ranking called the Graduate Success Rate, with a 100 percent graduation rate in 19 of 24 NCAA-sponsored sports at the College last year.
Follow tournament play and news about all of the Big Green teams at Dartmouth’s Athletics website.
Dartmouth’s Grant Opperman ’17 gets past a couple of Cornell hockey players. Men’s hockey will take on Yale in the ECAC Hockey Championship Quarterfinals competition, which runs through Sunday in New Haven, Conn. (Photo by Mark Washburn)