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A Dartmouth women’s basketball icon returns to campus on Jan. 28. That is the day the College, thanks to the generosity of the alumni, will honor Chris Wielgus with the dedication of the Christina H. Wielgus Lounge located in the Evans Basketball Suite.
Wielgus and her family, along with the Friends of Dartmouth Basketball, have invited Big Green fans and the public to be on hand for the 10:30 a.m. dedication ceremony at the Hanover Inn, as well as a celebration lunch at noon, free of charge.
To register for the event, visit DartmouthSports.com/WielgusLounge.
“This is a fitting and well-deserved honor for Chris,” says Trustee Gail Koziara Boudreaux ’82, an All-America student-athlete for Wielgus. “She has been an inspiration, mentor, and role model for so many women throughout her distinguished career. She has had a lasting impact on all of us who have had the privilege of calling her coach and now dear friend. I am thrilled that Chris’ family, former players, and the community can share in this special recognition of her impact on Dartmouth basketball.”
Wielgus, the winningest coach of any women’s program at Dartmouth with a career record of 393-342 (.535), guided Dartmouth to 12 Ivy League titles, seven trips to the NCAA Tournament, and two more to the WNIT during her two stints spanning 28 seasons as the Big Green head coach. Five of her student-athletes were named the Ivy League Player of the Year a total of seven times, and she coached eight conference Rookies of the Year and 81 All-Ivy League selections, 28 of which were named to the first team.