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The Department of Athletics and Recreation hosted its annual Celebration of Athletic Excellence on Tuesday evening on Memorial Field, honoring the achievements of teams and individuals for the 2016-17 academic year.
Dartmouth’s highest athletic honor, the Kenneth Archibald Prize, is presented annually to “the member of the graduating class who has been four years in attendance, who has been the best all-around athlete, regard also being had to moral worth and high standing in scholarship.” The winner traditionally exemplifies all that is hoped for and expected of the men and women who put on the Dartmouth uniform and take to the field of play. This student-athlete is expected to be of exemplary athletic skill, of great academic prowess, and of high moral character.
Taylor Ng ’17 of the women’s tennis team was named this year’s recipient following a stellar career with the Big Green. She leaves Hanover as the program’s all-time winningest player in singles (with a record of 96-35), doubles (88-40) and total victories. This past season, the co-captain helped the Big Green make their second NCAA team appearance in the past three seasons and was named the ITA Northeast Region Senior Player of the Year. In 2015, Ng became the first Dartmouth women’s tennis player to qualify for the NCAA singles championship, and was part of the first pair to qualify for the doubles championship the following season.
The ceremony took place on Memorial Field for the first time and utilized the Stephen Lewinstein Family ’63 & ’98 Video Scoreboard in the south end zone throughout.