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Sports Roundup

Record-Breaking Racqueteer
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Ahmed '05
Ahmed '05

Prior to her career at Dartmouth, tennis player Jayme Ahmed '05 could not have predicted the accolades that would come. "I didn't expect to make any impact because I had not considered myself capable of doing so," Ahmed says. "I had not even considered the possibility that I could accomplish anything worthy of individual mention."

Ahmed earned all sorts of individual mention this season. She graduates as the program's leader in career wins (135) after being named unanimously to the All-Ivy first team for the second straight season.

"There are so many incredible people at Dartmouth, and I feel so proud to be recognized here along with them," she says. "It is the talent of my peers that makes my accomplishments worth something."

When head coach Bob Dallis took over the reins of the team prior to Ahmed's sophomore season, he didn't know what kind of player he had. "It wasn't until you had a chance to see her play a real match that you could understand what type of competitor she is and how well she can think on the court," Dallis says.

After three years as the Big Green's number-one singles player, Ahmed has left her mark. She has won the most singles matches in program history (seventy-two) and set the single-season record for total wins (forty-eight) this season.

"She was someone the team counted on to win," notes Dallis, "which she did a great deal of the time."

Bashelor '07
Bashelor '07
Bashelor Swipes a Record

Sixty-four years ago, Red Rolfe '31 was still manning third base for the New York Yankees, Jeff Tesreau was nearing the end of his twenty-eight-year term as skipper for Dartmouth baseball, and John Orr '41 finished off his three-year Dartmouth career with a single-season program record of twenty-five steals.

This spring, Will Bashelor '07 ended Orr's reign at the top by swiping thirty bases and becoming just the eighth Ivy League ballplayer to reach the thirty-steal plateau.

"The steal record never entered my mind before the season started," Bashelor says. "I only stole seven my freshman year, so I didn't expect a huge increase in my steal numbers."

Bashelor, who was also named first-team All-Ivy after leading the Big Green in batting, hits, runs, and slugging percentage, says head coach Bob Whalen gave him the green light to steal early in the season.

Green and White Scrimmage Notes

Even on a day that promised dreary weather, the first Green and White scrimmage during head coach Buddy Teevens's '79 second tenure was a draw.

"There were a lot of parents here, which was good to see," Teevens told the Lebanon, N.H., Valley News. "There was also a good number of students and [alumni]-I was told more than in the past. There were guys who came up from Boston, New York, and Connecticut to see what was going on."

The May 7 game at Memorial Field ended up being a partial scrimmage, partial practice for the Big Green.

"We need to continue to work fundamentals and basics, so the decision was not to have a scrimmage solely, but to get to work doing the things we need to improve on," Teevens says.

Freund Goes to Equestrian Nationals

Daisy Freund '08 placed 11th out of twenty-nine riders competing for the Cacchione Cup at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championship, May 5-8, in Sunbury, Ohio. Freund qualified for nationals as one of twenty-nine regional champs from around the nation and participated in the top class of competition.

Three Sailing Teams Qualify for Nationals

In early May, the Big Green qualified for three national sailing championships in early June at the Austin Yacht Club in Austin, Tex. By besting the field during New England championship competition, Dartmouth had teams advance to Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association championships in women's, team, and coed racing.

Hall '05
Hall '05
Multi-Event Athletes Highlight Heps

Andrew Hall '05 successfully defended his decathlon title in dramatic fashion on May 8 at the Ivy League/Heptagonal Track & Field Championship. Hall held a three-point lead in the overall competition over Penn's Kyle Calvo going into the final event, the 1,500-meter run. By finishing one spot ahead of Calvo in the race, Hall completed his repeat.

"I knew I needed to stay ahead of him," Hall says, "and every time he made a move, I was able to answer."

Tyler Koskenoja '07 finished fifth in the decathlon, and Dartmouth men's head coach Barry Harwick says he expects good things from Koskenoja next season.

Four of the six women to complete the pentathlon represented Dartmouth, with 2004 champ Kelsey Wiegmann '06 placing second. Wiegmann finished just thirty-six points out of first place. A trio of Big Green athletes took the four through six spots: Matthan Chatterton-Richmond '06, Jadah Chatterton-Richmond '07, and Kara Pydynkowski '08. 

Nine Students Honored for Athletic, Academic Excellence

At the annual Celebration of Athletic Excellence on May 23, Lee Stempniak '05 of the men's hockey team won the Kenneth Archibald Prize as the best all-around athlete and student at Dartmouth.

Stempniak is an economics major and has been a two-time All-America honoree. The team's leading scorer for the third consecutive season, he finished his career fourth in Dartmouth history with 151 points (63g, 88a). A three-time Academic All-ECACHL and Academic All-Ivy selection, Stempniak was a first-team All-Ivy and All-ECACHL selection in each of the past two seasons.

Stempniak also won the Alfred E. Watson Trophy as the outstanding male athlete of the year, and  Katieanne Christian '05 of the women's lacrosse team won the Class of 1976 Award as the outstanding female athlete of the year. The Ivy League Co-Player of the Year, she led the Big Green in scoring, with sixty-five goals and seventy points, helping Dartmouth to a perfect 7-0 Ivy record and a spot in the NCAA semifinals. The Class of 1948 Scholar-Athlete award, given to one male and one female of the junior class who have combined outstanding performance in athletics and significant achievement in academics, went to David Burnham '06 of the cross-country team and Alison Crocker '06 of the Nordic skiing team.

Lilly Peacock-Villada '05 of the track and field team was the recipient of the Class of 1950 Award, presented to the varsity student-athlete who has demonstrated the most extraordinary commitment to community service.

Mike Liddy '05 of the men's basketball team won the Timothy Wright Ellis Memorial Award, given to a man showing the extracurricular and scholastic drive, spirit, loyalty, and amiability that made Tim such a well-known part of the community.

Devon Wills '06 of the women's lacrosse team received the Agnes Kurtz Award, given to that woman who best combines proficiency in athletics with dedication to the furthering of women's sports.

The Charles Quincy Tirrell Prize, given by the physical education department to the student who has made the most progress in his or her first year in the program, went to James Stephens '05.

The Kenyon Jones Award was presented to senior Amy Wallace. The award is given to that student who has exhibited a commitment to, and love for, recreational sport.

By JOSH KESSLER and GORDON MORTON

Scoreboard

(as of May 31, 2005)

Baseball 

14-21, 8-12 Ivy

Softball  

10-26-1, 5-9 Ivy

Women's Lacrosse

16-3, 7-0 Ivy

Men's Lacrosse

8-4, 4-2 Ivy

Women's Crew

5-7, 1-3 Ivy

Men's Heavy Crew  

5-4, 0-2 Ivy

Men's Light Crew

3-5, 0-4 Ivy

Women's Tennis 

13-8, 3-4 Ivy

Men's Tennis   

8-14, 0-7 Ivy

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Last Updated: 5/30/08