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Reggie Williams '76 speaks at the National Football Foundation's annual dinner in December. (photo courtesy National Football Foundation)
Reggie Williams '76 joins Hall of Fame

At a gala New York dinner in December, Reggie Williams '76 joined 11 other All-Americans and two coaches from across the nation in the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2007. The Big Green was well represented at the National Football Foundation's annual dinner, with President James Wright, Director of Athletics and Recreation JoAnn "Josie" Harper, and many Dartmouth alumni in attendance.

Williams is the 13th Dartmouth player, coach, or athletic administrator to be recognized with induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

In the Ivy League from 1973 to 1975, no one got the better of Williams, Dartmouth's All-America and three-time All-Ivy first team linebacker. After Dartmouth, the psychology major had a 14-year career with the Cincinnati Bengals.

"Reggie could literally cover sideline to sideline with his speed and instincts," says Jake Crouthamel '60, Dartmouth's head coach from 1971 to 1977. "He played a hundred miles an hour on every play ... at a different speed than anyone else."

"Jake and [linebacker coach] Rick Taylor taught me the thinking part of the game," says Williams. "Mental preparation was instilled in me in the classrooms and on the football field at Dartmouth."

Britney Smith
Britney Smith '11 (photo by Mark Washburn)
Ivy League honors for women's basketball

In women's basketball, two Dartmouth players have earned Ivy League distinctions. Brittney Smith '11 was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week (Jan. 7) for the third time this season. Two weeks of inspired play and above average performances earned sharpshooting guard Koren Schram '09 the first Ivy League Player of the Week award (Jan. 2) of her career.

Smith was impressive in her Ivy debut, garnering her second double-double of the season as Dartmouth downed Harvard, 52-47 on Jan. 5. She posted 11 points and 11 rebounds, including six offensive, two blocks and two steals to pace Dartmouth in the win. She is the Big Green's second-leading scorer with 9.6 points per game.

Schram was outstanding both offensively and defensively in recent outings, including a win over Delaware Dec. 30 and a last-second loss to Marquette Dec. 29 during Dartmouth's Blue Sky Classic Tournament. She earned All-Tournament Team accolades for her work.

Schram was everywhere in the Big Green's 48-41 win over Delaware, scoring nearly half of her team's points with a career-high 23 to go along with six rebounds and four steals. That was an encore to her solid 12-point, six rebound outing against Big East power Marquette, a game that Dartmouth lost 64-61. Her eight three-pointers on the weekend tied a tournament record. Schram is Dartmouth's top scorer of the season with 11.8 points per game and 39 three-pointers as of press time.

Men's hockey takes victory over UNH

In its third win over a Hockey East opponent this season, the Dartmouth men's hockey team took a 5-3 victory over the No. 5 New Hampshire Wildcats on Jan. 19. Goalie Mike Devine '08 recorded a career-high 54 saves in the win and was named the RiverStone Player of the Game.

Mike Devine '08
Mike Devine '08 (photo by Gil Talbot)

A spirited first period had Dartmouth trying to weather a UNH storm as the Wildcats outshot the Big Green 14-7. John Gibson '09 put his team up by two at 11:20 in the final period of play.

Josh Gillam '10 gave Dartmouth some insurance with a goal at less than 5:00 to go. Scott Fleming '11 and Adam Estoclet '11 assisted for the 5-2 score.

The Wildcats scored with under a minute to play but it wasn't enough as the Big Green won its first game against UNH since a 9-8 victory in 2006.

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Last Updated: 5/30/08