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Former Athletes Continue to Excel in Life After Dartmouth

Koziara Boudreaux '82 and Alison Crocker '06
Koziara Boudreaux '82 (left) and Alison Crocker '06 (Photo by Stephen Nowland/NCAA)
Reggie Williams '76
Reggie Williams '76 (Photo courtesy The Walt Disney Company)

Two former Dartmouth student-athletes have broken new ground as the College's first-ever recipients of two major NCAA awards.

At the 2007 NCAA convention in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 7, Gail Koziara Boudreaux '82 was honored as one of the NCAA's Silver Anniversary Award recipients. The award recognizes former student-athletes who completed successful collegiate careers in various sports 25 years ago and went on to excel in their chosen professions. Now the executive vice president for external operations for Health Care Service Corporation, Boudreaux is the Big Green's all-time scorer and rebounder after a brilliant basketball career from 1978-82. She was also an All-American shot putter.

Also at the NCAA convention, Alison Crocker '06 was selected as one of the Today's Top VIII Award recipients, honoring eight outstanding senior student-athletes of the preceding calendar year. Crocker, a three-time All-American in cross country skiing, is now studying astrophysics as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.

Two former Big Green football players were also honored recently. Reggie Williams '76, currently vice president of Disney Sports Attractions and a three-time All Ivy selection at linebacker as an undergraduate, was Dartmouth's honoree at the fourth Ivy Football Association (IFA) dinner on Jan. 25.

Jeffrey R. Immelt '78, the chairman and CEO of General Electric Co. and a former offensive tackle for the Big Green, was honored on Dec. 18 as the inaugural American Football Coaches Foundation CEO Coach of the Year. Immelt was also the 2005 Ivy Football Association honoree, and attended this year's IFA dinner along with 2001 honoree Bill King '63 and President James Wright, the only Ivy League president in attendance.

By RICKĀ ADAMS

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Last Updated: 5/30/08