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Alpine skiers round out Dartmouth contingent at 2006 Winter Olympics

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Updated 02/08/06 • Contact Rick Adams (603) 646-3661

As the XX Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, approach, five future, current or former Dartmouth students have been named to Olympic Alpine ski teams from the United States, Canada and Australia.

Named to the U.S. Olympic Team on January 25 were Olympic veteran Scott Macartney (Redmond, WA), a member of the Dartmouth Class of 2001, current Dartmouth senior Libby Ludlow (Bellevue, WA), and Kaylin Richardson (Edina, MN), who was admitted to the Dartmouth Class of 2009 but who deferred admission for a year to pursue her ski racing career.

Competing for Canada will be Dartmouth senior Patrick Biggs (Orleans, ON), while Bradley Wall (Jindabyne East, NSW) of the Class of 2002 will represent his native Australia.

Macartney, in his eighth year on the U.S. Ski Team, was a member of the U.S. Olympic Team in 2002 at Salt Lake City. Ludlow, also an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Ski Team, won the women's national championship in giant slalom in 2004 and was in the top-25 in World Cup points in Super-G that year. Richardson, a member of the U.S. Ski Team for four years, is making her first trip to the Olympics.

While Macartney and Ludlow never wore the Dartmouth Green in collegiate competition, Biggs and Wall were both members of the Dartmouth Ski Team in 2003, when Wall won the NCAA men's slalom championship. Wall skied for Australia at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, while this is Biggs' first trip to the Games.

The announcement of the Alpine skiers brings to 14 the total number of 2006 Olympic competitors with ties to Dartmouth. Two biathletes, a cross country skier and six women's ice hockey players were named to Olympic teams from the U.S., Canada and Switzerland earlier this month. The College has been represented by athletes and coaches at every Winter Olympics since the Games' founding in 1924.

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