More All-America Honors for Dartmouth Ski Team; Big Green Sixth at NCAAs

The Dartmouth ski team finished sixth at the NCAA Championship hosted by Middlebury College, March 7-10. The Big Green was second only to the University of Vermont among Eastern schools.

Scott McArt (Honoeye Falls, N.Y.) led the charge in the 20K free technique, leading the Big Green with a fourth place finish and All-America status.

The Dartmouth alpine teams were hit with some bad luck but gained some impressive individual accomplishments. The senior duo of Gusty Swift (Jackson Hole, Wyo.) and Jeannie Eisberg (New York, N.Y.) capped their four years off by both becoming All-Americans.

Swift skied to eighth place in both the giant slalom and slalom qualifying her for All-America status in both events. Eisberg used her slalom expertise to power herself into tenth place and All-America honors. The Big Green had to ski without team member Alison Keller (Malibu, Calif.) who tore her MCL and ACL in a training accident.

Dartmouth freshman Roger Brown (Norwich, Vt.) began his NCAA career with a strong showing, finishing 14th in the giant slalom and then racing to All-America honors with sixth in the slalom. Junior Brad Wall (Jindabyne East, Australia) had a commanding first run in the GS, but unfortunately fell hard in the second.

The Big Green cross country teams faced tough competition from their Midwest and Western opponents. Co-captains Erin Quinn-Hurst (Anchorage, Alaska) and Kate Pearson (Fairbanks, Alaska) followed up their dominating EISA season by both earning All-America recognition. Quinn-Hurst was seventh in the 5K classic, followed by Pearson in ninth. Pearson also finished eighth in the 15K free technique race.

Denver won its second straight NCAA title with 649 points, while the University of Vermont was second with 605. Dartmouth was seventh after two days before moving up to sixth with 449.5. (Joshua Lozman '01) °