Monday, March 10, 2003
DARTMOUTH MEN'S SWIMMING ANNOUNCES TEAM AWARDS
HANOVER, N.H. --The Dartmouth men's swimming and diving team announced its team awards on Monday after completing the 2002-03 season last weekend.
Junior Ryan Goldhahn (Stockton, Calif.) earned the squad's Karl B. Michael award, given to the athlete who contributes the most to the team. Goldhahn has been a key member for the Big Green this season and recently broke the school record in the 100-yard freestyle at the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League Championships with a time of 45.12.
Sophomore Michael Hipps (New Bern, N.C.) was named the winner of the John C. Glover Trophy, which is awarded to the most inspirational swimmer each season. Hipps was a diverse member of the Big Green squad, swimming on several relay teams in addition to individual events. Hipps finished 11th in the 100 back at the EISL Championships with a time of 51.42.
John Reidy (Albuquerque, N.M.) was named the team's most outstanding freshman. After his first season, Reidy already owns the school record in the 200 fly with a time of 1:50.96. He placed 12th in the event at the EISL Championships.
Freshman Brandon Piper (Fort Washington, Pa.) earned the Paul E. Tsongas award, given annually to the most improved swimmer on the team.
Saturday, March 8, 2003
GOLDHAHN, REIDY SET SCHOOL MARKS AS DARTMOUTH PLACES 10TH AT EISL CHAMPIONSHIPS
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Led by junior Ryan Goldhahn and freshman John Reidy, the Dartmouth men's swimming and diving team finished 10th at the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League Championships on Saturday at the Nassau County Aquatics Center.
The Big Green was barely edged out for ninth by the U.S. Military Academy, which finished with 309.5 points to Dartmouth's 307. Harvard won the meet with 1,592 points, followed by Princeton with 1,565 and Yale with 984.5.
Goldhahn set the Dartmouth record in the 100-yard freestyle in the preliminaries before breaking his own mark with a time of 45.12 in t he finals to finish eighth.
Reidy clocked a school record time of 1:50.54 in the preliminaries in the 200 fly before placing 12th in the finals with a time of 1:50.96.
Dartmouth's 400 free relay team also set a school record. Goldhahn, Reidy, senior Louis Fidel and freshman Kemper Diehl finished eighth with a time of 3:03.99.
DARTMOUTH MEN'S SWIMMING NINTH AFTER TWO DAYS AT EISL CHAMPIONSHIPS
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The Dartmouth men's swimming and diving team moved up to ninth place after the second day of competition at the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League Championships on Friday at the Nassau County Aquatics Center.
Princeton leads the meet with 1,051 points. Harvard is second with 1,040, followed by Yale with 686. Dartmouth has 219 points with 14 of 21 events completed.
For the second straight day, Big Green relay teams highlighted the action. Dartmouth's 800-yard freestyle team of junior Ryan Goldhahn and freshmen Kemper Diehl, John Reidy and Yale Fillingham finished eighth with a time of 6:51.70.
The Big Green also swam well in the 200 medley relay as senior Paul Schned, junior Matt Sueoka, sophomore Michael Hipps and Goldhahn placed ninth with a time of 1:33.33 -- good enough to crack the school's all-time top 10.
Individually, two Dartmouth swimmers placed high and recorded school top 10 times. Hipps was 11th in the 100 back with a time of 51.42, while Reidy placed 15th in the 100 fly with a mark of 50.41.
The three-day meet concludes on Saturday, March 8.
RELAY TEAMS LEAD DARTMOUTH AT EISL CHAMPIONSHIPS
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- With two relay teams recording all-time top 10 Dartmouth times, the Big Green men's swimming and diving team finished the opening day of the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League Championships in 10th place on Thursday at the Nassau County Aquatic Center.
After six of 21 events, Harvard leads all schools with 537 points, followed by Princeton with 427 and Yale with 247. Dartmouth ended the day with 84 points, trailing ninth-place Army by 40.
The Big Green 200-yard freestyle relay team of seniors Paul Schned and Louis Fidel and juniors Ryan Goldhahn and Matt Derr placed ninth in a time of 1:24.38 -- good enough to crack Dartmouth's all-time top 10.
In the 400 medley relay, the Big Green also finished ninth with a Dartmouth all-time top 10 clocking of 3:26.16. The time was turned in by sophomore Michael Hipps, freshman John Reidy, Schned and Goldhahn.
The three-day meet continues with the second day of events on Friday.
DARTMOUTH MEN'S SWIMMING FALTERS; SANFORD SETS SCHOOL RECORD
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --Junior Thomas Sanford broke a school record in the 200-yard breaststroke, but it wasn't enough as Dartmouth's men's swimming and diving team fell to Harvard and Cornell in a double dual Saturday afternoon at Blodgett Pool.
The Big Green feel to Cornell, 121-120, despite winning eight of 13 events and lost to Harvard 148-92.
Sanford swam the 200 breast in a time 2:03.90 -- nearly a second better than the old mark of 2:04.81, set by Ben Lannon in 1993. Sanford also took home first in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:54.89.
Junior Ryan Goldhahn scored a victory for the Big Green in the 100 freestyle (46.66), while the 400 medley relay team of Sanford, Goldhahn, junior Chris Toepp and sophomore Michael Hipps placed first with a time of 3:25.03.
Sophomore Sean Robinson finished second in the 100 free (9:43.70) to beat the Big Red, as did freshman Yale Fillingham in the 200 free (1:42.56), Goldhahn in the 50 free (21.23) and freshman John Reidy in the 200 butterfly (1:52.68).
With the loses, the Big Green fell to 4-8 on the season.
Dartmouth next competes for the EISL Championship on March 6-8 at Columbia.
DARTMOUTH MEN'S SWIMMING WINS 12 EVENTS IN VICTORY AGAINST ARMY
HANOVER, N.H. -- Junior Thomas Sanford paced the Big Green with three individual wins as Dartmouth's men's swimming and diving team beat Army, 190.50-109.50, Saturday afternoon at Karl Michael Pool.
Sanford won the 100-yard breaststroke (58.55), the 200 breaststroke (2:07.94) and the 200 individual medley (1:55.36), while also swimming a leg on the winning 200 medley relay team (1:34.24), along with juniors Ryan Goldhahn and Chris Toepp and sophomore Michael Hipps.
Goldhahn also fared well on the day with victories in the 50 freestyle (21.15) and the 100 free (46.28) and was second in the 200 free (1:44.49) to freshman teammate Kemper Diehl (1:42.66).
Sophomore Sean Robinson won the 200 backstroke (1:55.38) and was second in the 1000 free (9:53.69), while freshman John Reidy took home first in the 200 butterfly (1:52.99).
Hipps won the 100 butterfly (51.55) and was second in the 100 backstroke (52.89), while freshman Yale Fillingham placed first in the 500 free with a time of 4:45.49.
In diving, junior Dan Olson captured second in the three-meter (246.37) event and was third in the one-meter (254.02).
Dartmouth improved to 4-6 on the season and next hits the pool on Feb. 8 in a meet at Harvard with Cornell.
Men's Swimming & Diving Falls to Powerful Princeton, 176.5-100.5
HANOVER, N.H. -- Defending EISL champion Princeton defeated Dartmouth, 176.5 to 100.5, in men's swimming and diving action Sunday at Michael Pool.
Big Green junior Thomas Sanford won the 25 yard breaststroke in a time of 12.35 and tied for second in the 50 breast in 27.70.
Junior Mike Tanana was second in both diving events, scoring 254.32 on one-meter and 243.45 on three-meter. He missed first place on the low board by .15 as Princeton's Nick Lee was first with 254.47.
The Big Green won the 450 yard freestyle relay and the 200 medley relay as junior Ryan Goldhahn anchored both for Dartmouth.
Now 3-6 on the season, Dartmouth has its final home meet on Saturday,
February 1, hosting Army at 12 noon.
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003
MEN'S SWIMMING DEFEATED BY PENN, YALE; 200 IM RELAY SETS POOL RECORD
HANOVER, N.H. --Dartmouth's men's swimming and diving team fell to Penn, 171-127, and to Yale, 182-112, in a double dual meet on Saturday afternoon at Karl Michael Pool.
The Big Green got off to a good start when the 200-yard medley relay team of sophomore Michael Hipps and juniors Thomas Sanford, Matt Sueoka and Ryan Goldhahn set a pool record with a time of 1:34.34.
Sanford took home first in three events to lead Dartmouth. He won the 100 breaststroke (58.29), the 200 breaststroke (2:08.97) and the 200 individual medley (1:54.83).
Dartmouth fared well in both diving events. Junior Dan Olson captured first in the one-meter event with a score of 239.55, while junior Michael Tanana was first in the three-meter event with a score of 240.55. Olson was second with 234.75 points.
Goldhahn also swam well for Dartmouth with a pair of second-place finishes. He swam the 50 freestyle in a time of 21.54 to beat Yale, while also beating the Bulldogs with a time of 47.21 in the 100 free.
Dartmouth falls to 3-5 overall and 0-5 in EISL action.
The Big Green returns to the pool tomorrow when Princeton travels to Hanover for a 10:30 a.m. start at Karl Michael Pool.
Dartmouth Men's Swim Team Defeats New Hampshire, 151-60
HANOVER, N.H. -- The Dartmouth men's swimming and diving team won 12 out of 13 events, defeating the University of New Hampshire, 151-60, on Thursday evening.
Big Green freshman Yale Fillingham won two individual events, taking the 200 freestyle in 1:46.68 and the 100 free in 49.15. He also swam the third leg of the winning 200 free relay.
Freshman Kemper Diehl won the 1000 freestyle and was part of the 200 free relay, while junior Ryan Goldhahn anchored the free relay after winning the 50 free in 21.99.
For UNH, junior Steve Tamas won the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.74.
Dartmouth, 3-3 overall, hosts Yale and Penn in a tri-meet on Saturday,
January 25, before taking on Princeton in a home meet on Sunday, January
Saturday, January 18, 2003
Sanford Is First In Three Individual Races for Dartmouth, but Columbia Wins in Men's Swimming & Diving
HANOVER, N.H. -- Junior Thomas Sanford won three individual events for the Dartmouth men's swimming and diving team as the Columbia Lions defeated the Big Green, 177-121, on Saturday.
After helping Dartmouth's 500 medley relay to victory, Sanford won the 50 breaststroke (26.99), 200 breaststroke (2:08.42) and the 100 individual medley (53.97).
Dartmouth's other victory came in the 50 fly where junior Matt Sueoka was first in 23.88.
Junior Ryan Goldhahn was second in both the 50 and 200 freestyles, and junior Mike Tanana was the runner-up in both one- and three-meter diving.
Now 2-3 overall and 0-3 in EISL competition, Dartmouth hosts New Hampshire on Thursday, January 23 at Michael Pool. The meet begins at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003
MEN'S SWIMMING WINS RHODE ISLAND INVITATIONAL
KINGSTON, R.I. -- Four Dartmouth swimmers won two individual events each as the Big Green easily won the Rhode Island Invitational on Saturday.
Juniors Thomas Sanford and Ryan Goldhahn and sophomores Mike Hipps and Sean Robinson all doubled up as Dartmouth won the invitational with 561 points. Massachusetts was the next closest team with 462 points, followed by Rhode Island with 392 and LaSalle with 299.
Sanford won the 100 and 200 breaststroke, while Goldhahn captured first in the 50 and 100 freestyle events.
Robinson placed first in the 400 individual medley and the 200 backstroke, while Hipps won the 100 backstroke and the 100 fly.
Dartmouth also won the 400 medley relay with Hipps, Sanford, freshman Kemper Diehl and Goldhahn finishing with a mark of 3:31.17.
The Big Green next hosts Columbia on Jan. 18 at 12 noon.
DARTMOUTH MEN'S SWIMMING SETS 14 POOL RECORDS, BEATS MIDDLEBURY
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Dartmouth's men's swimming team broke 14 pool records in defeating Middlebury, 188-88, Wednesday night.
Juniors Thomas Sanford and Ryan Goldhahn and freshman Yale Fillingham each won or had a hand in winning four events.
Sanford set pool records in the 100-yard breaststroke (59.52), the 200 breaststroke (2:10.10) and the 200 individual medley (1:57.26), while also swimming a leg on the 200 medley relay that set a pool record with a time of 1:36.07.
Goldhahn took home first-place finishes and pool records in the 50 freestyle (21.26) and the 100 freestyle (46.92), while also swimming on the 400 freestyle relay in which he initially set a pool record on his leg (47.00) before breaking it later. He also anchored the 200 medley relay team.
Fillingham captured first and set pool records in the 200 freestyle (1:42.28) and the 500 freestyle (4:42.07), while also competing for the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams.
Sophomore Sean Robinson finished first and set a pool record in the 400 individual medley with a mark of 4:10.69 and also won the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:57.55. Sophomore Mike Hipps won the 100 backstroke in setting a pool record with a time of 52.57 and also took first in the 100 fly (51.87). Hipps also set a pool record by swimming the 50 backstroke leg of the 200 medley relay in a time of 24.18.
While he didn't win the 100 fly, junior Chris Toepp set a pool record by swimming the first 50 yards in a time of 23.85. Freshman John Reidy set a pool record in winning the 200 fly with a mark of 1:53.26.
The men's (2-2) team will both compete in the Rhode Island Invitational Jan. 10-11.
(603) 646-3661 January 8, 2003
DARTMOUTH TO CONTINUE SWIMMING AND DIVING PROGRAM; FUNDING SECURED THROUGH VOLUNTEER EFFORTS
HANOVER, NH The Dartmouth men's and women's varsity swimming and diving programs will be continued through a funding agreement between a group of students, alumni, and parents and the Dartmouth administration. The agreement calls for the program to be continued through the 2003-04 season with funds reallocated internally, and for 10 years after that by the proceeds fromfully reinstated based on a $2 million fund-raising effort.
"I am very pleased that we have reached a positive outcome that enables us to continue the program," Athletic Director JoAnn Harper said. "Through the efforts of a group of generous alumni, parents and friends, and the support of President Wright, Dean Larimore, and the senior administration, we have overcome the budget pressure that forced the original decision."
Dartmouth announced in late November that the swimming/diving program would be eliminated at the end of the current competitive season in March as part of planned College-wide budget reductions.
A recent series of discussions between Dartmouth officials and supporters of swimming and diving (including current students, their families and alumni) produced the agreement. Under its terms the teams will be restored through $2 million in pledges to finance operating expenses for 10 years while the College other funding identifies other funding options for the program's continuing operationare identified. The continuation of the program next year will be supported with funding arranged through reallocations in the Dean of the College area.
"We are delighted to reach an agreement that presents an opportunity forallows the swimming and diving program at Dartmouth to continue, while recognizing the budget goals that Dartmouth must meet," said Dean of the College James Larimore. "The College does face significant budget challenges and will take the measures it must to be fiscally responsible. The agreement supports Dartmouth in meeting our fiscal responsibilities and also maintaining the swimming and diving program. We are eager to do that."
"The College does face significant budget challenges and will take the measures it must to be fiscally responsible. The agreement supports Dartmouth in meeting our fiscal responsibilities and also maintaining the swimming and diving program."
President James Wright said that the plan "is a wonderful example of how the Dartmouth community can work together in a constructive effort. I commend the different groups involved the athletes, Student Assembly, parents, and alumni/ae as well as James Larimore and JoAnn Harper and her staff, and I am pleased that we will continue to have swimming and diving at Dartmouth."
The volunteer effort has been led by former Dartmouth varsity swimmers John Ballard '55, Tom Kelsey '54 and Steve Mullins '54, and by several parents of swim team members, including Dean Allen, Paul and Marilyn Bochicchhio, Sheila Brown- Klinger, Bart Cameron, and Chuck Zarba.
Ballard, chair of the Board of Overseers of Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering, said the $2 million in pledges will be provided to Dartmouth through the newly formed John C. Glover Fund for the Support of Swimming and Diving. Glover, a member of the class of 1955, was widely regarded as a top sprinter when he died in early 1956 while in training as an Olympic swimmer. The athletic department presents annually the Glover Award to the swimming team member "who demonstrates the athletic and scholastic qualities associated with the late John Glover."
"We are grateful to the leaders of Dartmouth for their willingness to listen to the needs of Dartmouth students, the desires of alumni, and the concerns of swimmers and divers everywhere," Ballard said. "They have earned the trust we place in them."
The decision to eliminate the swimming and diving program stemmed from the impact that the current general economic downturn has had on Dartmouth, as it has on many other colleges and universities, and the resulting allocation of necessary budget reductions throughout the institution.
The Dartmouth athletic department faces a $260,000 reduction of its $10.8 million annual operating budget. The department had already pared down administrative budgets, increased revenue expectations, and required reductions to intercollegiate, recreation and maintenance budgets the previous year.
Dartmouth faces challenges similar to other Division I institutions in attempting to balance a broad array of intercollegiate and recreational programs and the resources available for them. Dartmouth offers one of the nation's most extensive Division I athletic programs with 34 varsity sports -- 16 men's, 16 women's and two coed -- involving opportunities for more than 900 student-athletes, while having one of the smallest enrollments in Division I with 4,300 undergraduates.
For additional background information, see the Dartmouth Public Affairs Web site, http://www.dartmouth.edu/~news/releases/2003/jan/010803a.html
(603) 646-3661 NOVEMBER 25, 2002
DARTMOUTH ANNOUNCES ELIMINATION OF VARSITY SWIMMING AND DIVING PROGRAMS
HANOVER, NH - As part of planned College-wide budget reductions, the Dartmouth Department of Athletics and Recreation has announced the elimination of its varsity men's and women's swimming and diving programs effective at the conclusion of the current competitive season in March 2003.
The Dartmouth athletic department faces a $260,000 reduction of its $10.8 million annual operating budget. The permanent elimination of the swimming and diving programs will reduce the athletic budget by $212,000 annually beginning in 2003-04. The department had already pared down administrative budgets, increased revenue expectations, and required reductions to intercollegiate, recreation and maintenance budgets the previous year. The athletic department is a part of the Dean of the College area, which has sustained a $1.15 million reduction overall.
Projected deficits for both 2003 and 2004, resulting from the economic downturn that caused a net investment loss of 5.7 percent on Dartmouth's endowment last year, have forced College-wide budget reductions totaling $4.9 million for fiscal 2003 and $5.7 million for fiscal 2004.
Information on the athletic budget is being communicated outside the regular budget process in order to give the affected students and prospective students as much time as possible to consider their options. The College-wide process calls for the budget committee, chaired by the provost, to approve all reduction plans, and the committee has approved the athletic department's plan. Information on plans involving the other divisions of the College will be communicated during the winter term. (For complete online information on Dartmouth's current budget situation, see <www.dartmouth.edu/~news/budget/>).
Dartmouth faces challenges similar to other Division I institutions in attempting to balance a broad array of intercollegiate and recreational programs and the resources available for them.
Even with the elimination of men's and women's swimming and diving, Dartmouth will continue to offer one of the nation's most extensive Division I athletic programs with 32 varsity sports -- 15 men's, 15 women's and two coed -- involving opportunities for more than 900 student-athletes, while having one of the smallest enrollments in Division I with 4,300 undergraduates. The 324 Division I institutions sponsor an average of 19 varsity sports, have an average of 398 student-athletes, and have an average undergraduate enrollment of 9,224.
"This is a difficult decision, but we feel it is a decision that has the most promise for preserving the quality of our entire intercollegiate program," said Director of Athletics and Recreation JoAnn Harper.
"We have determined that it is better to eliminate one program than to ask all of our other intercollegiate teams to make sacrifices in their programs. By devoting our resources to a smaller number of programs, we will be better able to provide quality experiences for our athletes and teams."
Facilities were also considered in the decision. Dartmouth's Karl Michael Pool, which was on par with other Division I facilities when it opened in 1963, is now considered substandard in Division I swimming and diving. Bringing Dartmouth's aquatic facilities up to modern competitive standards would require an additional investment estimated at as much as $20-25 million, including the possible relocation of some other athletic facilities.
The discontinuation of the varsity swimming and diving programs will result in the elimination of three full-time coaching positions. The College will honor the remainder of the three current coaches' contracts through June 30, 2003. Under a policy established for employees displaced by budget reductions, the College will offer severance packages and job search support and counseling. The discontinuation will also eliminate a part-time assistant coaching position.
"We recognize the hardship this places on our coaches and students, and we are fully prepared to assist them in any way we can," noted Harper.
The program cut will affect a total of 53 student-athletes. Of the 26 men and 27 women currently competing on the respective varsity teams, three men and six women are seniors scheduled to graduate in June 2003. The elimination of the program also will affect prospective student-athletes who have applied for early-decision admission to the Dartmouth Class of 2007.
"There is never a good time for eliminating a program," said Harper, "but we feel the timing of this announcement, at the beginning of the 2002-03 season and at this stage in the admissions cycle, will allow current and prospective student-athletes the time to explore their options. We hope our students will remain at Dartmouth, and that the prospective students will choose to join the Dartmouth community."
"I appreciate the effort that the athletic department has put forth in facing this challenge and I support this decision," said Dean of the College James A. Larimore. "These choices are never easy. Josie Harper, her staff and I have carefully reviewed all the options available to us and ultimately, we believe, we made the best decision for the department to maintain the quality and integrity of our intercollegiate programs."
Dartmouth President James Wright said, "I am very disappointed that the current economic environment forces us to make decisions of this sort. I particularly regret the impact on our students and coaches. However, times like this require us to set priorities, and we must make some hard choices. I support Josie Harper and Jim Larimore in this difficult decision. Dartmouth will continue to move forward, and we will do everything we can to bolster Dartmouth's intercollegiate athletic program."
Swimming Teams Sweep Vermont
HANOVER, N.H. -- The Dartmouth College men's and women's swimming teams swept Vermont Sunday at Karl Michael Pool.
The Big Green men won, 133-43, while the women were, 156-84, winners.
Louis Fidel led the charge for the Big Green, as he had a pair of first-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.86 and in the 400-yard intermediate with a mark of 4:32.19. Yale Fillingham was also victorious in the 200-yard freestyle with his time of 1:45.00. In the 100-yard butterfly, Grant Chang won with a mark of 54.34.
For the women, Kate Brodie won the 3-meter diving event with a score of 238.90. In the 400-yard intermediate, Jennifer Kunkel took first with a mark of 4:43.20, while Cary Telander won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:59.72. Kristin Simunovich took first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.39 and Dana Charles won the 100-yard IM with a mark of 1:05.35.
The Big Green teams are scheduled to leave for its winter training trips to Hawaii on December 12.
Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002
DARTMOUTH MEN'S SWIMMING DEFEATED BY NAVY, BROWN
ANNAPOLIS, Md.-- In a double dual meet, Dartmouth's men's swimming team fell to Navy, 172-81, and to Brown, 126-117, Saturday at Navy.
Junior Tom Sanford helped lead the charge for the Big Green, finishing second behind a Navy swimmer in the 400 meter freestyle (4:08.74) and third in the 200 IM (2:10.69) behind a Navy and Brown competitor.
Freshman Yale Fillingham began his Dartmouth career on a high note, placing second in the 400 free (4:08.74) behind Navy and coming in at fourth in the 800 free behind a trio of Navy swimmers.
Freshman John Reidy finished second to Brown in the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:09.56, while freshman Chris Mudd placed third in the 200 back (2:10.82) behind a Brown and Navy competitor.
Juniors Dan Olson and Mike Tanana finished second and third behind Navy in one-meter diving, while Tanana was second and Olson fourth in three-meter diving.
Dartmouth next competes against UVM at home on Sunday, Nov. 24 beginning at 12 noon.
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