First NCAA team title for the College in 31 years
BARTLETT, NH — Good things come to those who wait.
After a 31 year NCAA team title drought, Dartmouth won the 2007 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Skiing Championships here Saturday, marking the first NCAA team title for the College since 1976.
The Big Green had solid performances by both men’s and women’s teams in the slalom event, besting the University of Denver by 50 points. In the final team standings, the Big Green stood atop the heap with 698 points; Denver was second with 648; Colorado, the 2006 champion, was third with 592.
â€œJust awesome great. I can’t think of any other way to put it,â€ said Director of Skiing Cami Thompson. â€œI’m so proud of every single one of them. We knew coming in to [the Championships] that there was an outside chance we could do it, and every single one of them performed as well as they possibly could.â€
For Dartmouth, it is the first team title since 1976, and the program’s third title overall since 1958. In all, nine student-athletes earned All America honors: Mann, Shields, Chodounsky and Weiss in Alpine skiing; and senior Sara Studebaker and Michael Sinnott and juniors Susan Dunklee, Elsa Sargent and Ben True in cross country racing.
For complete race results, see http://www.eisaskiing.org/BART/Results07/ncaa07.htm
Source: Dartmouth Skiing press release
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