Profiles in Greatness
Gillian Apps ’06, Tu’19
A player with a renowned hockey family lineage, Apps won three Olympic gold medals with Canada’s national team and two golds and five silvers in the world championships. The rugged forward thrived on making life miserable for opposing defenders. As a College senior Apps led the team in goals (30) and shots (158). She also holds the school record for career penalty minutes (281). “The goals didn’t have to be pretty, and I took a lot of pride in playing in all areas of the ice,” Apps says. “I wasn’t afraid to get into the corners and do some of the dirty work.” A psychology major, Apps won the Class of 1976 Award for most outstanding female varsity athlete and was both the Ivy League’s and the ECAC Hockey League’s player of the year. In 2018, Apps married her American rival, Meghan Duggan. The two elite skaters had squared off at the 2010 and 2014 Olympic finals, both won by Canada. “After I retired,” Apps says, “to then watch Meghan play in the 2018 Olympics, where they were able to get the gold, was a really unique experience.”
Rudy LaRusso ’59, TU’60
Big and fast, 6-foot-7 LaRusso is regarded as “one of the five best players in Ivy League history,” according to Ivy Hoops Online. Nicknamed “Roughhouse Rudy” and known for his rebounding, tight defense, and overall toughness, the forward and center was a five-time All Star in the NBA who reached the finals with the Los Angeles Lakers four times. As Dartmouth’s starting center, the economics major helped capture three Ivy championships and holds records for total rebounds (1,239) and rebounds per game (15.4). A two-time All-American and All-Ivy Leaguer, LaRusso once grabbed 32 rebounds in a game against Columbia to tie an Ivy record. The Minneapolis Lakers drafted him in the second round in 1959, the season before they moved west to Los Angeles. He became the second Lakers rookie to snag at least 20 rebounds in a single game. After eight years with the Lakers, LaRusso played two seasons for the San Francisco Warriors, where he set his NBA career-best average of 21.8 points per game and career-best free-throw average of .794 percent.
Robert ‘‘Red" Rolfe ’31
Following his illustrious time as an infielder on the Dartmouth baseball diamond, the Penacook, New Hampshire, native enjoyed a major league career right out of a storybook. The redhead, who grew up playing ball in sandlots and pastures, became an All-American in 1930 and 1931. After a couple of seasons in the New York Yankees minor league system, Rolfe came up to the majors to play shortstop and third base in 1934. He never looked back. In 1939, Rolfe led the majors in runs (139) and hits (213) while batting .329. He led the league in triples (15) in 1936 and plate appearances in 1937 (741). He was leadoff batter for the American League in the 1937 All-Star game and was named to the All-Star team for the next three seasons. Rolfe batted .284 in postseason appearances, helping to power the Yankees to four consecutive World Series titles from 1936 to 1939. He won his fifth World Series in 1941, when the Yankees beat their crosstown rivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers, in five games.
Kyle Hendricks ’12
“The Professor” was an All-American his freshman year. The Texas Rangers selected him in the eighth round of the 2011 MLB draft, and he made his major league debut in 2014 with the Chicago Cubs. Two years later he helped the club win its first World Series in 108 years in a seven-game tilt against the Cleveland Indians.
Cherie Piper ’06
Piper won three consecutive Olympic gold medals playing forward for Team Canada, her final one coming at the 2010 games in Vancouver, where the women took the gold on their home ice. Known for grittiness and a knack for managing the puck in heavy traffic, Piper scored 40 goals and 78 assists in her five years with the national team. Despite missing a dozen games as a sophomore while playing for Canada, she racked up 36 points that year, and the following year led the Big Green with 60. As a senior, the sociology major tore her ACL in a December game against Providence. “It was a such a loud pop, you felt like everyone in the arena heard it,” she says. After missing 11 games Piper played out the season wearing a brace and finished second on the team in assists. “Had it been in my freshman year I would have opted for surgery right away,” she says, “but obviously you’ve been there for four years, the team and the program mean a lot to you, so I just wanted to finish out the year.”
Myles Lane ’28
Ice Hockey, Football
This triple threat lettered in hockey, football, and baseball, and he went on to an exceptional professional career in hockey. He was the first American collegiate athlete to play in the NHL. In football, Lane played halfback on Dartmouth’s 1925 national championship team. He led Dartmouth in scoring for three years and led the nation in 1927. His career 48 touchdowns and total points (307) still stand as the school’s all-time records. On the ice, he was a prolific defenseman who captained Dartmouth’s 1927-28 squad. Lane, who signed with the New York Rangers after graduation and later played for the Boston Bruins, saw his name etched into the Stanley Cup after they won the NHL championship in 1929. He later coached football at Boston University and Harvard. Inducted into both the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame, Lane went on to a career in law. As U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, he prosecuted Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. He later worked as an associate justice with the appellate division of the New York Supreme Court.
Lauren Holleran ’95
Her friends and teammates called Holleran “The Bear.” The Dartmouth called her “perhaps the best women’s lacrosse player ever to grace the Hanover Plain.” No surprise: Holleran holds the College’s all-time record for goals in a single game (10), which she scored against Holy Cross in 1993. Named All-Time All-Ivy League three times, the 5-foot-4 attacker was also an All-American four years in a row. In 1995—when the lacrosse team clinched the Ivy League championship but fell to Princeton in the NCAA semis—Holleran won the Class of 1976 Award and Ivy League Women’s Player of the Year honors. The psychology major is second all-time in goals (199) and career points scored (243), and she’s third in assists (50).
Bill Riley ’46
A winger with an aptitude for bagging goals in bunches—he had two five-goal games, a four-goal game, and 10 hat tricks during his College career—Riley logged staggering numbers on the ice. The all-time top goal-scorer in school history, Riley scored 118 goals in just 71 games between 1942 and 1948. (Riley served in the military following his freshman year before returning to Dartmouth.) He owns four other records that have stood for decades: most career assists (110), most career points (228), most points in a season (78), and most assists in a season (41). Riley was one of a trio of brothers who starred for Dartmouth in the 1940s. Bill and older brother Jack ’44 played together on the 1946-47 team. Bill played with younger sibling Joe ’49 on the 1947-48 and 1948-49 teams—both of which came up short in the NCAA championships. All three brothers are in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
Gretchen (Ulion) Silverman ’94
An Olympic gold medalist and Dartmouth’s all-time leading scorer with 189 goals, Silverman was a two-time Ivy League Player of the Year and her team’s captain as a senior. She also still holds the school record for most goals in a game (eight) and in a season (49). In the 1998 Winter Olympics Silverman scored the first-ever goal in an Olympic women’s ice hockey gold medal game and was featured on a Wheaties box that year.
Chiharu ‘‘Chick" Igaya ’57
Japan’s only alpine skier to win an Olympic medal, Igaya took the silver in the slalom at the 1956 Winter Games in Cortina, Italy. Three years earlier, during his Dartmouth admissions interview with President John Sloan Dickey ’29, Igaya politely replied “Yes, sir” when asked if he was familiar with the sport. Dickey had no idea the pro skier had represented his home country in the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway—or what lay ahead. In 1954 Igaya won the U.S. national slalom championship in Aspen, Colorado. During the next three years, in addition to his Olympic silver, he won six individual NCAA championship titles—still more than any collegiate skier. He won four more National Ski Association championship races between 1955 and 1960. In 1957, the geography major received the Dartmouth Cup, which The Dartmouth annually awarded “to the senior athlete who on and off the field reflects the greatest credit to the College.” Igaya made his third Olympics appearance in 1960, and in 1971 the U.S. Ski Association inducted him into its Hall of Fame.
Sandy Bryan Weatherall ’83
“Sandy is one of the most exciting lacrosse players,” one of Weatherall’s coaches told DAM in 1982. “She is one of the top 12 lacrosse players in the U.S.” As the youngest-ever player on the roster, Weatherall had just helped the U.S. national team win the World Cup. A two-time All-American and team co-captain at Dartmouth, the history major earned the Class of 1976 Award in 1983. She notched 127 goals and 168 points during her College career, which places her in the all-time top 10 in both categories for women’s lacrosse. Weatherall competed in two more World Cups, including another championship win in 1989. She is credited with introducing the sport to the Czech Republic, where she conducted clinics and mentored athletes for several years. Weatherall was inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2006.
Ben True ’08
Track & Field, Cross Country, Nordic Skiing
True competed in three sports—cross country, Nordic skiing, and track—for four years and earned All-American honors in each. He helped the ski team to two NCAA championships, won the Ivy League men’s cross-country championship three times, and in 2007 became the first Dartmouth athlete to run a mile in under 4 minutes. The art history major also set the school record in the men’s 1,500-meter run (3:40.17). He turned pro in 2009 and turned in victories at the 2011 and 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships as well as the U.S. Track and Field 5K and 10K Road Running Championships in 2011. In 2016 True became the first American to win the Beach to Beacon 10K road race. In 2015 Outside asked if he might be “America’s Next Running Hero,” and The New York Times published an extensive feature on him prior to his 2021 New York City Marathon debut. True finished seventh (2:12:53)—prompting speculation that he still hasn’t reached his full potential.
Sarah Devens ’96
Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse
Nicknamed “The Devil,” Devens captained all three varsity teams and led the lacrosse and ice hockey squads to Ivy League titles. She also was named All-American in lacrosse, twice first-team All-Ivy League in field hockey, second-team All-Ivy in ice hockey, and ECAC Rookie of the Year and Ivy League Rookie of the Year in ice hockey.
Ted Murphy ’94
The two-time Olympian finished fifth at the 1996 Games in Atlanta for men’s coxed eight and then won silver for men’s pair at the 2000 Sydney, Australia, Olympics. He became an international champion, winning gold at the 1999 Pan American Games in the eight. A U.S. Rowing Hall of Famer, Murphy was also on Dartmouth’s national championship team in 1992 and an All-American in 1994. He competed in four World Rowing Championships.
Katharine Ogden ’21
As Ogden recalls, she started skiing and walking at almost the same time. The Nordic skiing standout demolished the field in her first 5K classic as a freshman at the 2018 NCAA Skiing Championships—winning by almost 47 seconds—and taking the 15K freestyle handily as well. Ogden was the first Big Green skier in 56 years to win two NCAA titles in the same year.
Jack Shea ’34
In 1932 Shea became the first American to win multiple gold medals at a single Winter Olympics, skating to victory in both the 500-meter and 1,500-meter races in his hometown of Lake Placid, New York. The U.S. Speedskating Hall of Famer won the U.S. national overall title and the North American overall speed skating championship in the 1930s.
Annie Kakela ’92
Olympic rower Kakela, a freshman walk-on, was named in 1992 to the Collegiate Academic All-American first team. From 1992 to 1996 she competed on the U.S. national team, which earned silver medals at the 1993 and 1994 world championships and gold in 1995. The team finished fourth overall in the women’s eight at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Mike Remlinger ’88
As a sophomore, the left-handed pitcher led the nation with a 1.59 ERA. The San Francisco Giants chose him in the first round of the 1987 amateur draft, which led to his 14-year career in Major League Baseball, playing with the Giants, the New York Mets, the Cincinnati Reds, the Atlanta Braves, the Chicago Cubs, and the Boston Red Sox. The All-American still holds Dartmouth’s records for career wins (22), career complete games (22), and strikeouts in a career (337) and season (132).
Katie McEachern ’16
McEachern knocked it out of the park. Dubbed “the Big Bat in the Dartmouth lineup” by The Dartmouth, she was Ivy League Rookie of the Year as a freshman and Ivy League Player of the Year her junior and senior years. In the shortstop’s final season, she batted .442 with 53 hits, 33 RBIs, 16 multi-hit games, and a 15-game hitting streak, and she led the team in slugging (.833), on-base percentage (.547), runs scored (38), and home runs (12). McEachern earned NFCA Northeast All-Region first-team honors in 2016 from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and was a second-team selection a year earlier. The anthropology major also earned the Kenneth Archibald Prize in recognition of her all-around athletic achievement and high standing in scholarship. After three seasons as an assistant softball coach at Fordham University, in 2021 McEachern joined her former Dartmouth coach, Shannon Doepking, on the softball coaching staff at Syracuse.
Ariana Ramsey ’22
Rugby is a contact sport—unless they can’t catch you. Former track athlete Ramsey took up rugby in high school on a whim and has left a lot of hopeful tacklers grasping air ever since. At Dartmouth, Ramsey plays wing and scrum half. “My job is to score, literally,” she says. “It’s about speed and footwork.” After scoring two tries her freshman year, Ramsey stood out as a sophomore, ending up first in tries (10) and second in points (50). Last year Ramsey made the U.S. rugby sevens Olympic team—the first Big Green player in program history to represent the United States at the Olympics. In Tokyo, the pace of the matches surprised her. “These girls were really, really fast. I had to stay focused,” Ramsey recalls. Despite increased intensity, the economics major scored a try in her very first Olympic match, a 17-7 victory over Japan. “It was surreal and something I will never forget.” Ramsey tore her ACL in the next match, which knocked her out of the Olympics and has kept her out of action since, but she plans to be back on the pitch by the end of the year. “I’m so, so ready.”
Courtney Banghart ’00
The prolific long-range shooter amassed 273 three-pointers as a starting point guard, carrying her team to two Ivy League championships. She is the all-time leading three-point shooter in the Ivy League, along with Jeannie Cullen ’06, who tied her record in 2006. In 1999, Banghart earned the Ed Seitz Award as the nation’s top three-point specialist, after a season in which she nailed 97. The neuroscience major earned the Class of 1976 Award in 2000 and was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. Not bad for someone Dartmouth originally recruited to play soccer. Head coach of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Tar Heels since 2019, Banghart previously led Princeton’s Tigers to their first NCAA tournament in 2007 and swept the Ivy League with a 14-0 record in 2010. During the next decade, Princeton won seven Ivy League championships and made it to eight NCAA tournaments. In 2015 Banghart won the Naismith College Coach of the Year Award after notching a 30-0 regular season record, the longest winning streak in all of Division I basketball.
Mustafa Abdur-Rahim ’04, TH’06
Track & Field
A four-time All-American, Abdur-Rahim is Dartmouth’s all-time best decathlete. He set school records in the 100-meter and 55-meter hurdles, as well as the 60-meter dash, and he ranks among Dartmouth’s top five in nine individual events and two relays. In 2004 he broke an Ivy League decathlon record that had stood for 19 years. The engineering major competed in two Olympic trials, finishing sixth overall in 2004—highest that year for any collegiate decathlete. Accolades piled up for “Moose,” including Ivy League Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004, the Alfred E. Watson Trophy for the most outstanding male athlete in 2003, and the Kenneth Archibald Prize in 2004. In 2007, he placed first with 7,760 points in the Thorpe Cup decathlon, an annual team match that pits the United States against Germany. The following year he finished third at the same event with 8,175 points—performing in scorching temperatures that topped out at 114 degrees.
Earl Thomson, Class of 1920
Track & Field
The Canadian won Olympic gold competing in the 110-meter hurdles at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics, where he also qualified for long jump. He won the NCAA, AAU, and IC4A championship titles in 120-yard hurdles. Thomson was the first athlete to break 15 seconds in the high hurdles, setting a world record of 14.8 seconds in 1916.
Charlotte “Carlie” Geer ’80
Geer earned a silver medal in 1984 at the Los Angeles Olympics. She had qualified for the 1980 Moscow Olympics—with her sister, Judy Geer ’75, Th’83, they were to be the first sisters to row together in a double scull for Team USA. They did not compete because of the U.S. boycott. As a member of the U.S. national team, Geer competed at three world championships.
Madison Hughes ’15
A standout for Dartmouth’s rugby sevens, Hughes was on the all-tournament team for the winning squad at the 2012 Collegiate Rugby Championship. Hughes is also the top all-time scorer for the U.S. men’s rugby sevens and captained the team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens, and the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.
Katie Weatherston ’06
A forward for Team Canada, Weatherston scored the game-winning goal in the 2006 Winter Olympics semifinal win over Finland en route to taking the gold medal. At Dartmouth she was named to the All-Ivy and ECAC rookie teams. Weatherston is a member of the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.
Bob MacLeod ’39
Fighter pilot, football star, and publishing executive, MacLeod was the ultimate teammate. On the gridiron, the seemingly indestructible MacLeod didn’t miss a snap in three seasons because of injury. He was “the greatest competitive athlete I’ve ever coached,” declared Dartmouth coach Earl “Red” Blaik—who later coached an Army team that went unbeaten for three years. Adversaries agreed. In addition to making 14 different All-America teams, MacLeod was named to the All-Opponent team of every foe Dartmouth faced in 1937 and 1938, when the rampaging halfback averaged nearly 6 yards a carry. MacLeod played one season for the Chicago Bears under the formidable George Halas and scored four touchdowns before joining the Marines to fight in the Pacific theater during World War II. After the war MacLeod worked with the Hearst Corp., where he directed advertising for more than a dozen popular magazines. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1977.
Cha’Mia Rothwell ’20
Track & Field
A sprinter from Durham, North Carolina, Rothwell holds six Dartmouth records in women’s track and field. The psychology major also earned the Class of 1976 Award and the Kenneth Archibald Prize. Rothwell won nine Ivy League Heptagonal titles, scorching the 60-meter hurdles track to win the event every year she competed. Rothwell says her most memorable win at the Heps was the 60-meter hurdles as a sophomore. “I had set the record as a freshman but felt the need not just to repeat but better my record that year,” Rothwell says. And she did. “The atmosphere was amazing, and winning on our home turf at Dartmouth, I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.” For a sprinter, pressure is a given. What matters for Rothwell—the College’s third-fastest all-time runner in the women’s 100-meter dash—is how you use it. “The big thing for me is repetition in practice, so I can let my body do what it’s going to do naturally. Then I try to feed off the environment and use it to my advantage.”
Jim Beattie ’76
After earning All New England honors in 1974, Beattie went on to a nine-year major league career with the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners, from 1978 to 1986. Pitching for the Yankees, Beattie won Game 1 of the 1978 American League Championship series against the Kansas City Royals and earned a complete game victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series—the first Ivy Leaguer to pitch a complete-game win in the Fall Classic. Beattie also holds the Dartmouth record for career shutouts (five).
Susan Johnson Bower ’85
A two-time ECAC Player of the Year and an All-American in 1985, Bower won the New England intercollegiate championship three times and was named team MVP all four seasons. She went on to coach golf at Tulane in 1992 and took her team to the NCAA championship for the first time in 2005. A few months later, Hurricane Katrina forced the New Orleans school to suspend play for her program and seven other sports.
Jack Herrick ’60
Described as “more influential globally than any other American” when he was inducted in the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame in 2012, Herrick captained the U.S. men’s team at four world championships in the 1980s. He won the 45s World Masters in 1983, becoming the first American to win a world singles title. He served as president of U.S. Squash and chairman of the World Professional Squash Association.
Taylor Ng ’17
Ng holds the school record for both singles and doubles matches won in women’s tennis. The 2016-17 winner of the Kenneth Archibald Prize for the best all-around athlete, Ng is now climbing the ranks of the World Tennis Association and made it to the quarterfinals of the International Tennis Foundation tournament in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in June.
Brad Ausmus ’91
The three-time Gold Glove winner played for the San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, and Los Angeles Dodgers. While he was not selected until the 48th round of the 1987 draft, he played in the majors longer than any of the 1,150 players drafted ahead of him. When he wrapped up his 18-year playing career in 2010, the right-handed catcher ranked third in major league history with 12,839 putouts and seventh in games caught (1,938).
Maribel Sanchez Souther ’96
Cross Country, Track & Field
Souther was one of the best runners in College history. A four-time All-American and seven-time Ivy League Heptagonal champion, she won the USA Junior Nationals in cross country in 1994, served as captain for two years, and led the team to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA championships in 1996. Souther qualified for the 2000 Olympic trials in the 5,000-meter race and later returned to Dartmouth to coach women’s cross country and track and field for eight seasons.
Edward Healey, Class of 1918
The College’s only Pro Football Hall of Famer, Healey played three seasons at Dartmouth and went on to become one of the best linemen in the early days of the NFL. He played guard, tackle, and end for the Rock Island Independents from 1920 to 1922 and then—as the first player in NFL history to be sold to another team—for the Chicago Bears from 1922 to 1927. Healey, who never endured a losing season in the NFL, is on the NFL’s 1920s All-Decade Team.
Peter Williamson ’12
Williamson is one of only two Ivy players to win three individual league championships. He was named Ivy League Rookie and Player of the Year as a freshman, and in his senior year he won the Ivy title by eight strokes and was a unanimous Ivy Player of the Year—for the third time. A PING All-American and four-time All-Ivy honoree, Williamson captained the team his final two years. In 2012, after winning the North & South Amateur championship and the Southern Amateur championship—by sinking a 25-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff—he qualified for his third U.S. Amateur championship.
Allison Barlow ’86
Lacrosse, Field Hockey
A two-time All-American in lacrosse, Barlow was in the first class of lacrosse players recruited by Hall of Fame coach and former athletics director Josie Harper. Barlow was First-Team All-Ivy for three years in lacrosse and two in field hockey, and as Ivy Player of the Year she led the Big Green to its first Ivy women’s lacrosse title in 1986.
Jim Barton ’89
A 6-foot-4 forward, Barton made Ivy history by scoring 2,158 points—second only to Princeton’s Bill Bradley. Barton holds school records for career field goals (761), field goal attempts (1,630), and free-throw percentage (89.5), along with single-season records for points (636), three-pointers (98), three-point attempts (226), and free-throw percentage (94.2). The triple threat made at least one three-pointer in 65 consecutive games. Barton went on to play pro ball in the German Bundesliga.
Ashley Taylor ’07
The 5-foot-11 Tennessean led Dartmouth to two Ivy League championships and was named Ivy League Player of the Year in 2007. Winner of the Kenneth Archibald Prize and a unanimous First-Team All-Ivy selection, she never missed a game, breaking the school record for most games played (113) and setting records for free throws made in a game, season, and career (493). The point guard’s stats are well-rounded: She ranks sixth all-time in points (1,428), fifth in assists (324), and eighth in three-pointers (119).
Ben Lovejoy ’06
The 6-foot-2 defenseman turned down a contract offer from the Montreal Canadiens to stay in school but went on to play for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, and Dallas Stars. In 2016 he and his Penguins teammates hoisted the Stanley Cup as NHL champions.
Erin Maxwell ’01
A member of the U.S. sailing team from 1999 to 2011, Maxwell ranked No. 1 in the world and captured the women’s 470 Olympic class World Cup championship in 2008, but just missed qualifying for the 2008 Games. As a student she led Dartmouth to first place at the 2000 Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association women’s nationals and was named an All-American four times. In 2001 Maxwell also was named a Co-ed All-American skipper—at that time only the 11th woman so honored in the male-dominated sport.
Denny Emerson ’63
Emerson rode in 53 seasons of competition, including 45 of eventing, which comprises dressage, cross country, and stadium jumping. He was named the U.S. Eventing Association’s Rider of the Year in 1972, and he rode on the first U.S. equestrian team to win the World Championships in 1974. Emerson is the only rider to win both an international gold medal and the Tevis Cup Buckle for endurance riding. He made the team for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, but his horse suffered an injury and couldn’t compete. Emerson won the National Open three months later.
Jeannie Cullen ’06
A member of the hallowed 1,000-point club, Cullen scored 1,481 points in her Dartmouth career, averaging 13.2 points per game. Cullen is the fifth-leading all-time scorer among Dartmouth women, and she is tied for most three-pointers with 273. The sharpshooting guard led the team to Ivy titles in 2005 and 2006, when Dartmouth beat Brown and Princeton in consecutive playoff games to break a three-way tie.
Gus Sonnenberg, Class of 1920
Sonnenberg, a 5-foot-6, 196-pound wrecking ball out of Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula, was one of Dartmouth’s more colorful athletes. He played tackle for the football team before transferring to the University of Detroit, achieving the rare feat of All-American status at two schools. He played six seasons in the NFL and won a title with the Providence Steam Rollers in 1928. Sonnenberg never wrestled at Dartmouth, but he deployed his signature “flying tackle” move to become the first World Heavyweight Champion of the National Wrestling Association in 1929.
Laura Stacey ’16
With her native Team Canada, two-time Olympian Stacey won silver in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, losing to Team U.S.A. in a crushing 3-2 shootout. Stacey and team got their revenge in the 2022 Beijing Olympics, beating the U.S. 3-2 to win the gold with an undefeated record. She captained the Big Green her senior year and won First-Team All-Ivy honors. In the Canadian Women's Hockey League, Stacey was named to the All-Star team her first year, and later scored the game-winning goal in overtime to win the Clarkson Cup with her team.
Bob Kempainen ’88
Cross Country, Track & Field
The two-time Olympian ran in the NCAA Cross Country Championship four years in a row, leading Dartmouth to a second-place finish in 1986 and 1987. He helped the track-and-field team notch its first Heptagonal Championship title in 1988, and in 1990 he won the U.S. National Cross-Country Championship. For the next six years Kempainen balanced medical school with marathons at two Olympics, Barcelona in 1992 and Atlanta in 1996. In 1994 he set a national record (2:08:47) at the Boston Marathon.
Jayne Daigle Jones ’86
As a freshman, Daigle won Ivy Rookie of the Year honors and led Dartmouth to the Ivy title and into the NCAA tournament, averaging a double-double with 17.5 points and 11.5 rebounds. A rare, four-year First-Team All-Ivy Leaguer, Daigle ruled the paint as a 6-foot-3 center. She is third in school scoring with 1,846 points, second in points per game (18.8), and second in career rebounds (1,015). As a senior Daigle led Dartmouth to another Ivy title and won Ivy Player of the Year.
J. Murry Bowden ’71
The “Reckless Rover” made big defensive plays and ranged all over the field from his linebacker position. He willed the Big Green to the Ivy title in his junior and senior seasons. With six shutouts and a 9-0 record in 1970, the team ranked among the nation’s top 20 and the defense ranked in the top 10. A two-time All-American who also won a Watson Trophy, Bowden entered the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.
Anthony Fahden ’08
A two-time Olympian, the California native is “perhaps the most notable alumnus” of the Big Green lightweight crew, according to a 2020 story in The Dartmouth. After leading his eight boat to victory in the stroke seat at the 2007 Eastern Sprints Championship, Fahden went on to row lightweight fours for Team USA at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. He’s taken to the water in six World Championships, with a best finish of second in lightweight eights in 2009.
Bill King ’63
King quarterbacked the legendary Big Green machine that bulldozed its way to an undefeated 9-0 record in 1962, the first perfect season since 1925. Besides leading the passing attack, he rushed for 14 touchdowns and 510 yards. King was one of those rare athletes who achieved First-Team All-Ivy honors in two sports—football in 1961 and 1962, and lacrosse in 1963. He was an All-American in lacrosse.
Devon Wills ’06
A four-time All-Ivy League and three-time All-American goalkeeper with 538 college career saves, Wills helped Dartmouth advance to the final game of the NCAA Championship in 2006. As Team USA’s goalie from 2007 to 2017, the Colorado native tended net for three World Cup wins. In 2014, Wills became the first woman to play in men’s Major League Lacrosse, and in 2016 she was the second pick in the inaugural United Women’s Lacrosse League draft. She led her team to a league championship and later helped create the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League. Wills now coaches at Harvard.
Pollack Boyd, Class of 1922
This All-American was Dartmouth’s team captain from 1920 to 1922 and led the loopers to the 1921 national team championship. The next year he won the individual championship. He was selected to play on the 1920 Olympic foursome with Bobby Jones, but the team never got a chance to play—a lack of entrants led to the event’s cancellation. Boyd was a four-time Tennessee amateur champion and is a member of the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame. The Honors Course golf club in Chattanooga annually awards college scholarships in Boyd’s name to caddies and club employees.
Gus Broberg ’41
The 6-foot-1 forward was a “scoring sensation,” according to DAM archives. The three-time All-American was the first Ivy player to lead the league in scoring for three seasons, averaging more than 14 points a game his junior and senior years. Broberg, who lost his right arm in a plane crash as a Marine Corps fighter pilot in the Pacific during World War II, later became a lawyer and judge.
Tanner Glass ’07
Hailing from Craven, Saskatchewan—population 214—Glass was a tough forward who captained the Big Green as a senior. He debuted as an NHL rookie in 2007 with the Florida Panthers and helped the Vancouver Canucks to the 2011 Stanley Cup finals. The notorious brawler played 11 seasons for six teams and ended his career playing for Boxers de Bordeaux in France. He now works for the New York Rangers as assistant director of player development.
Emil Mosbacher ’43
“Bus” led the sailing team to two Intercollegiate championships, in 1941 and 1942, and he won two America’s Cup races, in 1962 and 1967. “The other boats actually are scared of him,” a competitor told Sports Illustrated, which named Mosbacher “the finest helmsman of our time.” A New Yorker and Navy veteran, he balanced office work in Manhattan with yacht racing, and in the 1950s he won eight consecutive Long Island Sound season championships in his class.
Tim Caldwell ’76
Four-time Olympian Caldwell first competed at age 17 in Sapporo, Japan, in 1972, and then in 1976, 1980, and 1984. He was part of the 1976 relay team in Innsbruck, Austria, that placed sixth in the 4-by-10-kilometer relay. He competed in three world championships and raced on the World Cup circuit. He won seven U.S. national titles, including one at each of the four distances from 15-kilometer to 50-kilometer, as well as several relay titles.
Sophie Caldwell Hamilton ’12
In 2012 Ski Racing Magazine named this five-time All-American its Collegiate Nordic Skier of the Year. She raced 13 times on the collegiate circuit and finished among the top three in all but one race, including second place in a 15-kilometer classic at the 2012 NCAA championships, when judges needed more than 10 minutes to determine who had won the tight race. Caldwell Hamilton competed in two Olympics, in PyeongChang, South Korea, in 2018 and Sochi, Russia, in 2014. In 2016 she became the second U.S. woman to win a World Cup race and the first U.S. skier to win a World Cup classic sprint.
Paul Guibord ’36
Ice Hockey, Tennis
In his first outing against a major rival, Guibord scored two goals and led his team to a 3-1 victory over Yale, ending a seven-year drought against the Bulldogs. The forward, who became the first Big Green player to record 100 career points, earned All-American honors in hockey for three seasons running. He was tapped to compete in the 1936 Olympics but declined because he didn’t want to miss school. He was selected again for the 1940 Games—which never happened because of war. Guibord was also a tennis star for the Big Green, attaining a No. 6 national ranking and All-American honors. The New England Tennis Hall of Fame inducted him in 1991.
Andrew “Swede” Oberlander, Class of 1926
The All-American halfback and passer led his team to an undefeated national championship in 1925. He passed for 14 touchdowns and ran for 12, timing himself on long pass plays by reciting these words before he threw the ball: “Ten thousand Swedes jumped out of the weeds at the Battle of Copenhagen.” Oberlander, who still holds the College record for touchdown passes in a game (6), is in the College Football Hall of Fame. He was head coach at Wesleyan from 1930 to 1933.
Robert Merriam ’48
Merriam was a three-sport athlete and Kenneth Archibald Prize winner who captained both the lacrosse and soccer squads as a senior. A first-team All-American in lacrosse as a freshman, he left Dartmouth to serve in the U.S. Navy. Upon his return, Merriam was yet again a lacrosse All-American. As a senior he helped the team romp to an 11-3-0 record.
Ann Deacon ’83
Four seasons, four Ivy League titles, four times First-Team All-Ivy—Deacon knew how to win. Dartmouth lost only three conference games in her career and went undefeated against Ivy rivals in the 1980-81 season. Praised as a strong-willed competitor with a Swiss Army knife skill set, the 5-foot-7 guard was also a cool customer who could drain the pressure shot. Case in point was the women’s first postseason tournament game, in 1981 against Massachusetts, where Deacon scored the last six points in overtime to seal a win. Deacon was Ivy Rookie of the Year in 1980 and shared Ivy Player of the Year honors with Gail (Koziara) Boudreaux ’82 the following year.
Ralph Glaze, Class of 1906
Born in 1881 in Denver, Glaze was a right-handed hurler who holds the second-best season ERA at Dartmouth (1.78). As a pro, Glaze pitched for three seasons with the Boston Americans/Red Sox franchise. In football, Glaze, a 5-foot-8 end and halfback, was on the field as Dartmouth spoiled the inaugural game at Harvard’s new stadium on November 14, 1903, by beating the Crimson for the first time. He earned All-American accolades in 1904 and 1905.
Paul Mott ’80
Team captain Mott was an All-American and a two-time First-Team All-Ivy selection. The NASL Tampa Bay Rowdies selected him in the first round of the 1979 draft, and he was a regular during the team’s 1980-81 indoor season. Mott then spent a season as a starter with New York United of the American Soccer League until a chronic ankle injury ended his career. He has worked for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 1996 Summer Olympics, Major League Soccer, and the NBA.
John Glover ’55
A three-time All-American and two-time Watson Trophy winner, Glover set more than 35 records in the 50-, 100-, and 220-yard freestyle and the 150-yard individual medley. As a senior, Glover won the Eastern Intercollegiate 50-yard freestyle championship, smashing two records and setting a meet mark, and he won the National Amateur Athletic Union’s 100-yard freestyle championship. A year after graduation, the 22-year-old star tragically died after suffering a ruptured pancreas while training for Olympic tryouts.
Kristin (Manwaring) McGee ’96
Track & Field, Cross Country
A two-time All-American in track and First-Team All-Ivy in both track and cross country, Manwaring contributed to two of her team’s victories at the Heptagonal Cross-Country Championships, placing second behind teammate Maribel Sanchez Souther ’96 in each race. The New York native also ran in the NCAA Cross Country Championships those two seasons, helping Dartmouth to a historic fifth-place team finish in 1996. A winner of the Kenneth Archibald Prize, she holds the fourth-fastest school records in the women’s 1,500-meter (4:16.23) and mile (4:41.89).
Bill Morton ’32
Football, Ice Hockey
The star quarterback, “Air Mail” earned All-American honors in football and hockey. “His hard running, twisting, and pivoting gave us many moments of anxiety,” said Stanford coach Pop Warner. “He’s one of the finest players I have ever seen.” In 1956 Sports Illustrated gave Morton a Silver Anniversary All-America Award, and in 1972 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Ellen Remsen Webb ’80
Lacrosse, Field Hockey
Remsen was a First-Team All-Ivy player in field hockey (1979) and lacrosse (1980), a member of the national lacrosse team in 1979, and an All-American in 1980. In field hockey she was the team’s top scorer as a sophomore and shared the lead as a junior.
Andrew Weibrecht ’09
“He’s called ‘Warhorse,’ but the downhiller and 2010 bronze medalist is really just a speed freak,” DAM said of Weibrecht in 2014. That year, the Super-G specialist took home a silver medal from the winter Olympics in Sochi. In 2018 he represented Team USA in PyeongChang. The Lake Placid, New York, native continues to ski at Whiteface Mountain and serves on the board of the New York Ski Education Foundation.
Carolyne Steele ’03
Field Hockey, Ice Hockey
The two-time All-American in field hockey earned First-Team All-Ivy selections three years in a row and finished her career with 60 points scored, good for ninth on Dartmouth’s all-time list. As a forward on the ice, she contributed to an Ivy Championship, an ECAC Championship, and a Frozen Four appearance. Steele received the Kenneth Archibald Prize in 2003.
Zack Walz ’98
“The Blade” was a stalwart at linebacker for three stellar squads, including the undefeated team of 1996. He was a three-time unanimous First-Team All-Ivy Leaguer and an All-American in 1997. He’s third in career tackles with 356. In 1998 Waltz became the first Dartmouth player drafted into the NFL in 20 years. He went on to play four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals alongside his high school friend Pat Tillman.
Cameron Myler ’92
In 1992 the four-time Olympian sledder earned her best finish (fifth) in the women’s single event in Albertville, France, and two years later teammates elected her to carry the American flag during opening ceremonies at the 1994 Games in Lillehammer, Norway. Myler won the first of seven national championships at age 16 and won 11 World Cup medals. She was U.S. Female Luge Athlete of the Year nine times.
Dalyn Williams ’16
Williams holds a hoard of all-time passing records for Dartmouth, and several can safely be written with a Sharpie. He is first in career completions (620), total yards gained (7,458), and passing completion percentage in a game (.920). The latter record came in a 2015 game against Penn, when Williams connected on 23 of 25 passes for 336 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions. Besides a lethal passing touch, Williams kept defenses on edge as a running threat, gaining 1,494 career yards on the ground—the most ever for a Big Green quarterback.
Gerry Ashworth ’63
Track & Field
This New England sprinter won a gold medal at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, where he ran the second leg of the U.S.’s record-breaking 4-by-100-meter relay. The following year he struck gold in the four-man relay at the seventh Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv, Israel. As a student, Ashworth had tied the world record in the 60-yard dash (6.1 seconds) in 1961. The following year he won the Ivy League Heptagonal 100-yard title in 9.4 seconds, still Dartmouth’s second-fastest time.
Lucky Mkosana ’12
The Zimbabwean footballer rewrote the record books as he led the way to Big Green’s 2011 Ivy title. The school’s all-time leader in points (70) and goals (34) was a four-time Ivy First-Teamer and the 2011 Ivy Player of the Year. As a freshman Mkosana led the league in points (24) and goals (11) and was a unanimous Rookie of the Year. Mkosana began his pro career with the Michigan Bucks in 2011 and now plays for the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Judy Parish Oberting ’91
A three-time All-Ivy skater, Parish Oberting holds school records for most points in a game (12) and most assists in a game (8), season (55), and career (126). She competed on the U.S. National Team in the first 1990 IIHF Women’s World Championship. Parish Oberting went on to coach the Big Green’s women’s team from 1998 to 2003, winning two Ivy championships and National Coach of the Year honors (2000). She led the team to a 114-40-8 career record and four straight 20-win seasons.
Avery Gould ’30
“Red” Gould was “one of Dartmouth’s all-time great lacrosse players,” according to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which inducted the three-time All-American in 1966. As a gymnast he was a national champion in tumbling in 1929 and 1930, and he captained the gymnastics team in 1930. He also paddled in the International Canoe Championship in 1927.
Liz Walter ’89
In her three seasons at Dartmouth, Walter was an All-American, Ivy League Rookie of the Year, and Ivy Player of the Year twice. The 6-foot forward captained the team to two Ivy League championships and led the league in scoring and rebounding as a sophomore. She was First-Team All-Ivy in basketball and track and field. Walter quit the team her senior year and traveled to Costa Rica and Jamaica for grad work in biology. “I gave up my senior season to live in a jungle,” she explained.
Isiah Swann ’20
A cornerback who played in almost every Big Green football game from 2016 to 2019, Swann earned a slew of All-American and All-Ivy honors and stands as the school’s all-time leader with 17 interceptions and four pick-sixes. His final theft was key to Dartmouth’s win over Brown for the 2019 Ivy Championship. He also played in the East-West Shrine Bowl game, the first Big Green player to do so in 16 years.
Katharine (Hanks) Loveland ’03
Second in all-time scoring among Dartmouth women, Hanks racked up 1,870 points in 107 games with the Big Green. In her debut, Hanks made a statement with a double-double, scoring 30 and snatching 11 rebounds against Kent State. Named Ivy League Rookie of the Year, the 6-foot-1 center/forward was First-Team All-Ivy three years running.
Dominic Seiterle ’98
A Montreal, Canada, native who captained heavyweight crew his senior year, Seiterle went on to row in two Olympics. He won gold in 2008 with the Canadian men’s eight in Beijing, China. His crew had to put a jinx to rest: In 35 years, no team had followed a World Championship with Olympic gold. Done. Seiterle had made his Olympic debut for Team Canada in 2000 in Sydney, Australia, where he placed 13th in the double sculls. After missing 2004 for health reasons, he was brought back to the national team in 2008—to row in the six-seat, known as the boat’s “engine room.”
Casey Cramer ’04
An All-American tight end in 2002, Cramer is Dartmouth’s career touchdown receptions leader (21). The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted him in 2004, and he pounded out a five-season pro career as a running back and special teamer, including a highlight-reel game with the Tennessee Titans in 2006, when Cramer recovered a fumble and blocked a punt for a safety to help defeat Washington, 25-22.
Jenna Rogers ’98
Cross Country, Track & Field
The New Jersey native contributed to four women’s team wins at the Heptagonal Cross-Country championships (1994-1997) and placed first as an individual in 1997. She earned All-American honors in 1996 and 1997, was Ivy League Player of the Year in 1997, and won the Class of 1976 Award. On the track, Rogers holds Dartmouth’s third-best 5,000-meter record (16:12.33).
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