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Year: Senior
Hometown: Rye Beach, N.H.
High School: Phillips Exeter Academy


Before Dartmouth
Elle Macalpine comes to Dartmouth from Phillips Exeter Academy where she played Varsity Squash her last two years, and was captain of the squash team her senior year. Macalpine led her team to first place in the 2014 High School Team Squash Championships and first place (division B) in the 2014 New England Squash Interscholastic tournament.

Macalpine is the daughter of William and Kathleene. She has one sister. At Dartmouth, Macalpine plans to study Biology and Economics.

Q & A with Elle MacAlpine

Why Dartmouth?
As a New Hampshire native, Dartmouth has always been a goal in the back of my mind.  However, when I visited during my senior year of high school, I truly realized what a special place it is.  The gorgeous campus, down-earth-people, and undergraduate focused academics all made me feel right at home.

How long have you been riding and what got you interested in riding?
I have been riding since I was six. I attended a pony camp the summer after kindergarten, and that was that!  I have been taking lessons ever since.

Tell me something interesting about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates.
I am actually really outdoorsy.  When people see me around campus I tend to be pretty put together--I do not look like the crunchy type, but I love backpacking, hiking, and camping.  I guess us barn girls don't mind getting a little dirty!

What activities are you involved in outside of Equestrian?
I love to play squash and ski when time permits, and as a Freshman, I am still exploring all the other great activities Dartmouth has to offer.

What are your future plans?
I love biology and economics, so I hope to explore those topics here at Dartmouth, while also getting more involved in the Dartmouth Outing Club and various other organizations on campus.

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