Two Big Green athlete led Dartmouth to historic achievements this past week. Junior Peter Williamson earned medalist honors, winning the Ivy Golf individual Championship whie senior Ryan Reichel led the Big Green women's tennis team to the first Ivy title in program history. Their efforts this week were rewarded when they were named the Cross High
Performance Athletes of the Week.
Each week, DartmouthSports.com will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as the Cross High Performance Athletes of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition.
Ryan Reichel (Hilton Head Island, S.C.), Women's Tennis, Senior
Senior tri-captain Ryan Reichel (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) helped the 54th-ranked Dartmouth women's tennis team win its first Ivy League Title on Saturday with a 4-3 victory at 55th-ranked Harvard. Reichel earned one of the Big Green's four points by winning her fourth singles match, 6-4, 6-3. Dartmouth finished the regular season with a 14-8 record overall and a 6-1 mark in the conference. It was the third time in the history of the program the team finished with a 6-1 record in the Ivy League. The Big Green finished as co-champions with 34th-ranked Yale.
Peter Williamson (Hanover, N.H.), Men's Golf, Junior
Junior Peter Williamson (Hanover, N.H.) earned his second Ivy League title in men's golf after finishing up the three-round Ivy Championship at 10-over par. He set the tone for the tournament on the first day, carding a two-under 69, the lowest round by any participant all weekend. After a second-round 78 (+7), he still owned a three-stroke lead, then outlasted the field on the final day to win by a single stroke. With the victory, Williamson became the first two-time medalist at the Ivy Championship since 1994.