This week's athletes are representing their countries as well as the Big Green. Junior Tess Bracken, who hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, scored her first career hat-trick, leading the women's hockey team to a win over rival Brown. Coming to Dartmouth from Geneva, Switzerland is men's alpine skier Tanguy Nef. Nef won both the grand slalom and the slalom at the St. Michael's carnival before winning bronze in a makeup race with Colby on Sunday.
Their efforts are rewarded by being named the Hanover Brick and Brew Athletes of the Week.
Each week, DartmouthSports.com will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as the Hanover Brick and Brew Athletes of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition.
Tess Bracken, Jr., Winnipeg, Manitoba, D, Women's Hockey
Tess Bracken scored her first career hat trick in the 3-2 win over Brown on Friday evening, netting one in the first period to tie things up and then two in the third, including the game winner with just 45 seconds to go in the game. She has never had more than one goal or two points in a game in her three years at Dartmouth.
Tanguy Nef, So., Geneva, Switzerland, Alpine Skiing
Tanguy Nef dominated the slopes at Smugglers Notch during the St. Michael’s Carnival this past weekend, winning both the giant slalom and the slalom for the Big Green. The Swiss sophomore bested the field by more than a full second on Friday as Nef picked up his second career win in the GS. The next day, he shredded the course once again, winning by more than half a second for his first-ever slalom triumph. And for good measure, he raced a third time on Sunday at Sugarbush in the makeup of the postponed slalom of the Colby Carnival and stepped on the podium once more by taking the bronze. A second-team All-American in the slalom last year, He now has a podium finish in each of his four races this season.