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HANOVER, N.H. - Senior Sarah Plumb (Wellesley, Mass.) of the Dartmouth women's lacrosse team has been selected as a nominee for the 2012 Tewaaraton Award. The honor is presented annually to the top male and female collegiate players in the country.

The Big Green's co-captain is one of 25 players from across the nation to be honored as a nominee for the highest collegiate lacrosse honor.

Plumb ranks as one of the top individuals in the Ivy League this season with 42 points on 31 goals and 11 assists. Her 67 draw controls are a Dartmouth single-season record and are 19 more than any other player in the league in 2012.

She recently moved into sole possession of first place all-time in program history with 141 draws for her career, a figure that also broke the Ivy League mark of 140 that had stood for a decade.

Plumb also is tied for the conference lead with three game-winning goals this season, including two against Ivy foes (Yale and Penn) and the second-overtime, sudden-victory goal against No. 3 Duke on March 17 at Scully-Fahey Field.

The 25 female nominees come from 17 different schools from across the country. Plumb and Cornell's Jessi Steinberg are the only two Ivy League representatives to earn the distinction.

Twenty-five male nominees were also announced for the award and from those 50 student-athletes, five female and five male finalists will be announced May 10 and invited to the Tewaaraton Award Ceremony to be held next month.

Plumb and the rest of the Big Green have one regular season game remaining as they go to Harvard on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. with at least a share of the Ivy League title and home field in the league's postseason on the line.

About The Tewaaraton Foundation
First presented in 2001, the Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. Endorsed by the Mohawk Nation Council of Elders and US Lacrosse, the Tewaaraton Award symbolizes lacrosse's centuries-old roots in Native American heritage. The Tewaaraton Foundation ensures the integrity and advances the mission of this award. Each year, the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy - the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora - and presents two scholarships to students of Iroquois descent.