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Steen & Roby Named Cross High Performance Athletes of the Week

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Release: 02/09/2011
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HANOVER, N.H. - Each week, DartmouthSports.com will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as th Cross High Performance Athletes of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition.

This week's Cross High Performance Athletes of the Week - women's basketball's Faziah Steen and men's tennis Curtis Roby - went above and beyond leading their teams. Steen, a sophomore, averaged 20.5 points, 2.5 steals and two assists per game in a split Ivy weekend. Roby helped lead the men's tennis team to wins over Boston College and Sacred Heart.

Dartmouth Female Athlete of the Week:
Faziah Steen (Kalamazoo, Mich.), Women's Basketball, Sophomore, Guard

Sophomore guard Faziah Steen (Kalamazoo, Mich.) shot the lights out at Leede Arena this past week, averaging 20.5 points, 2.5 steals and two assists per game in a split Ivy weekend. With injuries leaving Dartmouth down to only nine players in uniform, Steen has carried the Big Green, shooting 47 percent from the floor this past weekend and 59 percent from three-point range. Against Penn on Friday, Steen scored a career-high 28 points for the second straight game, nailing seven three-pointers to lead the Big Green to a 68-65 victory. Her seven triples put her one shy of the program's single-game record. She also added three assists and two steals in that win. Against Princeton the next night, Steen tallied 13 points, three steals and a block in a tough losing effort for Dartmouth. The sharpshooter ranks second in the Ivy League in scoring with 18 points per game in conference play.

Dartmouth Male Athlete of the Week:
Curtis Roby (New York, N.Y.), Men's Tennis, Senior

Senior co-captain Curtis Roby (New York, N.Y.) helped the men's tennis team go undefeated over the weekend with a 6-1 victory against Boston College and a 7-0 sweep against Sacred Heart. Roby won all four of his matches and didn't drop a set. Against the Eagles at the Boss Tennis Center on Feb. 5, he partnered with junior Stephen Greif (San Antonio, Texas) and they won at first doubles, 8-1. At third singles, Roby cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win. Against Sacred Heart on Feb. 6, Roby and Greif won in doubles, 8-2. Then Roby easily won his third singles match, 6-1, 6-1. The two victories improve the Big Green to 3-1 in the indoor season. Dartmouth returns to action at ECAC's at Harvard on Feb. 18. 

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