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Women's Swimming Travels to UNH on Wednesday

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The Big Green women will travel to UNH for their lone meet this week.      By Mark Washburn
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Wednesday, Jan. 16
- at New Hampshire (Durham, N.H.) 6:00 p.m.

The Dartmouth College women's swimming and diving team will travel to Durham, N.H., to take on instate rival, New Hampshire on Wednesday (Jan. 16). The women's meet against UNH will be the lone meet for the squads this week.

Zupan Strikes Again -
Just when you think Nejc Zupan (Kamnik, Slovenia) can't get better -- he does. The junior won four event titles in the Big Green's Ivy League dual meet against Penn and Yale and set a pool record in the 200 breaststroke. In addition to winning the 200 breaststroke he won the 100 breast 200 IM and was a part of the men's 200-medley relay. Zupan was named Athlete of the Week for his efforts over the weekend.

Last Road Meet Until Ivies - The women's meet against New Hampshire marks the last road meet for the Big Green until they travel to the Ivy League Championships in March.

Home Sweet Karl Michael Pool - Dartmouth will open a stretch of home meets with the third annual Dartmouth Invitational. The meet will take place at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center. The Big Green will host Connecticut (Feb. 2) and Columbia (Feb. 10) at Karl Michael Pool to close out the competition season. 

Big Green Men Take One From Penn - The Dartmouth men's team pulled out a 161-139 victory over Penn on Saturday. The win was the first since 1991 when the Big Green posted 137-106 win in Hanover. The last time Dartmouth won on the road was during the 1989-90 season.

Women Look to Make it Two Straight over UNH - The Big Green women are looking for their second consecutive win over the Wildcats on Wednesday. Dartmouth defeated UNH, 139-99, in Hanover last season. Dartmouth is looking for its first win in Durham since the 2008-09 season. The trip to Durham will be somewhat of a Homecoming for assistant coach Jenn Verser who swam collegiately at New Hampshire.

Serpico Hot on the Boards - Senior Erica Serpico (Moorestown, N.J.) won both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards against Yale and Penn. It's the second time this season the senior has swept both boards, also doing it in a dual-meet win over Vermont.

Gillis Books Ticket To NCAA Zone Meet - Freshman diver, Brett Gillis (Kitchner, Ontario, Canada), had a solid outing against Penn and Yale.  The rookie claimed the 1-meter title with a score of 298.8 and was second on the 3-meter. His scores qualified him for the NCAA Zone Meet in March.

Dartmouth Invitational on Deck - The teams will take some time off to prepare for the third annual Dartmouth Invitational to be held at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center. The invitational will welcome teams from UMass, Northeastern, Boston College, Maine, Connecticut College, Boston University and Vermont. The meet opens Jan. 25 at 5 p.m. and runs through Jan. 26.

Welcome Aboard!  - The swimming and diving programs welcome a total of 20 freshmen to the men's and women's swimming and diving teams for 2012-13. The freshmen feature four internationals and talent from across the U.S. Joining the men's team are 10 new faces in Aaron Athanas (Beverly, Mass.), Logan Briggs (Issaquah, Wash.), Daniel Chen (Lake Oswego, Ore.), Brett Gillis (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada), Matthew Ginsberg (Scarsdale, N.Y.), Joseph Kind (San Francisco, Calif.), Jake Lee (Jacksonville Beach, Fla.), Jun Oh (Andover, Mass.), James Verhagen (Randberg, South Africa) and Daniel Whitcomb (Winnetka, Ill.). On the women's side there will also be 10 new faces in: Laura Hayes (Reno, Nev.), Emily Holt (Louisville, Ky.), Charlotte Kamai (Corte Madera, Calif.), Laura McCulloch (Durban, South Africa), Kendese Nangle (Kingston, Jamaica), Katie Papa (Califon, N.J.), Olivia Samson (Clifton Park, N.Y.), Koryn Ternes (Austin, Texas), Maddie Wall (St. Louis, Mo.) and Briana Williams (Cypress, Texas). Welcome to the squad!

Freshman Diver Gillis Attends Canadian Olympic Trials - Freshman diver Brett Gillis (Kitchner, Ontario, Canada) spent part of his spring trying to make the 2012 Canadian Olympic team. The freshman took 16th on the 10-meter board.

Big Green Host Third Annual Dartmouth College Invitational - The Dartmouth College Invitational is on the Big Green schedule for the third consecutive season. The Big Green will welcome UMass, Northeastern, Boston College, Maine, Connecticut College, Boston University and Vermont to the third annual invitational held at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction, Vt., Jan. 25-26.

Henn and Guardalabene Named Captains of the Women's Squad - Senior Isa Guardalabene (Albany, Calif.) and junior Erin Henn (Lawrenceville, N.J.) will serve as team captains for the women's team for the 2012-13 season.

Derdeyn and Doherty to Captain Men's Team - Seniors Will Derdeyn (St. Louis, Mo.) and Zack Doherty (Pelham, N.Y.) will serve as co-captains for the men's team this season.

Lannan Joins Squad as Assistant Coach - Ross Lannan begins his first season as an assistant coach for the Big Green. Lannan comes to Hanover after spending two seasons in the same capacity at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. Welcome aboard Coach Lannan!

Wilson Returns for 20th Season- Head Coach Jim Wilson is in his 20th season as head coach of the Dartmouth swimming and diving squads. Wilson, originally hired to coach the Dartmouth men, took over the women's team in 2006. Wilson also returns assistant coach Jenn Verser while Chris Hamilton returns as Dartmouth's diving coach. Ross Lannan begins his first season as an assistant coach.

Keep Up With the Big Green -- Stay current with everything going on with your Big Green by "liking" the Big Green swimming and diving team on Facebook. You can also follow the Big Green on Twitter (@DartmouthSwim).

Saturday, Jan. 25-26 - Dartmouth Invitational (White River Junction, Vt.), All Day