Ten Dartmouth Student-Athletes Earn Winter Academic All-Ivy Honors
PRINCETON, N.J. – The Ivy League released its annual list of student-athletes selected for Academic All-Ivy honors in winter sports on Wednesday and Dartmouth had 10 players on varsity teams that were presented with the accolade.
Each winter student-athletes that make a major contribution to their team and are able to maintain a 3.0 grade point average are eligible for Academic All-Ivy honors. Among the members of the Big Green to earn recognition were four seniors, four juniors and a pair of sophomores.
Senior’s Jenna Hobeika and Chris Hanson made the team for the third time, while classmate Sarah Loucks was named for the second straight season. The other seven student-athletes made the grade for the first time.
Hobeika, one of two captains for the women’s hockey team, earned the honor for the third consecutive season. The biomedical engineering major concluded her career with the Big Green tallying four goals and nine assists in Ivy League play, while tying for the team lead with 14 assists in 2012-13.
In his final season with the men’s squash team, Hanson also was named Academic All-Ivy for the third year in a row. The Greenwich, Conn., native competed the entire year at the No. 1 spot going 13-5 as he was named First Team All-Ivy for the fourth consecutive year.
A member of the women’s squash team, Loucks, made the squad for the second time after earning the honor her junior year. The classical languages and literature major won nine of her last ten matches to finish the season with an 11-6 mark.
The Big Green athletes honored for the first time were senior Sam Tarling, junior Annie Hart, junior Katy Feng, junior Nejc Zupan, junior Nicola Zimmer, sophomore Gabas Maldunas and sophomore Tyler Sikura.
An environmental sciences major and member of the men’s skiing team, Tarling earned his fourth All-America honorvthis season as he was named second-team All-America in freestyle nordic. The Cumberland, Maine, native is a three-time EISA first-team All-East.
On the women’s skiing side, Hart, a government major, was named All-America and EISA first-team All-East for the second straight year.
Feng, a psychology major and member of the women’s swimming and diving team, became the second diver in school history to win the 3m diving title at the Ivy League Championships. Feng also received first-team All-Ivy status and was named Karl B. Michael High Point Diver of the Meet.
For the men’s swimming and diving team, Zupan, an economics major, had one of the most successful seasons in the pool in recent history. The Kamnik, Slovenia, native earned All-America in the 200m breast, won three individual titles (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 breast) at Ivy League Championships to earn Phil Moriarity Swimmer of the Meet honors and earned first-team All-Ivy status for the third-straight year.
Zimmer starred on the court for the women’s basketball team during her junior season leading the team in scoring in Ivy League play (11.2 ppg). The government major and team captain earned All-Ivy honorable mention and was named to the Blue Sky Classic All-Tournament Team.
Maldunas, one of only two underclassmen at Dartmouth to earn the award, had a breakout season for the men’s basketball team. The Lithuanian earned second-team All-Ivy, while leading the team in scoring (11.4 ppg). Maldunas was one of three Ivy League players to rank in top ten in both scoring and rebounding.
Rounding out the team for the Big Green was Sikura of the men’s hockey team. Sikura was named First-team All-Ivy as the sophomore winger led the team in goals, assists and points (31). Sikura was also a finalist for ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Forward Award.
|Tyler Sikura ’15||Nicola Zimmer ’14||Nejc Zupan ’14||Katy Feng ’14||Annie Hart ’14|
|Sam Tarling ’13||Sarah Loucks ’13||Chris Hanson ’13||Jenna Hobeika ’13||Gabas Maldunas ’15|