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Northeast Credit Union ATOTW - Abbey D'Agostino & Michael Runger

Courtesy: Dartmouth
Release: 11/27/2013
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From the National stage to right here in Hanover, Big Green athletes give their all as the fall season winds down. Abbey D'Agostino became the most decorated student-athlete in Ivy League history by winning the 2013 NCAA Cross Country National Championship Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind. In Hanover, linebacker Michael Runger was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Week for a second straight week. It was also the fourth honor of his career, tying the school record for a defensive player.

Their efforts are rewarded by being named the Northeast Credit Union Athletes of the Week.

Each week, DartmouthSports.com will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as the Northeast Credit Union Athletes of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition.

Abbey D'Agostino (Topsfield, Mass.) Sr, Cross Country
Dartmouth senior Abbey D'Agostino finally won the one title that has eluded her during her collegiate career, winning the 2013 NCAA Cross Country National Championship on the LaVern Gibson 6K Course in 20:00.3.

The win gives D’Agostino five national championships in her career between cross country, indoor and outdoor seasons, the most individual titles ever by an Ivy League student-athlete in any sport dating back to 1883. Since the start of this calendar year, D’Agostino has won four championships (indoor – 5000m/3000m, outdoor 5000m, cross country), two more than any other Ivy League track athlete has ever won in a career.

Michael Runger (Lisle, Ill. ), Sr., LB, Football

Dartmouth linebacker Michael Runger was chosen as the Ivy Defensive Player of the Week for a second straight week. It was also the fourth honor of his career, tying the school record for a defensive player.

Runger, who was also named the Ivy Defensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness, ended his collegiate career with a season-high 15 tackles in the Big Green’s 28-24 victory over 19th-ranked Princeton on Saturday at Memorial Field. The senior from Lisle, Ill., led the defensive effort that contained one of the most potent offenses in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). In addition to those 15 stops, the 6-2, 225-pound linebacker broke up a pair of passes, one of which came during a fourth-quarter, goal-line stand that led to the Tigers settling for a field goal.
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