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Lightweight Crews Hands Out Awards

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HANOVER, N.H. - Fresh off its silver medal at the 2012 IRA National Championship, the Dartmouth men's lightweight crew team handed out awards celebrating the 2012 season.

The Big Green had a phenomenal season taking second place at both the Eastern Sprints and the IRA National Championship.  Dartmouth's first varsity eight earned All-Ivy honors for its second-place finish at Sprints.

Josh Konieczny (Milbury, Ohio) earned the Big Green Oar as the MVP of the varsity team. Konieczny earns the honor after sitting in the stroke seat of the first varsity eight this season and leading the team to second place finishes at EARC Sprints and IRA Nationals. Additionally, Konieczny earned the Class of 1948 Scholar-Athlete Award, which honors the top junior scholar-athlete among Dartmouth's student-athletes.

Josh Sans (Princeton, Mass.) earned the Joshua D. Blum '90 Award as the most improved rower while rookie Brendan Goldrick (Alison Park, Pa.) earned the John L. Branscum '81 award as the most outstanding novice rower.

The Louis C Breer Memorial Bowl was a three-way tie between senior captain Ian Accomando (Andover, Mass.), Phil Grisdela (Great Falls, Va.) and Henry Luehrman (Belmont, Mass.). These seniors earned the honor for outstanding leadership, effort and sportsmanship.

Rounding out the awards, freshman Julian Danziger (New York, N.Y.) was the recipient of the Timothy Ryerson Award, which is presented to the MVP of the freshmen crew. Danziger rowed in the six seat in the first freshmen eight this spring.

The lightweight crew team also selected the officers that will lead the team next year. Konieczny will serve as team captain while Lowell Reeve (Manchester, Mass.) will serve as commodore. Both rowed in the first varsity eight this spring.