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There might not be much snow on the ground in the Upper Valley but the Dartmouth ski teams are finding success wherever they find snow. Senior Nordic skier Sophie Caldwell won top medal honors in the 5K Classic this past weekend at Vermont. Sophomore Ben Morse won his first collegiate alpine victory also at Vermont. Their efforts have earned them the honor of Athletes of the Week.

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

Sophie Caldwell (Peru, Vt.), Sr. Nordic Skiing

Sophie Caldwell (Peru, Vt.) has been Dartmouth's top Nordic skier throughout the first three carnivals this year, placing among the top three finishers in each of the six races to date. This past week, she won top medal honors in the 5K Classic by more than seven seconds with a time of 15:48.0, then placed second the following day in the 10K Freestyle in 28:27.9, helping the Big Green earn their first carnival victory this season. She has displayed versatility in the different races, winning the Classic sprints and a 15K Freestyle the week before at the UNH Carnival. 


Ben Morse (Carrabassett Valley, Maine), So. Alpine Skiing

Ben Morse (Carrabassett Valley, Maine) earned his first collegiate victory this past weekend, posting the fastest time for his two runs in the giant slalom at the UVM Carnival. His first run paced the field of more than 60 skiers, then came back with the third-best time on the second run, allowing him to hold off a Vermont skier by nearly half a second with a combined time of 2:05.13. On Saturday, he picked up where he left off, placing second in the slalom in 1:44.43, helping the men place second in the event and lift Dartmouth to its first carnival victory of the year. 


Former Athletes of the Week