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