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Athletes of the Week - Krumpoch & Maldunas

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Release: 01/12/2012
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Men's Basketball continues to work hard on the season while the women's track team opens it's season with the Dartmouth Relays. Gabas Maldunas is making a mark on the Ivy League, earning his third Ivy League Rookie of the Week honor while Megan Krumpoch won the 400 meter race and earned points in the hurdles and relay to help the Big Green women to a win in the first meet of the indoor season.

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


Megan Krumpoch, (Shrewsbury, Mass.), Women's Track. So. Sprints


Krumpoch was a major factor in helping the Big Green to a season-opening win at the Dartmouth Relays on Sunday afternoon. The sophomore sprinter won the 400 meters in 57.94, more than a second and a half faster than the second-place finisher. After advancing through the first two qualifying heats, Krumpoch also earned points in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles, running to a sixth-place finish in the finals. Late in the afternoon and in her final competition of the day, she anchored the Big Green's 4x400-meter relay team. Closing the gap between the first-place team in the final leg, Krumpoch was narrowly edged at the line as the team's 3:59.57 was just three-hundredths of a second back of UMass-Lowell's finishing time.

Gabas Maldunas (Panevezys, Lithuania), Fr., Forward, Men's Basketball

Gabas Maldunas earned his third Ivy League Rookie of the Week award of the season for his performance against Bucknell and 21st-ranked Harvard last week, averaging 15.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. He began the week against Bucknell on Jan. 3 by registering his third double-double of the season. His 15 points and 10 rebounds led the Big Green in both categories as he knocked down a season-high seven field goals, including his first career three-pointer. He also led Dartmouth with 33 minutes on the floor while making two steals as well. On Saturday, he nearly duplicated his numbers at 21st-ranked Harvard with a team-high 15 points and nine rebounds, five coming at the offensive end. He carried the Green to a six-point lead with 15 minutes to play, but the Crimson rallied to knock off Dartmouth.

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