HANOVER, N.H. – Head coach Belle Koclanes announced the winners of the 2016-17 Dartmouth women’s basketball postseason awards during the team’s annual banquet at the Hanover Inn.
The Big Green ended the season on a high note when Dartmouth upset Princeton 58-56 in the final game in Leede Arena. It was also the team’s first victory over the Tigers since 2009.
Senior Fanni Szabo was awarded the Gail Koziara ’82 Most Valuable Player Award after a spectacular final season in a Big Green uniform. Szabo became the 10th all-time leading scorer in school history with 1,295 career points. She also finished sixth in field goals made (499) and three-point field goals made (148). The Budapest, Hungry native’s defensive skills cannot be overlooked, as Szabo is 11th all-time in steals with 179.
Juniors Andi Norman and Emily Slagle took home the Larry Leavitt Leadership Award, which is given to a person who has shown hard work, dedication and improvement during the season. Norman started 13 of 26 games played and emerged as a dynamic scoring threat especially from beyond the arc. Her best performance of the season came at Maine when the Upper Arlington, Ohio native connected on seven three pointers, setting a new career-high with 26 points.
Slagle also made solid contributions in her third season at Dartmouth, especially on the defensive end of the floor, playing solid minutes off the bench. She also set a new career-high with 13 points at Princeton on Feb. 3.
The Don Goss Spirit award was given to junior Kealy Brown. The award is given to the person who best embodies the spirit and determination that are a rich part of the Dartmouth women's basketball tradition. Brown unfortunately missed the 2016-17 season with an injury, but she looks to come back healthy and strong next season.
Isalys Quinones was honored with the “GO Award,” which is presented annually to the Big Green player who consistently demonstrated a commitment to improving the growth opportunities of her game. After not seeing a ton of minutes her freshman year in Hanover, Quinones became an integral part of the lineup, starting 21 of 27 games played and set a career-high of 23 points in Dartmouth’s dramatic four overtime thriller against Columbia. The Chula Vista, California native finished the season averaging 9.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.