Men's hockey and women's basketball are in the hunt for post-season play thanks, in part, to the strong efforts of these two Athletes of the Week. Senior Kate Letkewicz scored her 1,000th point in a win over Yale on Friday. Freshman Collin Rutherford had four points in a two-win weekend for the men's hockey team.
Their efforts are rewarded by being named the Hanover Brick and Brew Athletes of the Week.
Each week, DartmouthSports.com will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as the Hanover Brick and Brew Athletes of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition.
Kate Letkewicz, Sr., Waterloo, Iowa, G, Women's Basketball
Senior guard Kate Letkewicz scored a career-high 29 points to lead the Dartmouth women’s basketball team to an overtime victory on the road at Yale. Also in Friday’s game in New Haven, Letkewicz joined Dartmouth's 1,000-point club on a second-quarter free throw. The following night, the senior and team leader missed out on her career high by a single point, scoring 28 in another road victory, this time leading the Big Green to a win in Providence at Brown.
Collin Rutherford, Fr., Tonawanda, N.Y., F, Men’s Hockey
The rookie center made his presence felt this weekend, factoring into the game-winning goal in each contest of Dartmouth’s sweep of No. 7 Clarkson and St. Lawrence. Rutherford was credited with the primary assist on Cam Strong’s game winner early in the third period of Friday’s victory over the seventh-ranked Golden Knights to capture just the second ever season sweep of Clarkson (2005-06). The following night, the Western New York native really stepped up his game, scoring twice in the third period to help Dartmouth cap a four-point weekend with the 3-1 comeback win against St. Lawrence. Trailing 1-0 heading into the final frame, Rutherford scored nearly halfway though the game to it up, before once again finding the back of the net with just 58.3 seconds remaining to put his team on top for good. It marked the first win when trialing after 40 minutes since January of last season.