HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth College and the Department of Athletics and Recreation inducted 17 new members into the Wearers of the Green in a ceremony after the homecoming football game on Saturday evening. More than 100 people gathered at the Top of the Hop to honor the induction class, including Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon ’77 and Athletics Director Harry Sheehy ’55a.

“At Dartmouth and beyond, you have showcased your talents, demonstrated your commitment to the pursuit of excellence and served as a source of pride for the entire Dartmouth community,” said Hanlon to the gathering. “And as we honor you today, we remember just how much athletics enriches the Dartmouth experience, both for student-athletes like you, and for passionate fans like Gail and me.

“For 30 years, the Wearers of the Green have exemplified Dartmouth’s commitment to excellence, and we thank all of you, our 2016 inductees, for continuing that tradition. You embody Dartmouth’s ideals, in sport and in life, and we are proud to call you: Wearers of the Green!”

Wearers of the Green was created in 1984 to honor students, alumni and coaches who have met specific criteria for athletic excellence in their respective sports. Previously, a ceremony was held in Boston every five years to induct new members. But since 2014, new members have been inducted on an annual basis during Homecoming weekend in Hanover.

In addition to the induction ceremony, the new inductees marched in the Dartmouth Night Parade on Friday evening and were recognized on Memorial Field during halftime of the football game against Harvard on Saturday afternoon.

Among the 17 inductees were 16 alumni from varsity sports and an honorary Wearer. The induction class and the criteria which they satisfied to earn a place in the Wearers of the Green are listed below:

VARSITY SPORTS ALUMNI
•    Nicholas J. Santomauro ’10 — Ivy League Player of the Year, 2009; Three-time First-Team All-Ivy, 2007-09; Alfred E. Watson Trophy Winner, 2009 (Baseball)
•    Brittney Smith Jean-Louis ’11 — Ivy League Player of the Year, 2009; Class of 1976 Award Winner, 2009 (Women’s Basketball)
•    Harry J. Norton ’08 — Two-Sport First-Team All-Ivy, 2007-08 (Men’s Cross Country; Men’s Track & Field)
•    Virginia D. Peisch ’11 — Three-time First-Team All-Ivy, 2008-10 (Field Hockey)
•    Merwin W. “Swede” Swenson ’23 — Major League Professional (NFL), 1926 (Football)
•    Charles B. Bay ’11 — National Team Member, 2011 (Football)
•    Ari R. Sussman ’10 — Major League Professional (Rochester Rattlers, 2011; Boston Cannons, 2013-14); National Team Member (Israel), 2014 (Men’s Lacrosse)
•    Colleen K. Olsen ’10 — National Team Member, 2010 (Women’s Lacrosse)
•    Kathleen T. Collins ’11 — Ivy League Player of the Year, 2011; All-America, 2011 (Women’s Lacrosse)
•    Shannon P. MacKenzie ’11 — All-America, 2011 (Women’s Lacrosse)
•    Alexandra R. Stein ’06 — Paralympian, 2012; National Team Member, 2011 (Women’s Rowing)
•    Emily H. Dreissigacker ’11 — Three-time All-America, 2009-11; National Team Member, 2009 (Women’s Rowing)
•    Rebecca J. Dellenbaugh ’10 — All-American, 2010 (Sailing)
•    Nils P.A. Koons ’11 Th’11 — Two-time All-America, 2011 (Men’s Skiing)
•    Robert J. “Ace” Tarberry ’11 — Two-time All-America, 2010; National Team Member, 2012 (Men’s Skiing)
•    Molly W. Scott ’11 — Four-time First-Team All-Ivy, 2008-11; Class of 1976 Award, 2011 (Women’s Tennis)

HONORARY WEARER
•    John F. Lundgren ’73 — A two-year golf captain and an inaugural member of the Dartmouth Athletics Advisory Board (DAAB), John endowed the Head Coach of Men’s Golf position in memory of legendary coach Bill Johnson, and has made a significant commitment to Dartmouth’s field house project.