From just down the interstate to all the way across the world, Dartmouth athletes are making their marks on the College on the Hill. Hailing from Budapest, Hungary, senior Fanni Szabo is making the most of her time on the hardcourts of Hanover, scoring 23 points in an Ivy League win over Cornell. Junior Brian McLaughlin calls Topsfield, Massachusetts home when he isn't standing on the podium for the Big Green's alpine ski team, most recently winning the giant slalom at the UNH carnival.
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.
r., Budapest, Hungary, G/F, Women's Basketball
History was made at Leede Arena on Friday night when Dartmouth and Columbia competed in the longest women’s basketball game in Ivy League history in a four-overtime thriller. Senior Fanni Szabo scored 31 points and tied the game on multiple occasions. In the first overtime, Szabo pushed hard to the basket for the layup, tying the score at 66 with just 33.5 seconds to play. Later on in the second overtime it was Szabo again who knotted things up at 72 with just a minute to play in the period. On Saturday, Szabo followed up this performance by scoring 23 points in Dartmouth’s 84-74 victory over Cornell, the Big Green’s first Ivy League victory of the season. For her excellent weekend, Szabo earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors for the second time in her career.
r., Topsfield, Mass., Men's Alpine Skiing
Junior Brian McLaughlin was in top form at the UNH Carnival this past weekend. Skiing on the slopes that will be used at the NCAA Championship come March, McLaughlin shredded his way to a second-place finish in the giant slalom on Friday before capturing the gold in the slalom on Saturday. The victory was the second of his career, with his first coming the previous weekend in the first carnival of the season at St. Lawrence. McLaughlin now has nine podium finishes in college races, including his third-place finish in the slalom at NCAAs last year. He won’t get the opportunity to make it three straight wins this weekend at Vermont as he is skiing in Colorado at the NorAm Cup races with the US Ski Team.
Former Athletes of the Week