Ten Dartmouth Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Ivy League

Thu Jun 22, 2017

PRINCETON, N.J. – Ten Dartmouth student-athletes were honored with Academic All-Ivy recognition for the 2017 spring season, the league office announced Thursday afternoon.

To qualify for a spot on the conference's top academic team during the spring, a student-athlete must make a major contribution to their team in addition to maintaining at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Members of the Class of 2017 were prominently featured, capturing seven of the 10 spots on the list, with two juniors and one sophomore.

Spencer Furey is the lone individual to have received this award in the past, having been honored as a junior last year. The nine others earn the academic recognition for the first time in their Big Green careers.

The 10 Dartmouth student-athletes listed in alphabetical order with key information are as follows:

Karen Chaw
Softball | Senior | Castro Valley, Calif. | Environmental Studies/Studio Art
- 3.50 GPA
- Three-time All-Ivy First Team selection
- Led Big Green and ranked 11th in Ivy League with both a .339 average and .522 slugging pct.

Madeleine Cooney
Sailing | Senior | Winnetka, Ill. | Economics/Mathematics
- 3.74 GPA
- Second-team All-NEISA Crew selection
- Helped Dartmouth finish third at the Gill Coed National Championship

Spencer Furey
Heavyweight Rowing | Senior | Far Hills, N.J. | History
- 3.93 GPA
- Team captain
- Helped Varsity 8 place fifth at Grand Final at Eastern Sprints, Dartmouth's best finish in seven years
- Part of crew that was honored with the Rusty Callow Award

Richie Loftus
Men's Lacrosse | Junior | Dallas, Texas | Economics
- 3.51 GPA
- Tied for first on the team with 21 goals
- Was first in assists (14), points (35) and man-up goals (4), all of which were career highs

Meg Rauner
Equestrian | Senior | Chicago, Ill. | Environmental Sciences
- 3.59 GPA, team captain,
- Zone 1 Region 2 champion in Novice Flat and Zone 1 Reserve Champion
- National Reserve Champion in Novice Flat

Nico Robinson
Men's Track & Field | Senior | Stanford, Calif. | Biology
- 3.26 GPA
- Winner of the 2017 Ivy League Decathlon at Outdoor Heps
- Qualified for the 2017 NCAA East Regional in the event

Catharine Roddy
Women's Golf | Sophomore | Trabuco Canyon, Calif. | Religion/Psychology
- 3.58 GPA
- Third Big Green player in school history to earn First-Team All-Ivy honors
- Tied for third at Ivy League championship
- Stroke average of 77.24 during 2016-17

Helen Schlachtenhaufen
Women's Track & Field | Senior | Lake Forest, Ill. | Psychology
- 3.71 GPA
- Second-team All-Ivy in 1500m Outdoors
- Second-team All-American 1500m
- First-team All-Ivy League indoor mile

Dustin Shirley
Baseball | Junior | Los Angeles, Calif. | Psychology
- 3.73 GPA
- Started all 40 games and hit .281 with 25 runs and 24 RBIs
- Led Ivy League and ranked in top-25 nationally with seven sacrifice flies

David White
Lightweight Rowing | Senior | Arlington, Va. | Government
- 3.62 GPA
- Team captain
- Staple on Varsity 8 for entirety of his career
- Helped his crew to a third-place finish in the Petite Final at the Eastern Sprints