Former Dartmouth Administrator Named New AD at Penn

Philadelphia — The University of Pennsylvia has made M. Grace Calhoun, a former athletic department administrator at Dartmouth College, its first female athletic director, effective July 1.

Calhoun has been the athletic director and assistant vice president at Loyola of Chicago since 2011.

Penn AD Steve Bilsky had already announced he would retire on June 30.

She is the first female AD in the history of Philadelphia’s Big 5, which is made up of Penn, Villanova, Temple, Saint Joseph’s and La Salle.

“We set out to find a star, and we did,” Penn president Amy Gutman said.

Calhoun worked from 2002-05 as an associate athletic director at Dartmouth, focusing on compliance, governance, academic support and student development initiatives. Her husband, Jason, is the former head golf professional at Hanover Country Club, having succeeded Bill Johnson upon his retirement.

Women’s Lacrosse

Giovanniello Honored

Princeton, n.j. — Dartmouth senior goalkeeper Kristen Giovanniello has been named the Ivy League women’s lacrosse defensive player of the week, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.

The weekly accolade is the seventh in Giovanniello’s career. She was recognized with this honor three times as a freshman, twice as a sophomore and once last season as a junior.

This latest recognition comes thanks to 27 combined saves in two games last week at Florida and at home against Columbia.

Dartmouth visits Vermont on Wednesday afternoon.


Dartmouth-UML Off

Hanover — Wintery conditions in the Upper Valley have led the Big Green to cancel today’s scheduled home opener against UMass-Lowell.

Dartmouth begins Ivy League play this weekend with visits to Cornell on Friday and Princeton on Saturday.

The Big Green will tentatively begin play at home on Apr. 4, when it hosts Columbia.

Track and Field

Ludew Part of Wheaton Award

Norton, Mass. — Lebanon High graduate Kelly Ludew joined three Wheaton College teammates to earn the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference relay team of the week award on Monday.

Ludew, a freshman all-American, was part of a quartet that claimed first place last weekend at the Bridgewater (Mass.) State Invitational. Ludew, Emily Gustavson, Amber Spencer and Kalah Thomas combined in the 4x400 relay for a winning time of 4 minutes, 14.56 seconds, nearly 10 seconds ahead of the runner-up team.