Local Roundup: D’Agostino Honored For Classroom Work
Hanover — She’s apparently a pretty quick study, too.
Recent Dartmouth College graduate Abbey D’Agostino was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s women’s national scholar-athlete of the year for the indoor season on Tuesday night. D’Agostino won similar USTFCCCA honors six times over her collegiate career, two each for the outdoor, indoor and cross country seasons.
The national award goes to an athlete who earned all-academic status and placed highest in individual events at the NCAA Championship. Those winning multiple events rank higher in breaking ties, with cumulative grade-point average serving as the final determining factor.
D’Agostino earned the indoor award for winning the 3,000 and 5,000 meters at the NCAA indoor nationals this past season, becoming the first woman to claim the distance double in back-to-back championships. She graduated in June with a degree in psychology and a 3.75 GPA.
Dartmouth sophomore teammate Dana Giordano also received recognition from the USTFCCCA on its all-academic track and field squad. Giordano needed a minimum 3.25 GPA along with participation in any round of the NCAA Championship, including preliminaries, to make the team.
Locals Miss Cut At N.E. Amateur
Winchester, Mass. — Evan Russell’s run as New England Amateur champion came to a close when the former Kimball Union Academy golfer missed the 36-hole cut at Winchester Country Club.
Barely inside the cut line after a first-round 74 on Tuesday, the Grantham resident — playing out of the Country Club of Vermont — posted a second-round 77 on Wednesday for a two-round 151 that fell four strokes below the cut line.
Newport Golf Club’s Matt Killam (79-74—153) and Scott Killam (83-83—164) also missed the cut. Forty golfers will return to Winchester today for two rounds to determine Russell’s successor as New England champ. John Gratton, of Dedham, Mass., is at 7-under-par 135 through two rounds, good for a two-shot lead on New Hampshire’s Nicholas Pandelena.
Schoenthaler on CFPA Watch List
Hanover — Dartmouth senior Kirby Schoenthaler is one of 40 student-athletes from the NCAA’s Footcall Championship Subdivision to be named to the College Football Performance Awards kickoff returner award watch list, as announced Wednesday by the CFPA.
Injuries prevented Schoenthaler, a wide receiver from Bartlesville, Okla., from extensive kick return action as a junior last season, But as a sophomore, he averaged more than 20 yards per return and brought one kickoff back 79 yards for a touchdown against Sacred Heart. He also has hauled in 44 passes in his career for 411 yards including a pair of touchdowns for the Big Green.
Recipients of CPFA recognition are selected based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. Twenty-eight CFPA winners have been first-round NFL draft selections.