Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Fitting Tribute

An initiative started by two attorneys who value their time as Dartmouth undergraduates working under Kathy Slattery Phillips in what was then the Dartmouth Sports Information Office has culminated with "an endowment fund to support an undergraduate intern in the varsity athletics communications office in her memory," as well as the recent installation of this plaque in the Memorial Field press box. It reads:

Dartmouth Sports Information Director
From 1983 to 2007
Consummate Professional
Dedicated Mentor
Dear Friend
To The Entire Dartmouth Community

"Slats'" tenure in the Sports Information Office actually stretches back to 1977 when she was named assistant director of sports information. She passed away in 2007.

The plaque has been installed in the press box Slats helped design but never had the chance to see.
Spotted this on the Harvard website and couldn't help but watch. For what it's worth, it includes highlights for both teams.

Dartmouth is losing way too many players to feel confident of winning another title, or even achieving a winning season.
Green Alert Take: I'd be tempted to rewrite that sentence to read, "Dartmouth is losing way too many players for the pundits to feel confident of (the Big Green) winning another title, or even achieving a winning season." The players and coaches are very confident they can have a winning season and, rest assured, they believe they can make a run at another Ivy League championship."
Former Dartmouth runner Abbey D’Agostino '14 is headed to the Olympic Games in Rio after all. In the aftermath of her second narrow miss at qualifying in the 5000 in four years she got the good news yesterday when two of the finishers ahead of her opted to run in the Olympic 10K rather than the 5K. That made D'Agostino the third American in the 5000. Find a story HERE.