Dartmouth held its Pro Day yesterday in Hanover where aspiring pros were measured, did the bench press and had their vertical tested in Floren Varsity House before heading out to Memorial Field for running, jumping and drills. Taking part were defensive lineman Nick Tomkins, safety Colin Boit, tailback Ryder Stone, quarterback Jack Heneghan, receiver Emory Thompson, linebacker Justin Edwards, corner Jarius Brown, corner Danny McManus and three former University of New Hampshire players. (Click photo spread to enlarge.)
•Tacked onto the end of a Valley News story about the arrival of David Shula was this note:
In other Big Green news, junior quarterback Jimmy Fitzgerald, who transferred from Illinois last year, said on Thursday he’s ending his football career because of injuries. Fitzgerald suffered his most recent setback during a junior varsity scrimmage with visiting Norwich University last season. He scrambled for a touchdown but tore a knee ligament on the play.
•Former Dartmouth forward Evan Boudreaux, who opted to collect his diploma early and have two years of eligibility elsewhere as a graduate transfer, will suit up next year for Purdue of the Big Ten. He originally announced his intention to continue his career at Xavier but reopened his recruitment after the Xavier coach accepted an offer to move on to Louisville. (LINK)
•That Certain Dartmouth '14 arrives home today for a few days of R&R between positions with the National Park Service. After working over the winter as an educational ranger at Grand Canyon she will spend the summer as a ranger at Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska where her responsibilities will include giving presentations to tourists aboard cruise ships. TCD'14, who majored in earth science and minored in education at Dartmouth, worked several seasons at Yellowstone, a winter at Everglades and a summer the Colorado National Monument before her stint at Grand Canyon.