Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Still catching up on some of the happenings while BGA Daily was on "relocation hiatus" . . .

Football players collected two of the seven major awards at Dartmouth's annual Celebration of Athletic Excellence "honoring the achievements of teams and individuals for the 2017-18 academic year."

Graduating quarterback Jack Heneghan earned the Timothy Wright Ellis 1955 Memorial Award "given to a man showing extracurricular and scholastic drive, spirit, loyalty and amiability and is nominated and voted on by the captains of the men’s teams."

Rising senior linebacker Jack Traynor was presented with the Class of 1948 Scholar-Athlete Award, "given to one male and one female of the junior class, who have combined outstanding performance in athletics and significant achievement in academics.”

The Dartmouth release wrote of Heneghan:
A tri-captain for the football team this past fall, Heneghan wasn’t known just for his excellence on the gridiron, where he led the Big Green to an 8-2 record and finished his career throwing for the fourth-most yards in program history. He is also selfless with his time, contributing to the Big Green Readers program at local elementary schools as well as volunteering at the Riekes Center for Human Enhancement back home in California, working with people of all ages. Always quick with a kind word, Heneghan has displayed his passion for Dartmouth College at every turn during his four years on campus and has been described by his coach as “a congenial man that expresses an undying love and loyalty to Dartmouth, plus is a lovable presence on his team and on campus.”
The Dartmouth release on Traynor:
An engineering major with a 3.7 GPA, Traynor helped the football team to an 8-2 record overall and second-place finish in the Ivy League. He was second in the conference with 98 tackles, five of which went for a loss, which earned the junior a unanimous selection to the All-Ivy League First Team at linebacker. Traynor earned other accolades as well, including the Division I All-New England Team, FCS Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team, Fall Academic All-Ivy League and the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. Following spring practice, he was also voted as one of the team’s captains for the 2018 season.
Dartmouth gets a mention in an SBNation story headlined Some college football teams are using cutting-edge helmet technology to monitor hit data by position.

From the story:
Riddell’s InSite technology helmets are equipped with a set of sensors that record the hits taken by players during practice in terms of G-Forces, location, direction, and severity. ... (T)he data from the hit is then sent to a handheld sensor, which is used by the training staff.
Dartmouth is one of 17 schools across the country using the technology.
Athlon writes about the Top 10 Returning Running Backs in the FCS in 2018 and the Ivy Leaguer who makes the cut was just a freshman last fall. From the posting (LINK):
4. Zane Dudek, Yale, So., 5-9, 190
As a freshman, Dudek dominated the Ivy League in many offensive categories, finishing with 1,133 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns in 10 games while averaging 7.1 yards per carry. FBS schools whiffed on recognizing the skills of Dudek, a cousin to former NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte.