Abbey D’Agostino ’14 heads into this weekend’s NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships as the defending national champion in both the 3,000 and 5,000 meters, notes ESPN in a feature story about the Dartmouth track and field standout.
The article chronicles D’Agostino’s unlikely rise from a “good high school runner,” to a five-time NCAA champion. “Dartmouth—its atmosphere, her teammates and coaches—provided the perfect garden for D’Agostino to blossom. A once-overlooked kid in the Ivy League has risen to the top while competing against the nation’s best,” writes ESPN.
At Dartmouth, running became “more of a lifestyle,” says D’Agostino. “Running was a very important element of our experience at Dartmouth and I realized that running could be simultaneously hard and fun, and that was the best thing about it. I was on a team where people shared the joy of the sport.”
Read the full story, published 3/5/14 by ESPN.