November 1–3, 2012

After introductions of new members, director of athletics Harry Sheehy ’55a provided an update on the state of the program, facility priorities, recently hired coaches, academic rankings (Dartmouth ranks No. 1 in both academic progress and graduation success rate), club sports, and the membership of the new Dartmouth Athletics Advisory Board. Deputy athletics director Bob Ceplikas ’78 shared with the committee a 2012 fall season update for varsity sports and clubs, home game attendance figures, current marketing initiatives for home football games, and fundraising news. He also updated everyone on the subcommittee (of the Athletics Committee) that was formed to help promote away games, and future initiatives for the group. The senior associate athletics director for Peak Performance (DP2), Drew Galbraith, described the academic dimension of DP2, which consists of advising, study skills, and support from faculty and the dean of the College; the athletic dimension, which consists of sports medicine, strength and conditioning, nutrition, integrative health, sports psychology, and analytics/sports science; and the personal dimension, which includes leadership/team-building, wellness, career planning, and community engagement. Finally, there was a presentation and discussion with head coaches Bob Gaudet ’81 of the men’s hockey team and Amy Patton of the women’s lacrosse team, who shared outlooks on their teams’ seasons and described how their players are benefitting from DP2.