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James Foye

School

Dartmouth College

Position
Guard
Major
Economics

Classroom

An Academic All-America Second Team selection and Academic All-Ivy League member last year, James Foye enters his senior year with a 3.96 GPA. He was honored by the Dartmouth Athletics department as its Class of 1948 Scholar Athlete Award winner, which is given to one male and one female of the junior class who have combined outstanding performance in athletics and significant achievement in academics. In addition, Foye has twice been named a Rufus Choate Scholar, given to students who are in the top 5 percent of the student body academically for that year.

Character

His head coach, David McLaughlin, had this to say about Foye: “One of the biggest driving factors behind the success that James has enjoyed over the course of his career can be directly related to his ability to lead himself and those around him with an unwavering competitive spirit. He truly epitomizes what it means to thrive in a highly competitive Division 1 setting as a student, player and leader.”

Community

Foye has volunteered his time with the Haven After School program and the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD). The Upper Valley Haven organizes the after school program for kids who are either current or former shelter guests, and he goes to the shelter to hang out with the kids while serving as a role model. With CHaD, he has helped out at the Hero fundraising event and visited the hospital several times, spending time with the kids and bringing gifts for them and their families. He is also a member of the Green Key Society at Dartmouth, a group that helps with various campus events such as commencement, homecoming and freshman orientation. The group attempts to unite the Dartmouth community as well with events such as an ice cream social for Dartmouth Dining Services employees.

Competition

After serving as a role player in his first two seasons that produced a total of 43 points, Foye was elected a team captain as a junior and earned a spot in the starting rotation for all 30 games. He rewarded his coaches’ faith by shooting 48.2 percent from the floor and 42.9 percent from 3-point range with 54 triples while averaging 10.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists with a 3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. He scored in double figures 16 times, three of which topped 20 points with a season-high 25 at Brown thanks to hitting 7-of-10 3-pointers. He is also a career 81.0 percent shooter at the foul line.