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Koren Schram





Koren is a Pre-Med/Psychology major with a neuroscience minor who is successfully working through one of the most difficult pre-medical programs in the country with plans to attend medical school. She recently worked as a intern at Dartmouth Hitchock Medical Center in Spring, 2008, assisting with lab research regarding Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.  As a result, Koren will be a contributing author/researcher on a medical article that will be published in the near future.  She spent the Summer of 2008 at New York City’s Presbyterian Hospital doing research with Dr. James Bussel, world-renowned expert in hematology and oncology. In both positions she worked closely with doctors and patients, doing valuable research that she will receive credit for in medical journals. 


Currently serving as team captain, Schram is a consistent source of energy and strength for those around her and has developed into a vocal leader. She is mature and poised and a good example for her teammates on and off the court. A hard-nosed guard who plays bigger than her small frame, she is always willing to sacrifice herself physically to help her team & plays hard until the final whistle. Schram overcame injuries that severely limited her freshman year development to average 10.6 points per game as a sophomore. Following that, she transitioned seemlessly into the team’s go-to player as a junior. Additionally, she has dealt with overcoming a recurring leg injury each preseason, not allowing it to cost her any games. She is one of the most recognizable players on the team in the community and on campus, known for her amicable and open personality. Plans to dedicate her career as a doctor to helping others.


As one of the most popular players on the team, Schram embraces the responsibility of her status and always makes time to talk to fans especially the children who come to games. Schram is an animal lover who volunteers at her local humane society during school breaks. She participates in a variety of community service activities with the women’s basketball team including: weekly visits to a local shelter to play with the children; free basketball clinics at local elementary schools & on the Dartmouth campus; serving and cleaning up after a Thanksgiving dinner at a local church; baking cookies with elderly residents at an assisted living facility.


Simply put, Koren Schram is a competitor. She will do whatever it takes to win, often putting her team on her back.  While she is best known as a scorer and three-point shooter, she is also Dartmouth’s top defensive player and a solid rebounding guard. During her career she has helped Dartmouth win two Ivy League Championships including last season as the leading scorer and the team has made the postseason in each of her three years. Going into her senior year she tallied 657 points, 134 made threes, 212 rebounds and 98 steals, basically in two seasons worth of play after missing much of her freshman year. She has scored in double figures 37 times in the last two seasons and has twice been named to all-tournament teams. As a junior, Schram earned First-Team All-Ivy honors and was named Dartmouth’s top female athlete of the year. She led her team with 11.4 points per game and hit 70 threes while playing a team-high 33 minutes per game as she became the team’s go-to player. Schram also routinely drew the toughest defensive assignment, guarding the opposition’s best player. She had a breakout year as a sophomore, averaging 10.6 points per game after scoring just 1.1 points per game as a freshman. She was named Honorable Mention All-Ivy for her efforts.  So far in the 2008-09 season, Koren has been named to the TD Banknorth Classic at Vermont All-Tournament Team and the Blue Sky Classic at Dartmouth All-Tournament Team.  She will be inducted into Dartmouth’s Athletics Hall of Fame this spring due to being named the recipient of the “Dartmouth’s Class of 1976 Award” for the top female athlete of the year in 2007-08.  So far in 2008, she led Dartmouth to a win in its Ivy opener at fellow defending champ and preseason favorite Harvard.  Schram tallied 17 points and seven rebounds and played lockdown defense including the game-preserving steal in a 59-55 win.  Koren has helped Dartmouth to a 3-0 start in Ivy League play as the team begins its title defense. She recently moved into third-place on the career three-point field goals list with 171.  Schram averaged 14.5 points. 6.5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3.5 steals in a weekend sweep to lead Dartmouth to a perfect 7-0 start and first place in the Ivy League after the first half of conference play.  Koren has led Dartmouth to the 2009 Ivy League Championship and a bid to the NCAA Tournament, the third title and second NCAA appearance of her career. She recently scored her 1,000th career point in the final regular season game of the season and has been named First Team All-Ivy.