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Big Green figure skating ices the competition

Originally Published: July 11, 2007
By Brendan Murphy | ESPN.com

This week, ESPN.com is featuring a few of the best non-NCAA-sanctioned programs in the country.

Nicole Newman, a junior co-captain on the Dartmouth College figure skating club, detests the stomach-sinking sensation that comes with defeat.

Newman says, like any competitor, the thought of losing torments sporting souls. On a more physical level, however, the reality of failure is palpable. It's cold and harsh; it bruises and breaks.

"Ice is really hard," Newman says. ...

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