The Princeton Varsity Club (PVC) is pleased to announce that seven Princeton student-athletes have been selected to travel to Vietnam this summer to participate in the Coach for College program, a global initiative aimed at promoting higher education through sports. This marks the fourth year the PVC has helped to sponsor international service opportunities for varsity student-athletes. As part of the Coach for College program, the student-athletes will teach academics, athletics and life skills to 6th, 7th and 8th grade Vietnamese students while working alongside Vietnamese coaches and instructors.
2016 Coach for College Participants:
- Carly Bonnet ’19 — Women’s Track & Field (Haddonfield, NJ), Hau Giang Province
- Claire Collins ’19 — Women’s Openweight Rowing (McLean, VA), Hau Giang Province
- Allison Glossinger ’19 — Women’s Track & Field (Owings Mills, Md.), Mekong Delta Region, South Vietnam
- Allie Klimkiewicz ’19 — Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field (Oakton, VA), Mekong Delta Region, South Vietnam
- Sarah Mendenhall ’17 — Women’s Soccer (Pasadena, CA), Mekong Delta Region, South Vietnam
- Max Schwegman ’18 — Men’s Track & Field (Birmingham, MI), Hau Giang Province
- Tyler Sullivan ’18 — Men’s Swimming & Diving (Louisville, KY), Hau Giang Province
If you would you like to support any of the above Princeton student-athletes, you can do so by clicking on their name and visiting their personal donation page.
Coach for College is a program open to varsity student-athletes, which aims to increase higher education attainment among disadvantaged Vietnamese adolescents using the excitement and life skills provided by participation in sports-related activities. The program provides American college athletes with an intensive and collaborative service experience that engenders the skills needed to exercise leadership and commitment to positive social change.
To read more about previous participants in Coach for College participants and their experiences teaching academics, athletics and life skills, please click the links below.