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The 2009 Princeton Varsity Club Senior Student-Athlete Awards Banquet

Each year the PVC celebrates the accomplishments of the senior class with a grand banquet attended by families, friends, coaches, staff and many others in the Princeton community. Senior student-athletes, their families, and PVC members and their guests gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the great Class of 2009 and honorary PVC award winners. The 12th Annual Senior Student-Awards Banquet was held ... Read More »

Adam Berry ’09 – Football

I am a strong believer in the value of athletics. I often tell people that I have learned more on the athletic field, the weight room, and the track than I have in any classroom. This is a significant statement given the amount I’ve learned academically in Princeton, but sport can be more difficult than any precept, problem set, or ... Read More »

Katie Cox ’09 – Lacrosse

This is an excerpt from the 2009 PVC Senior Student-Athlete Awards Banquet. I grew up in Long Island, a hot bed of lacrosse and developed a passion for the sport at an early age. In my Middle School yearbook, I wrote about how I aspired to come to Princeton and by my freshman year of high school, it looked like ... Read More »

Jessica Berry ’09 – Basketball

It’s Sunday at about 4:15 AM, and I’ve had quite enough tossing and turning. I need a book, but nothing thesis-related-or school-related, for that matter. And it can’t be too happy. I need a book because I can’t sleep, because I keep replaying our overtime loss to Dartmouth, our nine-point loss to Harvard in my head, over and over. I ... Read More »

Academic – Athletic Fellows Spotlight – Diane McKay

The PVC recently caught up with Dean Diane McKay; Assistant Dean of the College and Academic – Athletic Fellow to the women’s tennis team. 1. As an Academic-Athletic fellow what is your role with the team? The role is evolving, but includes cheering for the team at matches, serving as a mentor to students (helping to answer questions, connecting them ... Read More »

Weapons of Mass Construction 4

The Princeton Varsity Club, Athletic Department staff, Student-Athletes, Coaches, Academic-Athletic Fellows and Isles, Inc. teamed up for a day of learning, fun, construction and yes, destruction (at least demolition) for a great cause. Isles, Inc, is a Trenton-based environmental and community development organization started by Marty Johnson ’81 (baseball, football) and other Princeton students and faculty in 1981. Volunteers worked on the ... Read More »

Kit Mueller ’91 – Basketball

During my senior year of high school I stepped through a fish tank and caused relatively significant damage to my left leg. I was told there was a realistic possibility that I would not play basketball again. As schools consequently began to drop scholarship offers, the decision whether to attend Princeton became an easier one as my focus turned more ... Read More »

Teams and Toys

Teams & Toys is a community service project designed specifically for student athletes. Its goal is to provide Princeton athletic teams with an opportunity to use the platform of sports to make a positive difference in both the life of the University and the local community. In this effort, Athletes in Action helps Princeton’s Varsity and club teams to adopt ... Read More »

PVC Presents Reading With The Tigers

Princeton Student-Athletes have notoriously hectic schedules.  Each day they are faced with the task of balancing schoolwork, practice, competition, training, studying, co-curricular activities, and a social life.  So, what do Princeton Student-Athletes do on a Monday morning after their first practice of the day and before heading to class? They volunteer their time to read to students at Johnson Park ... Read More »

Dick Kazmaier ’52 – Football

Excerpts from the acceptance speech of the 2007 Citizen-Athlete Award Winner: Dick Kazmaier ’52 When as a senior during the 1951 season the question from a reporter was, “what are your priorities as a football player at Princeton,” and the answer was, in order, friends, studies and football, minimally there was a degree of surprise. That being part of an ... Read More »

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