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Academic-Athletic Fellows Spotlight – Bill Gleason

Bill Gleason is a Professor of English who has been at Princeton since 1993. His research and teaching interests include: 19th and 20th century American literature and culture; American popular culture; American social and cultural history; African American literature; multi-ethnic American literatures and American material culture, among others. During much of his time at Princeton, Bill has also served as ... Read More »

Academic-Athletic Fellows Spotlight – Rob L’Esperance

Rob L’Esperance is a lecturer in the Chemistry Department, teaching in the General Chemistry program. Rob is also the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Chemistry Department and has been at Princeton for 24 years, teaching for 19 of those years. Rob serves as an Academic-Athletic Fellow for the women’s lacrosse team, a role he has held since 2000. Recently ... Read More »

Amory Rowe ’95 – Field Hockey & Lacrosse

Being a student-athlete at Princeton requires a competitive attitude both on the field and the classroom.  Princeton provides the ability to challenge yourself, to discover how far you can go.  Each practice should be better than the one before, each grade an improvement on the previous semester,  It is not enough at Princeton to give an average effort.  Hard work, ... Read More »

Reading with the Tigers scores at Johnson Park Elementary School!

Tiger student-athletes: Nick Lake ’10, Sam Sabky ’11, Peter Sopher ’11, John Comfort ’12, Adlai Pappy ’12 and Michael Sdao ’13 spent time reading to kids at Johnson Park Elementary School as part of the PVC Reading with the Tigers Program. The PVC sponsors multiple Reading with the Tigers events throughout the academic year. The program is geared to get Tiger ... Read More »

Landis Stankievech ’08 – Ice Hockey

This past summer I was able to obtain a position with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company; a global leader in both the consulting industry and the business world in general. My experience with McKinsey was fantastic – I was challenged in many ways, but also learned a great deal because it is a tremendous firm. As I worked for McKinsey ... Read More »

Academic – Athletic Fellows Spotlight – Jess Deutsch ’91

Jess Deutsch ’91 is the Assistant Director for Health Professions Advising at Princeton. Jess has been a long time supporter of athletics and has embraced her role as an Academic-Athletic Fellow. Jess currently serves as the Academic-Athletic Fellow for women’s basketball and football. Jess took some time out to share with us her reflections on her time as an Academic-Athletic ... Read More »

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 »

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