Author Archives: the PVC

Nancy Kraemer Crocker ’79 – Track & Field, Basketball

In the early days of women’s track & field, we were so few in numbers that Coach [Peter] Farrell used nearly every willing body for nearly any imaginable event. Entering multiple events, though born of competitive necessity, typifies for me something of the spirit of Princeton Athletics. Being part of a competitive team grew naturally into sport as a lifetime ... Read More »

Wendy Zaharko ’74 – Squash

I had come to Princeton for two very different reasons. First, I was an activist vehemently opposed to the war in Vietnam and Princeton was the national hotbed of the anti-war movement. I wanted to acquire the skills to save the world and to learn civil disobedience by studying at the Woodrow Wilson School. Secondly, I wanted to play squash in ... Read More »

PVC On the Road at the Final Four

Princeton Varsity Club members were invited to join Director of Athletics Gary Walters ’67, the Chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, for a luncheon at the Final Four in San Antonio. Director of Athletics Gary Walters ’67 hosted members of the Princeton University family at a luncheon in San Antonio during the activities surrounding the Men’s Final ... Read More »

Young Park ’94 – Track & Field

I am proud to be a Princeton graduate and to have once been a Princeton female athlete. And yet, I am even prouder to have been a member and senior-year captain of the Women’s Track & Field team. When I arrived at Princeton, I was excited at the prospect of not only expanding my intellect but also improving my athletic ... Read More »

Gretchen Anderson ’04 – Ice Hockey

Excerpts from the 2004 PVC Senior Student-Athlete Awards Banquet I am sure that what I have learned from being a student-athlete [at Princeton] at least in some way or another strikes a chord of familiarity in each of you… It’s taught me a lot of things, but the very first lesson I learned was modesty. Being naive, I thought that ... Read More »

Chanel Lattimer ’05 – Track & Field

Excerpts from the “Ivy League Spotlight” on My college decision came down to the last minute! I realized that I didn’t want track to become a job. I didn’t want that constant pressure and a scholarship looming over my head. As much as I love to run, I also love being involved in other activities. Not only was the ... Read More »

John Mack ’00 – Track & Field

Being a varsity student-athlete meant being a part of a special group of students at Princeton. Whether you were on the track team or played lacrosse or basketball or squash, you knew that your teammates and friends on other teams were working hard to excel academically and athletically, and it pushed you to do the same. For me, the educational ... Read More »

The 2007 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 family, 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 Class of 2007 and honorary PVC award winners. The 10th Annual Senior Student-Awards Banquet was held at ... Read More »

Janine Willis ’05 – Soccer

The life-skills that you garner as a student-athlete are valuable in every aspect of life. You learn how to multi-task effectively. You learn about the fruits of your labor, and that there is no substitute for hard work. You learn how to pick yourself up when you’ve fallen short. All of these skills and experiences are easily translated to the ... Read More »

Adele McCarthy Beauvais ’03 – Water Polo

Today, when I think of my time at Princeton, I feel like water polo was an invaluable component of my life there. However, I came to Princeton unsure of how my athletic experience playing women’s water polo would fit with my academic and student life. I knew that it would be a challenge to try to integrate these three components, ... Read More »

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