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Academic-Athletic Fellow Spotlight – John Gager

John Gager recently retired from his position as the William H. Danforth Professor of Religion after 39 years of service to Princeton University. During his time on campus, he has had a tremendous impact on his students, including one group in particular. Professor Gager has served as an Academic-Athletic Fellow and worked closely with the Princeton women’s soccer team for ... Read More »

Academic-Athletic Fellow Spotlight – Karen Jezierny

Karen Jezierny is always smiling. Her energy level alone is probably enough to light up Lourie-Love Field for night games. She likes to call people “hon.” In short, she’s the perfect soccer mom. So why limit herself to just her 10-year-old daughter Dana, who plays for the Montgomery Lightning? Instead, Jezierny has also adopted another 25 or so soccer players. ... Read More »

Academic-Athletic Fellow Spotlight – Karen Malatesta

The PVC recently spoke with Karen Malatesta, Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology and long-time Academic-Athletic Fellow to the Princeton University Track team. She shared some thoughts on her experiences and the value of participating in the AAF program: “The aspect of being an Academic Athletic Fellow to the Men’s Cross-Country and Track Team that I value most is having numerous ... Read More »

The 2008 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 2008 and honorary PVC award winners. The 11th Annual Senior Student-Awards Banquet was held at ... Read More »

Academic-Athletic Fellow Spotlight – Joseph Michels

The PVC recently spoke with Joseph Michels, Director for Research Initiatives, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials, Lecturer in the Princeton Writing Program, and Academic-Athletic Fellow to the men’s and women’s crew teams. Q. How many years have you served as an Academic-Athletic Fellow? A. Six years supporting the rowing program. Q. What is your role with the ... Read More »

Cackie Buck Rogers ’77 – Field Hockey, Lacrosse

When I arrived at Princeton in the fall of 1973, only one class of women had graduated. We women were still an anomaly and a definite minority. But I was lucky! I had an immediate band of friends because I put on my gym shorts and cleats and headed down to Poe Field for pre-season field hockey. Hockey practice gave ... Read More »

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 »

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