The Princeton Athletics community will come together to virtually honor the Great Class of 2020 and their incredible accomplishments and lasting impact as part of this year’s modified Gary Walters ’67 Princeton Varsity Club Awards Banquet. The PVC and Department of Athletics will host this virtual program on Thursday, May 28, with the broadcast beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST (click here to watch live).
As part of this virtual celebration, awards will be presented in recognition of athletic excellence, academic achievement and service to the community and pay tribute to exceptional student-athletes, distinguished alumni and supporters of Princeton Athletics (see complete award listing below). Click below to view the finalists for this year’s senior student-athlete awards:
- William Winston Roper Trophy
- C. Otto von Kienbusch Award
- Art Lane ’34 Award
- Class of 1916 Cup – to be announced Monday, May 25th
The Princeton Letter Sweater
The Princeton Varsity Club provides letter sweaters to graduating student-athletes who are members of a varsity athletic team and appear on that team’s active/injured roster at time of graduation. Letter sweaters will be mailed to all senior student-athletes in advance of this year’s Gary Walters ’67 PVC Awards Banquet. Letter sweater sponsorship opportunities exist at the following levels – sweater sponsorships may be placed directly online (click here) or by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-849-3037:
- Letter Sweater Sponsor (1 sweater) – $150
- All-Ivy Sponsor (4 sweaters) – $500
- All-American Sponsor (8 sweaters) – $1,000
Otto von Kienbusch Award
Awarded annually to a Princeton senior woman of high scholastic rank who has demonstrated general proficiency in athletics and the qualities of a true sportswoman. Presented in memory of C. Otto v. Kienbusch ’06, friend and benefactor of women’s athletics at Princeton.
William Winston Roper Trophy
Awarded annually to a Princeton senior man of high scholastic rank and outstanding qualities of sportsmanship and general proficiency in athletics. Presented by Mrs. William W. Roper and the Class of 1902.
Art Lane ’34 Award
Awarded to an undergraduate athlete in recognition of his or her selfless contribution to sport and society. Given in memory of Art Lane ’34 by friends and family.
Class of 1916 Cup
Awarded each year to the Princeton varsity letterwinner who continuing in competition in his or her senior year achieved at graduation the highest academic standing. Given by the Class of 1916 on the occasion of its 50th reunion.
Class of 1967 PVC Citizen-Athlete Award
Presented by the Princeton Varsity Club for selfless and noble contributions to sport and society.
Marvin Bressler Award
Awarded to that member of the Princeton family who, through heartfelt support of the University’s student-athletes and coaches, best embodies a belief in the lifelong lessons taught by competition and athletics as a complement to the overall educational mission. Awarded in the spirit of Marvin Bressler, professor of sociology, 1963-94.