On May 26, Biggs (Swimming) and Douwes (Field Hockey) were featured as keynote speakers, and Quimby received the Princeton Varsity Club Award for Distinction at the 2011 PVC Awards Banquet. In addressing the assembled group, each recognized the positive effect that athletics have had on their Princeton experience.
"I believe we have all been particularly fortunate to be educated, not only in the lecture halls, but out on the field, in the pool, on the track and on the court as well. I believe it is this “Education Through Athletics” that will have the most significant impact on our Road Ahead." - Alex Douwes '11
"Princeton athletics has showed us that adversity is unavoidable, it’s a part of life, but how you handle yourself in the face of adversity shows the type of person you are." - Patrick Biggs '11
"Being associated with Princeton Athletics has truly been an honor, and I’m not just thinking about the astonishing record of victories Gary mentioned earlier, or of Princeton’s complete and total domination of the Ivy League. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love a good win as much as anyone. But that’s not what makes me so proud to be associated with Princeton athletics. Rather, it is the dedication that I see from everyone in this department—from trainers and grounds keepers and administrators and coaches—to making Princeton an institution that embodies the student-athlete ideal. From where I sit in the Dean of the College Office, I simply could not be more proud of the work that you all do every day to create such an enormously positive educational experience for our student-athletes." - Peter Quimby