Five Princeton student-athletes have been named finalists for the William Winston Roper Trophy which is 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.
The Roper Trophy will be presented at the Gary Walters ’67 Princeton Varsity Club Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 25th starting at 5:00 p.m. ET. For more information on the 2023 banquet, click here.
Meet the 2023 finalists!
TOSAN EVBUOMWAN | BASKETBALL
Tosan Evbuomwan led the Tigers to the Sweet Sixteen in 2023, becoming just the fourth No. 15 seed to do so, and was invited to attend the 2023 NBA Draft Combine. Named to the 2023 NCAA South Region All-Tournament Team, he was also named 2023 Ivy Madness Most Outstanding Player and MVP of the 2022 London Basketball Classic. The 2022 Unanimous Ivy League Player of the Year, Evbuomwan is a two-time First-Team All-Ivy honoree, a two-time Ivy Madness All-Tournament Team honoree and a two-time NABC All-District honoree. In addition, he was named Academic All-Ivy and CSC Academic All-District in 2023. Evbuomwan’s 161 assists from the 2022-23 season are tied for the program record, and his 142 assists during the 2021-22 season rank No. 3 all-time in school history. In only three seasons, he ranks No. 6 all-time in school history in assists with 323, and 34th in points with 1033.
PATRICK GLORY | WRESTLING
Breaking a 72-year drought, Patrick Glory won the 125-pound NCAA wrestling title in 2023, becoming just the second individual NCAA wrestling champion in program history. The win came a year after Glory gave Princeton its first NCAA finalist in 20 years, and he is one of only two wrestlers in program history to have multiple top-two NCAA Championships finishes. Glory was a Hodge Award finalist for the second time in 2023, three years after becoming the first Princetonian to be a finalist for college wrestling’s top award in the nearly three decades the honor has been given. Glory is one of two four-time All-Americans in program history, one of five three-time EIWA champions in program history, and the first Princeton wrestler to make the EIWA final in all four seasons.
SONDRE GUTTORMSEN | TRACK AND FIELD
A three-time NCAA champion and First-Team All-American pole vaulter, Sondre Guttormsen has been at his best on the biggest stages with titles at both the 2022 and 2023 NCAA indoor Championships as well as a victory at the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Championships. His indoor championship in 2022 was Princeton Track’s first individual national title in 20 years, and he repeated as champion in 2023 with a performance that tied the national collegiate record with a jump of 6.0 meters. In addition to his NCAA title, this year Guttormsen became the first Norwegian pole vaulter to win Gold at the European Athletics Indoor Championships. A four-time Ivy League Champion who has won both the indoor and outdoor pole vault championship for two consecutive seasons, Guttormsen has set new program and Ivy League pole vaulting records both indoors and outdoors. A consistent presence on the Watch List for the Bowerman Award which is presented annually to the nation’s top track and field athlete, Guttormsen was a semifinalist for the award in 2022. A 2023 Academic All-Ivy honoree, he was also named the Mid-Atlantic Region Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year following his repeat championship performance.
ANDREI IOSIVAS | FOOTBALL/TRACK AND FIELD
A two-sport standout, Andrei Iosivas has earned All-American honors in both football and track and field. On the gridiron, he led the Ivy League in receptions (66), receiving yards (943) and touchdown catches (seven) this season while being ranked ninth in the nation in receiving yards. His work as a receiver was rewarded with four All-American honors and invitations to both the Reese’s Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine. A two-time All-Ivy selection, Iosivas graduates No. 6 all-time in receiving yards by a Princeton football player with 1,909 and third in touchdown catches with 16. The Ivy League record-holder and three-time Ivy champion in the heptathlon, Iosivas was a 2022 NCAA All-American in the event after finishing fourth at the indoor championships where he posted the fastest 60m time ever in the heptathlon when he ran 6.71 second. In April, Iosivas was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the NFL Draft
RAUNAK KHOSLA | SWIMMING AND DIVING
A nine-time NCAA All-American, Raunak Khosla is a three-time Ivy League Championships High Point Swimmer of the Meet, a 12-time Ivy League Champion and First-Team All-Ivy honoree and a six-time Second-Team All-Ivy honoree. In 2023, Khosla helped lead the Tigers to the No. 24 ranking in the final CSCAA Dual Meet Top-25, marking the first time in school history the Tigers ended the season with a top-25 ranking. A US Olympic trials participant in 2021, Khosla holds program records in the 100 breaststroke, the 200 breaststroke, the 200 IM, the 400 IM and the 200 butterfly along with the 400 medley relay, 400 freestyle relay and the 800 freestyle relay.