The Princeton Athletics community will come together to honor the Class of 2021 and their incredible accomplishments and unwavering resilience as part of this year’s virtual Gary Walters ’67 Princeton Varsity Club Awards Banquet. The Department of Athletics will host this virtual program on Thursday, May 13th, with the broadcast beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST.
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).
The Princeton Letter Sweater
The Princeton Varsity Club will also continue its tradition of providing Princeton letter sweaters to all graduating varsity student-athletes (sweaters will be distributed to all seniors on-campus or by mail in advance of the event). 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
Princeton Athletics Departmental Awards
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.