Tiger Student-Athletes Share Reflections at PVC Winter Coaches Luncheon

Princeton Varsity Club members, Corporate Partners, and members of the Princeton Athletics “Team Around the Team” gathered in-person on Tuesday, February 22nd for the PVC Winter Coaches Luncheon. The event took place at the Friend Center on Princeton’s campus.

Featured winter programs included women’s basketball, men’s track & field, men’s basketball and women’s squash. Following opening remarks from Ford Family Director of Athletics, John Mack ’00, each featured winter head coach – Carla Berube (women’s basketball), Fred Samara (men’s track & field), Mitch Henderson ’98 (men’s basketball), and Gail Ramsay (women’s squash) – provided updates on their respective program and their goals heading into their respective postseason stretches. In the days following the luncheon, men and women’s basketball and men’s indoor track & field each secured their respective Ivy League championships.

Click here to view a complete photo gallery from the PVC Winter Coaches Luncheon.

Each winter program was also represented by a student-athlete leader, who shared perspectives on their time as a Princeton student-athlete, what it has meant to represent the Orange & Black, and how their experience has been shaped by the Department of Athletics’ tenants of Achieve, Serve, Lead and Education Through Athletics. Click above to hear from each of the Tiger student-athletes.

Featured winter student-athletes included:

  • Grace Stone ’23 (women’s basketball)
  • Daniel Duncan ’24 (men’s track & field)
  • Jaelin Llewellyn ’22 (men’s basketball)
  • Elle Ruggiero ’22 (women’s squash)

The luncheon also celebrated Colten Young ’22 (men’s swimming & diving) and Grace Stone ’23 (women’s basketball), who were recognized as recipients of the PNC Bank Student-Athlete Achiever Award for the fall season. This awards recognizes achievement across academics, athletics and community service and engagement.

Click here for the full feature of this season’s Achiever Award recipients.