John Lovett ’19, left, and Claire Collins ’19
Beverly Schaefer

Two championship athletes won the top honors at the Princeton Varsity Club’s 2019 senior awards dinner. 

JOHN LOVETT ’19, football’s All-American quarterback in two Ivy League title seasons, including the undefeated 2018 campaign, received the Roper Trophy. Lovett had a hand in 75 touchdowns in his collegiate career (42 rushing, 31 passing, and two receiving). 

CLAIRE COLLINS ’19, a four-time Ivy champion and All-American on the women’s open rowing team, won the Von Kienbusch Award. Princeton’s varsity eight was undefeated in the 2019 regular season and placed seventh at the NCAA Championships.

Economics major LAUREN BARNARD ’19 (women’s open rowing) received the Class of 1916 Cup, given to the senior letter-winner with the highest academic standing. Four students shared the Art Lane Award for “outstanding contribution to sport and society”: CARLY BONNET ’19 (women’s track and field), KURT HOLUBA ’19 (football), SYDNEY JORDAN ’19 (women’s basketball), and RYAN WILSON ’19 (men’s water polo). 

CHRIS YOUNG ’02, a vice president in Major League Baseball’s league office, was the Class of 1967 PVC Citizen-Athlete Award winner, and KAREN JEZIERNY, the University’s director of public affairs and an academic-athletic fellow, received the Marvin Bressler Award.