This year’s top honors at the Princeton Varsity Club senior awards banquet went to Daria Frayman ’23, the Von Kienbusch Award winner, who ranked as high as No. 1 nationally in singles while leading the women’s tennis team to four Ivy League titles and three NCAA Tournament second-round appearances, and Sondre Guttormsen ’23, the Roper Trophy winner, who set program and Ivy pole vaulting records, indoors and outdoors, and won three NCAA titles in his event.
The new Chris Sailer Leadership Award, for senior student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional leadership and a commitment to serving others, went to wrestling’s Quincy Monday ’23, a three-time All-American and Academic All-Ivy honoree, and women’s basketball’s Grace Stone ’23, two-time All-Ivy performer on the first Ivy women’s team to win NCAA Tournament games in consecutive seasons.
Ella Gantman ’23 (School of Public and International Affairs) and Madeleine Polubinski ’23 (politics) shared the Class of 1916 Cup, awarded to the senior letter-winner with the highest academic standing. As a goalkeeper in women’s soccer, Gantman made seven starts as a senior and was awarded the Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize on Alumni Day. Polubinski paced the women’s lightweight rowing team to a bronze medal at the Eastern Sprints in 2022 and was an IRA All-Academic honoree.
Serena Starks ’23, the 2023 Ivy Player of the Year in softball, received the Art Lane ’34 Award for selfless contribution to sport and society. Starks led her team to back-to-back Ivy championships.