Anna Van Brummen ’17, above left, defeated teammate Katharine Holmes ’17 in the women’s epee final at the NCAA FENCING Championships March 26, winning Princeton’s first national championship in any sport since women’s track and field star Julia Ratcliffe ’17 captured gold in the hammer throw in 2014. Two other Tigers reached the national semifinals in their events: Maia Chamberlain ’20 (women’s saber) and Wesley Johnson ’19 (men’s epee). Princeton placed fourth in the combined men’s and women’s team standings.
Erica Nori ’17 pitched two shutouts and SOFTBALL won its first four Ivy League games, sweeping Brown and Yale April 1 and 2.
BASEBALL opened its Ivy season with wins in both games of a doubleheader against Brown April 2 but dropped its next two in an April 3 doubleheader against Yale.
After the 2017 football season, POWERS FIELD at Princeton Stadium will be covered with a seasonal “bubble” to allow teams to practice indoors during the winter. The structure was made possible by a $3.5 million gift from an anonymous donor.
MEN’S BASKETBALL coach Mitch Henderson ’98 was named as one of 20 finalists for the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Award after leading the Tigers to their first Ivy title and NCAA Tournament appearance since 2011. South Carolina’s Frank Martin won the award.
FOOTBALL will play its Nov. 9, 2019, game against Dartmouth at Yankee Stadium to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first intercollegiate football game, played between Princeton and Rutgers on Nov. 6, 1869.