Donn Cabral ’12 earned All-America honors in two events at the NCAA MEN’S and WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, June 8–11. Cabral, one of 10 Tigers to qualify for the meet, won a silver medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and placed eighth in the 5,000-meter run. Teammate Mark Amirault ’11 finished 12th in the 5,000, and the Princeton men also placed 12th in the 1,600-meter relay and the pole vault, where David Slovenski ’12 cleared 17 feet, 2¾ inches. On the women’s side, Ashley Higginson ’11 returned to the NCAA steeplechase final and finished sixth, earning All-America honors for the third time in her career.
Ten athletes shared top billing at the Princeton Varsity Club’s 2011 SENIOR AWARDS banquet. Amirault (men’s cross country and track), Taylor Fedun (men’s hockey), Kareem Maddox (men’s basketball), Robin Prendes (men’s lightweight crew), and Josh Walburn (men’s soccer) shared the Roper Trophy, presented annually to Princeton’s top male athletes. Sarah Cummings (women’s cross country and track), Higginson (women’s cross country and track), Addie Micir (women’s basketball), Megan Waters (women’s swimming), and Lauren Wilkinson (women’s open crew) were honored with the Von Kienbusch Award, given to the top female athletes.
Physics major Robert Marsland (sprint football) won the Class of 1916 Cup as the varsity letter winner with the highest academic standing. Peter Callahan (men’s soccer), Jennifer King (field hockey), John Stogin (men’s fencing), and Lauren Sykora (women’s lightweight crew) received the Art Lane Award for selfless contribution to sport and society. Football standout Jordan Culbreath, who returned to the field after battling a life-threatening blood disorder, received a Special Award of Valor.
Women’s rugby was named the SPORT CLUB OF THE YEAR by the Department of Athletics and Recreation. The women ruggers reached the Ivy championship game and played in the opening round of the national tournament for rugby clubs. Other honorees included men’s rugby (the top men’s club), women’s ultimate Frisbee (the top women’s club), and swimming (co-recreational club of the year).
The Ivy League-champion BASEBALL team dropped a pair of close games in the NCAA Tournament’s Austin Regional June 3–4. Princeton lost 5–3 to No. 7 Texas and 3–1 to Texas State.
WOMEN’S GOLF standout Kelly Shon ’14 will compete in the U.S. Women’s Open at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 7–10. Shon earned a place in the field by shooting a 2-under-par 142 in two rounds of sectional qualifying in Medina, Minn., May 23.