Courtesy Princeton women’s basketball

First lady Michelle Obama ’85, above, was on hand to cheer for her niece, Leslie Robinson ’18, and the WOMEN’S BASKETBALL team when Princeton defeated American in Washington, D.C., Nov. 23. The Tigers opened the nonconference season 9–0 — the best start in program history.

MEN’S BASKETBALL defeated Stony Brook Dec. 6 to improve to 3–6 in nonconference games. Steven Cook ’17 scored 28 points in the game, doubling his previous career high.

Former WOMEN’S GOLF standout Kelly Shon ’14 earned her LPGA Tour card by finishing in a tie for ninth in the tour’s qualifying tournament Dec. 3–7. Shon is the first Princeton woman — and third Ivy League alumna — to qualify as a regular member of the professional golf circuit.

FOOTBALL linebacker Mike Zeuli ’15 and Harvard lineman Zack Hodges shared the Ivy Defensive Player of the Year honors, presented at the Bushnell Cup ceremony in New York City Dec. 8. Princeton finished the season 5–5 after dropping its final two games to Yale and Dartmouth.