A lifelong resident of Huntington, W.Va., Janie transferred from Mills College to Princeton in her junior year. She quickly became a valued and respected member of the varsity women’s tennis team. In 1973 she captained the team and received the coveted white letter sweater, which is awarded to the captain of an undefeated team. When Janie was only 17 she competed in the first U.S. Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. After graduation she spent the summer in Europe competing in various tennis tournaments with her Princeton teammates Margie ’73 and Louise Gengler ’75.
While Janie was aggressive on the tennis court with her powerful serve and volley, she had a gentle spirit that manifested itself in her love of poetry and music. Her senior thesis was titled “Nature in the Poetry of Robert Frost.” In addition to her athletic ability, she was an accomplished violinist.
Janie’s kind spirit and gentle laugh will be missed by her classmates and tennis teammates.