More than a dozen students and alumni competed in international athletics this summer, including these four notable performers:
KATIE REINPRECHT ’13 scored the first goal in the U.S. field hockey team’s 2–1 win over international power Argentina in the gold-medal game of the Pan American Games July 24. Reinprecht and her sister Julia ’14 helped the United States earn a bid to next summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
HANS BRASE ’16 and the German men’s basketball team pushed the United States to double overtime in the World University Games final before falling, 84–77. The U.S. team was composed primarily of players from the University of Kansas, while Germany featured three American collegians.
ASHLEIGH JOHNSON ’16 was named Most Valuable Player in the gold-medal game of the FINA Women’s Water Polo World Championships, saving 12 shots as the United States edged the Netherlands, 5–4, Aug. 7. Johnson, who is taking a leave from Princeton to prepare for the Olympics, also earned Pan Am gold in July.
DONN CABRAL ’12, a 2012 Olympian in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finished second in his event at the U.S. Championships June 28. With a time of 8:13.37, Cabral cut nearly six seconds off his personal best. He finished 10th at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing Aug. 24.