After winning the Ivy League Pitcher of the Year award two years ago and less than a week after graduating, Zak Hermans ’13 was drafted Saturday by the Chicago Cubs. The 6’2” righty is the third Tiger to be drafted in the last two years after fellow ace Matt Bowman ’14 and catcher Sam Mulroy ’12 were drafted by the New York Mets and Los Angeles Angels in the 2012 MLB Draft.
"It was a superb race, from the start to the finish," senior Heidi Robbins told GoPrincetonTigers.com just after her V8 boat won the grand final at the 2013 Ivy League Championships.
It was, indeed, superb for Robbins and her boat, which led the field throughout the entire race on its way to a 6:29.96 mark and a comfortable win over second-place Yale, which finished at 6:36.86. The Tigers redeemed themselves by winning their second Ivy title in three years after placing third to Harvard and Cornell at last year's Ivy Sprints.
Senior Matija Pecotic, the Daily Princetonian’s 2013 Male Athlete of the Year, says his original goal for his Princeton career was to make the starting lineup of the men’s tennis team. It’s safe to say that Pecotic, who recently became the first person ever to be named Ivy League Men’s Tennis Player of the Year three times, underestimated himself.
During the final game of her college career, Reinprecht recorded an assist and the game’s only defensive save en route to a 3-2 upset over then-No. 1 North Carolina. Reinprecht’s efforts helped Princeton capture its eighth-straight Ivy League title and first ever national title.
Making its second-ever NCAA championship appearance for the second consecutive year, the sixth-seeded women's water polo team went 2-1 at the national championships this past weekend in Boston to finish fifth out of eight teams playing in the tournament. After falling short to third-seeded UCLA in the opening round, the Tigers (28-6 overall, 5-0 CWPA) bounced back over the next two days to beat Iona and University of California, San Diego.
At a panel Friday morning, Oregon State basketball head coach Craig Robinson ’83 got a laugh from the audience with a joke behind which there is certainly a great deal of truth:
“There are three things that everybody thinks they can do,” he said. “Tend bar, start a fire and coach basketball.”