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Athlete of the Week

The women's basketball game against league-leading Harvard Saturday was billed not as Princeton versus Harvard but rather as Princeton versus Allison Feaster. For the Tigers to win, they were going to have to play together to defeat Feaster, the number one scorer in Ivy League history.

And this they did. Yet in the midst of strong team play, one Princeton player managed to stand out: Kate Thirolf.


The sophomore forward from Rockville, Md. led the team in scoring in both games this weekend, draining six three-pointers and collecting a career-high 26 points against Dartmouth before stepping onto the court a night later to meet Feaster. In front of a crowd of 1,135 – the largest ever to see a women's basketball game at Jadwin Gym – Thirolf scored another 21 points to lead the Tigers to the upset, giving the crowd another name to remember.