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How Women Became Tigers

A look at the first Princeton women's golf varsity team posing with the men's team in their 1991 team photo. 

More than forty years ago, Princeton Associate Athletic Director Sam Howell ’50 floated the idea of forming a new club sport to baseball coach Eddie Donovan. Just a few months later, the Princeton women’s golf team became a reality. After several decades, the team has grown into one of the premier teams in the Ivy League and a force to be reckoned with at tournaments throughout the Northeast. Their triumphs include back-to-back Ivy League titles this year and last.


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Sally Frank '80. Courtesy of Drake University

Sally Frank ’80 describes the Tiger Inn of 1979, a club she sued for not accepting women

When Sally Frank ’80 filed a lawsuit in 1979 against Ivy Club, Tiger Inn, and Cottage Club because they did not accept women, her goal was clear: Get women past the threshold of men-only clubs. Now, in 2018, nine of the 11 eating club presidents are female, which means Prospect Avenue is a much different street than when Frank studied at the University.

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