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Fred Vystavel ’16 (left) and his partner Joachim Sutton
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Fred Vystavel ’16 wins bronze for Denmark in men’s pair rowing

After nearly a week of competition, Princeton finally has its first medalist of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. With the third-place finish, Vystavel becomes the 60th Princetonian to medal at an Olympic Games.

After nearly a week of competition, Princeton finally has its first medalist of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. With the third-place finish, Vystavel becomes the 60th Princetonian to medal at an Olympic Games.

SPORTS | July 29

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Mohamed Hamza ’23 finishes seventh in men’s foil at the Olympics

Hamza will fence again in the team men’s foil event on August 1 with his Egyptian teammates, Alaaeldin Abouelkassem and Mohamed Hassan. “I’ll definitely take this momentum into my team event,” he told the ‘Prince,’ “and the following individual Olympic event in Paris 2024 hopefully!”

Hamza will fence again in the team men’s foil event on August 1 with his Egyptian teammates, Alaaeldin Abouelkassem and Mohamed Hassan. “I’ll definitely take this momentum into my team event,” he told the ‘Prince,’ “and the following individual Olympic event in Paris 2024 hopefully!”

SPORTS | July 26

Shea Rowing Center glows brilliantly at midnight along Lake Carnegie. 
Justin Cai / The Daily Princetonian

Despite late start, Princeton rowing teams eye national championship

The COVID-19 pandemic meant that most sports teams have not competed in the past year. On April 24, rowing became the first sport to compete since campus closed last March. Now, the teams have their eyes set on competing in the national championship. 

The COVID-19 pandemic meant that most sports teams have not competed in the past year. On April 24, rowing became the first sport to compete since campus closed last March. Now, the teams have their eyes set on competing in the national championship.  

SPORTS | May 6

The Tigers celebrate after beating UCLA 43-41 in the 1996 NCAA Tournament. 
Photo courtesy of Ben Hart ’96

Moments in March: Pete Carril led the Tigers to a stunning upset over UCLA

In 1996, Pete Carril — who had served as men’s basketball head coach at Princeton for 29 years — became the only Division I coach to record 500 wins at a university that doesn’t offer athletic scholarships. Unbeknownst to the ’95–’96 team, it was his final season.

In 1996, Pete Carril — who had served as men’s basketball head coach at Princeton for 29 years — became the only Division I coach to record 500 wins at a university that doesn’t offer athletic scholarships. Unbeknownst to the ’95–’96 team, it was his final season.

SPORTS | April 5

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Bob Scrabis ‘89 (#34) and Kit Mueller ‘91 (#00) orchestrate the offense in Princeton’s 1989 NCAA tournament game against Alonzo Mourning (#33) and the Georgetown Hoyas. Courtesy of GoPrincetonTigers.com.

Moments in March: How Princeton’s 1988-89 men’s basketball team saved March Madness

“After the game, I said, ‘if people are talking about this 10 years from now, that would give me tremendous pride,’” said team captain Bob Scrabis. “Here we are, 32 years since then, and we're still talking about it.”

“After the game, I said, ‘if people are talking about this 10 years from now, that would give me tremendous pride,’” said team captain Bob Scrabis. “Here we are, 32 years since then, and we're still talking about it.”

SPORTS | March 25

The 1964–65 Princeton Men’s basketball team. 1965 Bric-a-brac / Princeton University, via Princeton Alumni Weekly.

Moments in March: Bill Bradley ’65 led the Tigers to their only Final Four run in school history

The ‘Prince’ spoke with Princeton basketball alumni Don Rodenbach ’66 and Bob Haarlow ’66 on their team’s journey to the Final Four round of the 1965 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament — a team coached by Butch van Breda Kolff ’45 and led by Bill Bradley ’65.

The ‘Prince’ spoke with Princeton basketball alumni Don Rodenbach ’66 and Bob Haarlow ’66 on their team’s journey to the Final Four round of the 1965 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament — a team coached by Butch van Breda Kolff ’45 and led by Bill Bradley ’65.

SPORTS | March 18

Caption: Women's ice hockey celebrates with the ECAC trophy after winning their first ECAC championship in program history.

Credit: Owen Tedford/The Daily Princetonian

Princeton women’s hockey defeats Cornell for first ECAC title in program history

The No. 6 Princeton women's hockey team won their first ECAC title in program history after defeating No. 1 Cornell 3–2 in overtime. Senior goalie Stephanie Neatby shutout Cornell after the Big Red had scored two goals, and sophomore defender Mariah Keopple scored the winning goal. The Tigers have secured an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

SPORTS | 03/08/2020

Senior Charlie Minns was named Career High Point Diver of the meet at the Ivy League Championships.

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Men’s swimming and diving finishes second at Ivy League Championships

Princeton men’s swimming and diving took home second place at the four-day-long Ivy League Championships in Providence, Rhode Island. Multiple strong performances, across both individual and relay events, allowed the Tigers to accumulate a total of 1231 points. Raunak Kholsa was honored as High Point Swimmer of the meet and Charlie Minns was named Career High Point Diver.

SPORTS | 03/03/2020