Originally published on Princeton Varsity Club website, and Princeton University News by Emily Aronson, Office of Communications
The Princeton Varsity Club and the Department of Athletics held the 21st edition of the PVC Awards Banquet, now known as the Gary Walters ’67 PVC Awards Banquet, on Thursday, May 31st to celebrate the accomplishments of the Princeton Athletics Class of 2018. The event was moved from the Princeton Graduate College to the friendly confines of Jadwin Gym, where nearly 680 attendees comprised of families, friends, coaches, staff and many others in the Princeton community, came together to celebrate the 219 graduating Tiger student-athletes.
The Art Lane Award is presented annually to undergraduate student-athletes in recognition of selfless contribution to sport and society and was given in memory of Art Lane ’34 by friends and family. This year the honor was shared by Abby Finkelston of Leonardtown, Maryland; Ehidiamen “Junior” Obohfrom Old Bridge, New Jersey; and Natalie Tung of Hong Kong.
Natalie Tung, an English major and four-year member of the women’s squash team, has dedicated herself to service both on campus and in the greater Princeton community. Natalie is co-founder and executive director of HomeWorks, a non-profit organization that provides an after-school boarding program to underserved middle and high school girls in Trenton, NJ. The program strives to empower women by providing strong academic support and a stable environment to further their education. Additionally, Natalie has served as a youth mentor as part of both Camp Kesem and the Big-sib Little-sib program. On campus, Natalie served as Student-Athlete Wellness Leader, member of the eHub Princeton Entrepreneurship Council Incubator and Accelerator Program and a Peer Arts Advisor for Creative Writing. As a junior, the Creative Writing Department recognized Natalie with the “Princeton Outstanding Work by a Junior in Creative Writing Prize.”