TIGRESS ATHLETICS: PRINCETON, OLYMPICS & BEYOND! - SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Did you know two Princeton students, eleven alumni, and three coaches participated in Rio's Olympic Games? Ten of them were women!
Join the Princeton Club of Chicago and the Princeton Women's Network for a panel discussion with Olympic bronze medalist, Carol Brown '75; professional soccer player, Jen Hoy '13; and Princeton basketball alumnae Cheryl Stevens '10 and Megan Bowen '13.
Erin McDermott, current Director of Athletics at the University of Chicago and former Deputy Director of Athletics at Princeton, will serve as moderator.
Our athletes will share their stories about the road to Princeton, the Olympics, and Beyond!
All alumni, parents, students, and Tiger friends are welcome! Light hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served and are included with your reservation.
Many thanks to WAC member Liz Sharp S80 P14 P18 for hosting us.
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Despite having graduated from high school in Illinois prior to the passage of Title IX with girls’ sports officially banned in the public schools, Carol found her way to the Princeton boathouse in the fall of her freshman year. Five years later she was competing for team USA at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal - and winning a bronze medal! While at Princeton Carol also found time to start and Captain the first women’s swim team and was a three-time All American with a national record relay title.
A member of the 1980 and the 1984 Olympic Teams, Carol retired in 1984 and married Lindsay Pomeroy ’76, a 4-year member of the PU Men’s Ice Hockey Team. They have a son, Stuart ’18, who is playing hockey for the Tigers.
Carol was a politics major at Princeton and earned her MBA from the University of Washington. She works in finance and operations for the University of Chicago.
Standing 6’ 3”, Cheryl played center for the Princeton women’s basketball team and was co-captain her senior year. In her final season, the team finished 14-0 in the Ivy League, winning the Ivy Championship trophy, going 26-3 overall, and making the first ever NCAA Tournament appearance for PU women's basketball. Upon graduation, Cheryl went on to work for John W. Rogers Jr. '80 at Ariel Investment and continues to play in 3-on-3 tournaments with him each year. Cheryl has stayed active in the Princeton community by serving as a member of the Leadership Group of the Princeton Club of Chicago. She is the Co-Chair of the Annual Dinner Planning Committee and enjoys meeting prospective Princeton students as an interviewer with the Alumni Schools Committee (ASC). She continues her involvement with Princeton athletics via the Friends of Princeton Basketball group.
Cheryl works at PierceGray, a retained executive search firm specializing in supply chain and operations leadership. She holds an A.B. from Princeton and majored in history.
In 2012, she was named Ivy League Player of the Year as part of Princeton winning the Ivy League Championship. She ranked second in Princeton history for most goals scored in a season, recorded three hat tricks, and scored two game-winning goals. In 2013, Hoy was invited to the U23 camps for the Women’s National Team.
Raised in Sellersville, PA, Jen attended Germantown Academy where she finished her high school career with 110 goals and 46 assists. She was voted three-time league MVP and was named by the Philadelphia Inquirer as Player of the Year the same year. Jen helped her club team, FC Bucks Vipers, to win state cups for six seasons and the 2009 U-18 US Youth Soccer national title. She also earned all-league and all-state honors as a track athlete and was a gymnast for eight years.
Jen graduated from Princeton in 2013 with a degree in Economics and a certificate in Spanish. She is the recipient of the C. Otto von Kienbusch award, which is presented annually by the Princeton Varsity Club to a Princeton senior woman of high scholastic rank who has demonstrated general proficiency in athletics and the qualities of a true sportswoman.
In her freshman year on the women’s basketball team, the 6’ 3” center was a member of the team that claimed the Ivy title and earned Princeton’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament. They added three more in following years. During her junior year, the 2012 Tigers were the first nationally ranked team in Ivy history. By senior year, with four unprecedented straight Ivy championships and a ticket back to the NCAA tournament, Megan and her teammates (coached by National Coach of the Year Courtney Banghart) were the league’s most successful class by almost any standard.
Beyond basketball, Megan has been working in the search industry, helping to successfully fill global, senior-level functional and business unit executive positions. She is currently a member of the Consumer & Commercial Financial Services Practice within the Financial Services Sector at Russell Reynolds. Previously, Megan worked in asset management. She graduated from Princeton with a degree in politics.
MEET OUR MODERATOR
As director of athletics and recreation at the University of Chicago, Erin provides strategic leadership for athletics and recreational sport and fitness programs. She oversees 19 intercollegiate sports, more than 40 sport clubs, an intramural sports program, a robust fitness program, and facilities. Previously, Erin was at Princeton University for 13 years, serving as Deputy Director of Athletics. She has also worked at Columbia University.
Erin has served on several national committees including: the Executive Committee of the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) and the Board of Directors for the National Association for Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA). She is also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
A senior captain of the women's basketball team and winner of the school's senior scholar-athlete award, Erin earned her bachelor’s degree in International Business from Hofstra University and her master's in Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.