Top five sports headlines of 2010

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1. Women’s basketball sprints into history
Princeton’s five starters — along with a deep, versatile bench — enjoyed unprecedented success, including team records for scoring average (70.7 points per game), wins (26), and longest winning streak (21 games). Most importantly, Princeton earned its first trip to the NCAA Tournament… Read more
2. Cross country wins Ivies, finishes strong at NCAAs
Donn Cabral ’12 won the Ivy Heps with the second-fastest time in meet history, headlining a Princeton victory and a sweep of this year’s team and individual honors. Earlier, the Tiger women, led by champion Alex Banfich ’12, earned their fifth straight Ivy title. Both teams would go on to top-15 finishes at the NCAA Championships… Read more
3. Men’s soccer makes history with Ivy sweep
Beginning with a 3–1 win over Richmond, the Tigers won 12 consecutive contests, the longest single-season winning streak in team history. By beating Yale in November, Princeton completed the program’s first perfect Ivy season… Read more

4. Lightweight men’s crew repeats as national champion
With a moderate tailwind blowing and a strong field chasing, the Princeton men’s lightweight crew took on an ambitious pace to start the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta in Cherry Hill, N.J., June 5. About two-thirds of the way through the 2,000-meter race, Harvard pulled even with the front-running Tigers. Princeton replied with a well-timed push — rehearsed dozens of times on Lake Carnegie — and outstroked the Crimson and late-charging Navy to capture a second consecutive national championship… Read more
5. Culbreath ’11 lifts football in return from life-threatening disease
Jordan Culbreath ’11’s coach has suggested that his story sounds like something from the movies: An undersized walk-on builds himself into the Ivy League’s top rusher, only to see his promising football career cut short by a rare and life-threatening blood disorder. Then, against all odds, he regains his health and returns to the field. True to cinematic form, the running back’s Princeton Stadium homecoming on Sept. 25 rose toward a climax… Read more
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