Penn Class of 1993 Remembers Penn vs. Princeton Basketball

By Kiera Reilly, C’93

During our time at Penn, Penn vs. Princeton basketball games were not to be missed. No matter how good (or not) the Penn and Princeton teams were, the games we played against each other were always nail-biters, exciting and exhilarating. We were blessed to see the start of a fabulous Penn run of Ivy titles when the team clinched the Ivy League title our senior year (our Ivy Stone is on the outside of the Palestra for a reason).

The Class of 1993's Ivy Stone on the front wall of the Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania

The Class of 1993’s Ivy Stone on the front wall of the Palestra.

When Penn played Princeton at the Palestra on January 6th this year (winning  76 – 70 – click for story here), we asked classmates to share their memories of Penn vs. Princeton basketball back in the day. Here is what they shared.

NOTE: Penn plays Princeton at 6pm tonight at Jadwin Gym. If you’re not at the game you can watch on ESPNU! Go Quakers! Beat Princeton!

Eli Faskha, ENG’93, W’93

Eli shared a Penn basketball stub and program from our win over Princeton 64 – 46 at the Palestra on January 30, 1993.

Penn vs. Princeton Basketball stub from Jan. 30, 1993 games at the Palestra

Penn vs. Princeton Basketball stub from Jan. 30, 1993 games at the Palestra courtesy of Eli Faskha, Eng’93, W’93

Stephen Jung, C’93

There was always a fun energy at the Palestra. Since it wasn’t a shallow bowl, even the upper level felt close to the action. One of my best memories was the Penn-Princeton game our freshmen year. Penn’s down 49-50 with 2 seconds on the clock. Paul Chambers is on the line for a one-and-one (I though it was Vince Curran until I saw video online). Chambers misses the free throw, but Hassan Duncombe swoops in for the offensive rebound and put-back. Penn 51-Princeton 50. The place went nuts. I remember throwing streamers from the stands after the first Penn basket of the game. Then there was Ivy Day, when we planted ours in the courtyard. I worked at a Med School lab for 2 years after graduation, so I caught some games then. I even saw a Penn-Princeton game at Jadwin. It wasn’t the Palestra.

Read the post from last year Happy 90th Birthday to the Palestra which includes photos of basketball programs that Stephen shared.

Stephen also shared photos from the Penn vs. Yale game on March 5, 1993 (the start of our Spring Break). Penn beat Yale 71 – 49 and clinched the Ivy League title for 1992 – 1993.

Kiera Reilly, C’93

Unfortunately for me, I didn’t go to basketball games my freshman year, so I missed the Chambers, Curran, Duncombe era. But our junior and senior years were pretty special. I think it was our junior year that we went to the Penn-Princeton game after a club board meeting – all of us didn’t have tickets and somehow we snuck in and were up in the corner. And it was craziness and so much fun.

Joel Yarbrough, W’93

64 – 46

Wendy Spander, C’93

Matt Maloney & Jerome Allen and playing in NCAA tourney!!

Patrick Matthews, C’93, W’93

February 1990, Penn 51 Princeton 50. Hassan Duncombe!

Brian Newberry, C’93

What a lousy place to see a game Jadwin Gym was…

Kathleen Paralusz, C’93

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Penn, Princeton and Pete (Carrill).

I can’t remember what year it was but I remember Penn students unrolling those two long banners right behind the bench during that game.

James Saint, C’93

Great memories, one of which was standing in front of a much older alumnus. I’m thinking he was probably at least 60. He kept bugging me to sit down, I was blocking his view. He was the ONLY ONE SITTING DOWN. Finally he started yelling at me. So I sat down. After a few seconds when nobody else in front of him sat down, I turned to him and said, “Well that worked didn’t it?” And stood back up. He left. Maybe he was a Princeton alumnus. Who knows.

Second best: late 1991-1992 season just before the Quakers busted out, Barry Pierce missed a three pointer at the buzzer that would have beat Princeton, from the right corner. It just felt good to put a scare into the Princeton fans in the Palestra. It also felt hopeful for the future.

Ari David Sherwood, Eng’93

Tim Krug’s dunk down the lane against Princeton in the ’92-’93 undefeated season putting an exclamation point on the 64-46 win at the Palestra.

Kiera Reilly, C’93

Kruuuuuuuuuuug!

David Foster, Eng’93

There is no beating this moment: Maloney 3 to put us up by 10, and immediate Princeton time out. This is the moment we knew this season was going to be something special:

Ari David Sherwood, Eng’93

That block by Krug was epic, and Maloney was a stone cold assassin. What a fun team that was. And that video really shows how great the crowds were back then. We need to see those kinds of crowds again at the Palestra. I think Donahue is slowly getting us back there. Go Quakers!

Let’s Go Quakers!

Beat Princeton!

Fight On Penn!

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of February 2 – 3, 2018, marked 14 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)! Meet us at the Button! We’re a bit out of order – our last post noted 23 weeks until our reunion with Photos from Yesterday.

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.
  • Donate to The Penn Fund in honor of our reunion! We want to break the 25th reunion participation giving record and every gift matters!

Book Your Hotel Room for Alumni Weekend NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion #93tothe25th

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Class of 1993 – Photos from Yesterday

Editor’s note – We asked classmates to share photos from when we were students at Penn. Classmates sent us photos and shared their memories.
By Jennifer Jarett, C’93
SDT sorority Masquerade Ball April 1991 at Penn

Jill Varon, Leslie Sacks (’92), Jonny Segal, Adam Bernstein, Jen Hendler, Byron Stier, Mike Mishkin, Lauren Stein at the SDT Masquerade Ball, April 1991

What I can say is that none of those photos feels like they took place yesterday—they all feel like they took place about ten years ago. I still see many of the lovely faces in them, and none of them look like they are even ten years older. I never took physics, so I can’t provide the quantum mechanics vs. general relativity explanation of how this works.
Sigma Delta Tau Spring Formal 1993 at Penn

SDT Spring Formal, April 1993, photo courtesy of Jennifer Jarett. Deb Jaffe, Allison Bieber McKibben, Ruth Center. Next row: Alyssa Mendelsohn, Amy Eisenberg Boyers, Jill Lavine, Laurie Bieber, Lauren Stein, Jaci Israel Leit, Deb Zarnow, Tara Wortman Gabbai, Jennifer Jarett. Next row: Jennifer Eisenberg Bernstein, Lori Bean Geisinger, Marni Goldman Altman, Melissa Rogal, Gabbi Gould, Julie Steinberg Rubinstein, Jen Hendler. Bottom row: Allison Feder Fleigler, Rachel Cohen, Suzy Q. Schlensky Aronoff, Jill Buchwald Rothstein, Stacey Graff Kaufman, Erin Ziegler Schoor, Heather Caslow Pavell, Jill Varon, Jami Brodey, Joanna Fein.

I guess I never wanted to be weighed down by the responsibility of carrying around a bulky camera, so absolutely one of the best things about being in a sorority was the ability to buy photos from various events. If not for that, I would have little proof that I ever socialized in college. Well, there were certainly clues in my first semester report card, but that doesn’t bring back fond memories like these photos.
Do you have photos from Penn? We would love to share them in a future post. Email us upenn1993 [at] gmail.com.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of December 1 -2, 2017, marked 23 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)! Meet us at the Button! Our 24 Week countdown post was published in November for Giving Day. You can read it here.

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.
  • Donate to The Penn Fund in honor of our reunion! We want to break the 25th reunion participation giving record and every gift matters!

Book Your Hotel Room for Alumni Weekend NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion #93tothe25th

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Penn vs. Cornell Football 1992

By Eli Faskha, ENG’93, W’93

Editor’s note: In addition to the academic papers Eli shared with us a few posts ago, he also sent photos and sports ticket stubs.

Billy Goldstein, Eng’93, and I drove to Ithaca to visit a friend that was hosting a party, but we were there for the Penn-Cornell game. I remember the crowd was smallish, and the 50-or-so Penn fans made a lot more noise than the home fans. After the half, the third quarter started late because the field was full of drunk Cornell students and they had to be escorted off the field!

Penn defeated Cornell 14 – 7 to end the season with a 5 -2 Ivy and 7 -3 overall record.

Penn Football vs Cornell 1992 Ivy League Football

Ticket stub from the Penn vs. Cornell Football game at Cornell on November 21, 1992. Photo by Eli Faskha, ENG’93, W’93

Here’s the article from The Daily Pennsylvanian before the game.

The DP Penn vs. Cornell Football 1992

Back page of The Daily Pennsylvanian discussing the upcoming Penn vs. Cornell football game, Nov. 20, 1992

The Daily Pennsylvanian Penn Football 1992

The Daily Pennsylvanian, Nov. 20, 1992 page 9

The DP articles from the Monday after the game.

The Daily Pennsylvanian Penn Football 1992

Back page of the DP on November 23, 1992

The Daily Pennsylvanian Penn Football 1992

Page 9 of the DP on November 23, 1992

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of November 17 – 18, 2017, marked 25 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)! Meet us at the Button!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

 

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.
  • Donate to The Penn Fund in honor of our reunion! We want to break the 25th reunion participation giving record and every gift matters!

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion #93tothe25th

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Photo Memories of Penn (26 Weeks To Go)

We asked classmates to share their Penn photos with us as we take a trip down memory lane in advance of our 25th Reunion. ~Penn Class of 1993

By Oren Efrati, ENG’93

In the days before smart phones, we took pictures with film and there was no tagging feature, so we rely on our weary brains to remember “what were we thinking?”…

The first picture is a scene from the Quad freshman year, featuring some stylish shades and a blazer.

Penn 1993 in the Quad memories of University of Pennsylvania

Joanna Kwa and Tim Teramoto

The picture of us wearing ties was taken in some sort of “semi-formal”, though I’m not really sure what that meant, except maybe an excuse to show we knew how to tie a tie (or wear a cool v-neck sweater in the case of Chris Winfield).
Senior year University of Pennsylvania 1993

Chris Winfield, Chris Flack, Oren Efrati, Mick Ballesteros, Tim Teramoto

Joanna Kwa chimes in to say, “Hahaha! Yes, the ties were for a wine and Cheese party at our apartment during senior year. We were trying to act all grown up! The guys were all sitting in my bedroom! You can see the small remnant of my hat from Hey Day in the back.”
The last two pictures are, I believe, from senior year at a party at our house… I think it featured a lot of beer and hot dogs.
Penn seniors 1993 #93tothe25th

Meg O’Leary, Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro, and Kiera Reilly

Penn 1993 Seniors #93tothe25th

Joanna Pasternak, Luyen Tran and Krista Prescop

 Do you have photos of fun times at Penn? Share them with us for a future post! Email us your photos and memories.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of November 10 – 11, 2017, marked 26 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)! Our 27 Weeks To Go post was published in November. You can read about, “Script Penn – A Band Homecoming Tradition,” here.

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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Penn Sweatshirts Survive a Quarter Century (28 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93

At a Penn Fund event in Los Angeles in October, the featured speaker was one of our classmates – Beth Winkelstein, ENG’93, Vice Provost for Education at Penn! It was awesome to have someone in our class speak to distinguished alumni, and it was nice to catch up with Beth after her talk.

But what was really cool was that Beth brought a Penn sweatshirt to the event. A Penn sweatshirt that she had since she was a student at Penn.

Kiera Reilly and Penn's Vice Provost for Education Beth Winkelstein

Kiera Reilly, C’93, and Beth Winkelstein, ENG’93, at a Penn Fund event in Los Angeles, October 2017

That had me wondering who else still has a Penn sweatshirt? Here are some of the photos of sweatshirts that classmates sent us.

Cicely Fegley, C’93, GEd’94

These are some of my vintage shirts from back in the day. I bought them on campus when I was a student. Occasionally I wear the Not Penn State shirt, but I’m always a little concerned about offending the Nittany Lions. I love when I get a chuckle or thumbs up from fellow Quakers, though.

Pennsylvania Class of 1993 t-shirt #93tothe25th

Pennsylvania Class of 1993, t-shirt photo courtesy of Cicely Fegley, C’93, GEd’94

Not Penn State t-shirt #93tothe25th University of Pennsylvania

Not Penn State! Photo courtesy of Cicely Fegley, C’93, GEd’94

Michelle (Ducellier) Steinbacher, C’93

I did the trendy cut the v-neck thing.  Basically every seam in the wrist and the waist is ripped.  It’s falling apart.
When did she acquire the sweatshirt?
I think during Quaker Days in spring of 1989. I stayed overnight in the Quad and hung out with a host, etc etc.
Penn sweatshirt #93tothe25th

Trendy v-nceck sweatshirt photo courtesy of Michelle Steinbacher

Carol Jee, W’93

Here’s a pic of my old Champion Penn sweatshirt. I got it as a gift from a family friend who was a freshman at Penn when I got in Early Decision in December. It made it through all four years at Penn. Now it is fragile and filled with holes but I still wear it 25 years later.

Penn sweatshirt #93tothe25th

Old holey sweatshirt from Carol Jee

JodiLynne Bayrd Steiner, W’93

This is the sweatshirt my mom bought upon her first parents visit our freshman year. Still holding on it! Wore it to the Penn Women’s basketball game last year at UCLA!

gray Penn sweatshirt #93tothe25th

Still looking good 25+ years later, sweatshirt photo courtesy of JodiLynne Bayrd Steiner

Davis Liu, W’93

Penn sweatshirt and t-shirt #93tothe25th

Sweatshirt and t-shirt courtesy of Davis Liu

Kiera Reilly, C’93

I discovered this old photo from after we graduated. I had to ask the other people in the photo what we were all doing….

Penn sweatshirts #93tothe25th

Jef Pollock, Deb Brown, Bardo Ramirez, Kiera Reilly, Rick Greenberg, Dianna Tapper and Jason Gorevic

After some back and forth on email, we determined that it was probably a pre or post Penn-Columbia basketball game at Deb and Jef’s apartment in Morning Side Heights while Deb was in law school. We estimated the time frame to be 1995 – 1996. One thing we did agree on was that the Penn sweatshirt never goes out of style!

Andy Roth, C’93

This was the sweatshirt I bought before the 1992-1993 season when I worked for WXPN and came on all road trips as the Quakers won the Ivy and almost beat U Mass in Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament.  It’s great to see Steve Donahue back where he belongs and Penn in 1st this season!

Penn basketball sweatshirt #93tothe25th

Penn Basketball sweatshirt from 1992 shared by Andy Roth, C’93

Do you still have a Penn sweatshirt from when we were students? Send us a picture of it!

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of October 26 – 27, 2017, marked 28 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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Letters from Penn (29 Weeks To Go)

By Alice Lai Platt, C’93
Alice Lai Platt found a treasure trove of Penn documents when she visited her parents.
Do you remember once you received your acceptance letter from Penn all the mail that we received about our first year?
Penn acceptance letter for class of 1993

The Penn Acceptance Letter for the Class of 1993, courtesy of Alice Lai Platt, C’93

After acceptance, there was usually a local reception for admitted students – to convince you to matriculate at Penn.

Penn admitted students reception in Ohio #93tothe25th

Invitation to an admitted students reception for Penn in Cleveland Ohio, courtesy of Alice Lai Platt, C’93

Alice received two letters from the United Minorities Council after she was admitted.

There is a letter about the academic integrity of Penn.

Letter on academic integrity from the Provost to incoming Penn freshman

Front page of a letter on academic integrity at Penn from the Provost

Another letter from the College about advising sessions on campus and a “hot-line” if you are unable to attend in person.

Penn School of Arts and Sciences advising letter

Letter from the School of Arts and Sciences about advising sessions during the summer

Finally, something Alice saved from the end of her time at Penn – a letter from the Annenberg School about a Communications Major reception for graduation.

Annenberg School for Communication at Penn graduation information

Reception and graduation ceremony for Communications majors in the Annenberg School for Communication

Do you remember receiving all of this communication from Penn? Did you save any of your letters?

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of October 20 – 21, 2017, marked 29 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Join our reunion committee – email Lisa Grabelle at lisagrabelle@yahoo.com.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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Mark it on the Calendar (30 Weeks To Go)

By Sonia Biswas, C’93 and Kiera Reilly, C’93

Thanks to classmate Sonia Biswas for sharing these images of the Penn Calendar from our Senior Year that she still has!!

The 1992 - 1993 Penn Calendar by Penn Student Agencies

The Penn Calendar 1992 – 1993, photo by Sonia Biswas, C’93

Does anyone else still have their Penn Calendar from our time at Penn? There is a listing in the back of all the events happening in Philadelphia throughout the year.

Inside back cover of the 1992 - 1993 Penn Calendar by Penn Student Agencies

Inside back cover of the Penn Calendar

Sonia shared the May page from her calendar – the month we graduated from Penn twenty-five years ago!

May 1993 The Penn Calendar photo by Sonia Biswas

May 1993 in the Penn Calendar, photo courtesy of Sonia Biswas, C’93

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of October 13 – 14, 2017, marked 30 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Join our reunion committee – email Lisa Grabelle at lisagrabelle@yahoo.com.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM FOR ALUMNI WEEKEND NOW!

The Marriott Downtown (where we had a Penn 1993 and a Penn Alumni room block) is sold out for Alumni Weekend. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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