Babson Athletics Holds 37th Annual President’s Cup at Walpole CC

Babson Athletics Holds 37th Annual President’s Cup at Walpole CC


WALPOLE, Mass.—The Babson College Department of Athletics and Recreation held its 37th annual President's Cup Golf Tournament on Monday at Walpole Country Club. The event, which had been postponed due to poor weather back in early June, was played at Walpole CC for the third year in a row and featured more than 100 golfers and 30 corporate sponsors.

The foursome of men's ice hockey and golf alumnus Sean Condon '96, Babson professor George Recck '82 MBA'84, Stephan Ross and men's golf alumnus Joe Young '12 posted a 4-under 66 to finish first overall in the bramble format. The group of Craig Arnold, Dana Markman, Margot Siegrist and Mike Walton recorded the low net score of the day.

Craig Lehmann and Christi Skill claimed the men's and women's longest drive competitions, respectively, while John Salvatore P'21 won the closest to the pin contest on the seventh hole.

One of the highlights of the day was the presentation of the Jon T. Barry Award to longtime head women's basketball coach and associate athletic director Judy Blinstrub. The Barry Award, named in memory of Jon T. Barry '65, is presented each year to an alumnus or friend of the College who best exemplifies the qualities of enthusiasm, presence, involvement, loyalty, sense of humor, sportsmanship, support and volunteerism for Babson Athletics.

Blinstrub, who ranks fifth among active Division III coaches with 623 victories over her 34-year career at Babson, joins previous Barry Award winners Rick Renwick '79, Bill Coyle, John Sciple '95, Aram Hintlian '74 M'75, Don Page P'83, Gloria Gutierrez Gaiter '87, former President Brian M. Barefoot '66 H'09 P'01, Chris "Doc" Troyanos, Carl Citron, Bob Kelly '81, former President Bill Glavin H'99, George Recck '82 MBA'84Ron and Virginia Masnicki P'97 '00, and Jonathan Moll.