Gridders honored as scholar-athletes

Princeton freshmen football players Tim Kirby and Joe Weiss have been named two of the four winners of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame's National High School Scholar-Athlete Award.

The award recognizes four student-athletes from around the country who "exemplify the term scholar-athlete, successfully combining the right mix of academics, athletics and citizenship during their high school careers," according to the foundation.



"We're very excited to have two of the four winners from across the country," Princeton head coach Roger Hughes said. "It speaks to the quality of the student-athletes that Princeton attracts, and we're thrilled to have them in our program."

Both Kirby and Weiss are defensive linemen for the Tigers, and both have played extensively in the first games of their freshman season.

Kirby graduated from Junipero Serra High in San Mateo, Calif., with a 4.0 grade-point average and No.1 class rank. As a linebacker/offensive guard, he was named all-league, all-county, all-region and All-San Francisco Bay Area and was chosen Offensive Lineman of the Year in the Bay Area.

He was also active in student government, serving as vice president of his freshman class, president of his sophomore and junior classes and student body president senior year.




Weiss is a native of Linwood, N.J, and a graduate of Mainland High, where his 4.0 GPA ranked him fourth in a class of 285. He was a National Honor Society member, a 2000 Academic All-Star and a scholar-athlete in wrestling for three years and in football for two. He won 10 varsity letters at Mainland. As a linebacker, he was a three-time all-conference selection and an all-state pick as a senior.

In addition, Weiss was also a student council volunteer, a volunteer for the Junior Football League, a speaker at local schools regarding safety and a participant in Mainland's 2000 Think Day.

October 9, 2000
Vol. 90, No. 5
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