October 20, 2004: From the Archives
Daniel P. Kreer ’41 (right) returns a shot against his Cornell opponent during the 1939 intercollegiate table-tennis tournament. According to Kreer, Princeton won the first national table-tennis tourney in 1938 when he and Abbott L. Nelson ’41 were partners. The following year, Penn won the championship at the Palestra in Philadelphia, with Princeton finishing third. Kreer also used his keen hand-eye coordination as captain of Princeton’s varsity tennis team in his senior year.