Writing in The Vassarion, Helen Josselyn ’08, the president of the Athletic Association, explained her attraction to athletics.  “Athletic games, as we aim to have them played… bring out the best that is in us.  They develop keenness of perception, quickness of action, and, best of all, that large spirit of fairness which is the life of true sport.  Class and college spirit each play their part, but this embraces and transcends them both, and is something to carry into our daily life and elsewhere.

Athletics are, moreover, one of the strongest unifying forces in college life, for they bring all classes together with a common aim.”