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Make Your Mark
Make Your Mark
We’re small and mighty. Seriously mighty. When you know the whole community is behind you, giving your all takes on added meaning, and victories reverberate. Here are a few of the successes we’ve celebrated over the last several years.
87 Congressional Awards
Principians have won 87 Congressional Awards since 2009, including 13 Gold Medals.
Congressional Award winners fulfill challenging personal goals in public service, personal development, fitness, and expedition/exploration. Awards (both certificates and medals) may be earned at Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels.
Principia’s rugby team won the Division II Rugby 7s National Championship in 2013.
Our solar car team took first place in the 2001 Formula Sun Grand Prix.
For two years running (2014 and 2015), Principia’s mediation team won first place in Team Advocacy at the International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament.
In the 2013 inaugural Dubai Invitational Mediation Tournament, Principia won first place in Team Advocacy, along with an Outstanding Newcomer award.
31 All-American Titles Since 2000
13 All-Americans in mediation
7 one-time All-Americans in cross country, soccer, swimming, and track
2 two-time All-Americans in cross country and track
1 three-time All-American in cross country
1 four-time All-American in pole vault
2015 Fulbright Award Winner
Heidi Katz (C’14) won a 2015–2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to study education in Finland. Following that award, she received additional Fulbright funding to research education in Cameroon.
Solar Car Team Competes Globally
The Principia College solar car team regularly competes around the world—from Australia to Abu Dhabi. Principia captured the Bronze Medal in Greece in 2004 and has won seven safety awards since 1997. In 2015, the team placed sixth at the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge and won the Shell Innovation Award and the Quiet Achiever Award. That same year, the team ranked sixth on the International Solarcar Federation’s Global Championship Table.
Masters of Code Finalists
Principians won first place out of 20 teams at the 2015 MasterCard Masters of Code competition in St. Louis, qualifying them to compete in Silicon Valley, where 12 teams from around the world faced off in the Grand Finale.