Tennis was one of the original Olympic games from 1896-1924 and re-instituted in 1988.
One of our recent acquisitions in the University Museum is this women’s varsity letter jacket from Eileen Cebula Smith ’82, four-year member of the University’s women’s tennis team as a singles and doubles team player from 1979-1982.
Eileen’s family has long-ties to the University. Her grandfather, Eugene Schmitt, was a track standout for Columbia University Preparatory School, graduating in 1915 and her father, Leonard Cebula, graduated in 1953. Two of her three brothers played soccer for the Pilots, and two nephews, recent graduates, are now counted as Pilot alumni.