Maggie Meier Benchich ’78 a former Dial member, has been recognized as a Princeton legend and will be honored on March 10th at the Ivy League men’s and women’s basketball tournament semifinals. The game will take place at the Palestra.
Maggie was a two season captain and remains the only one female player to have scored upwards of a thousand points during her Princeton Career, (1,165) and 1,000 rebounds (1,099). Furthermore, Maggie has distinguished herself off the court and leads an exceptionally successful career at IBM. She was honored with the Louis V. Gerstner Chairman’s Award. This is IBM’s highest level of recognition. During her career she led the establishment of IBM’s commercial publishing imprint (IBM Press) and began the industry’s first fully-staffed, 3-D virtual sales office. She is truly a CDE alum to admire.
In addition to Maggie, Craig Robinson ’83 will also be recognized as a Princeton legend at the Ivy League Basketball Tournament. Craig Robinson collected 1,441 career points, and collected two First Team All-Ivy selections and three Ivy League titles while at Princeton. While not a CDE member, Robinson’s daughter, Leslie Robinson, is the current Activities Chair at Cannon and the captain of the women’s basketball team (#45). We hope that Leslie will be appearing in that semi-final game at Palestra.