John Emery “Lank” Seibert ’29
Gentleman, Sportsman, and Pingry’s First Basketball Star. In his junior year at Pingry, Lank Seibert played on the great 1928 team which won 15 of 19 games, and he captained the squad his senior year. His Pingry athletic career was not confined to basketball. He lettered in baseball in 1928 and 1929, and soccer in 1929. Lank’s records for his Princeton years 1932 through 1934 were enough to fill an album. In his sophomore year, Princeton’s basketball team was Eastern Intercollegiate League Champion, and Lank was team high scorer with 84 points. The next year Lank was League high scorer with 103 points and was voted to the All-League Team by Spalding’s Guide. His 1932 record of 15 field goals in a single game stood until 1963. In 1933, he received the B.F. Bunn Trophy for the greatest contribution to the sport at Princeton. Lank’s vigor, good humor, and forward outlook are testimony to the man - and, just maybe, to his success as one of Pingry’s great athletes.