Princeton, N. J., Oct. 31.--The 67 men who comprise the Varsity Club at Princeton, men who have won letters in sports, maintained a considerably higher scholastic average than the undergraduate body, according to figures made public today by Secretary V. Lansing Collins, secretary of Princeton University. Of these 67 men 15, or nearly 23 per cent, were awarded scholarships because of high scholastic achievement.
In commenting on this Professor Collins said: "I have found that a man's marks are always higher during the training season than when he is not in training. When a man is competing for an athletic team his nervous system is keyed up, his mind is alert, and his habits are regular, and all this enables him to do his work better. I am a strong advocate of competitive athletics as an aid in maintaining high scholarship ratings."