The Tom Darcey Memorial Cup, to be presented annually to the winner of the Harvard University Senior Single Sculls Championship beginning this spring, has been given to Harvard by Thomas J. Darcey of Belmont in memory of his son, Thomas J. Darcey, Jr. '37, the Harvard Athletic Association announced today.
The cup is of sterling silver, with three handles and is 11 1-4 inches in height and 9 1-4 inches in width across the top. It will remain in competition for twenty-six years, from 1941 through 1966, with the name of each year's winner to be engraved on the side. The cup will succeed the Carroll Challenge Cup, which has been presented to the winner of the Single Scull Championship of the University for the past forty-six years and which was retired in 1940.
Thomas J. Darcey, Jr. '37, lost his life on Lake Erie on October 5, 1940. He was twenty-six years old. As an undergraduate, he won the Harvard Senior Sculls Championship in 1937, was manager of the varsity 150-pound crew, was on the Business Board of the Red Book, was a member of the ski squad and cross country squad, was a member of the Mountaineering Club, and was manager of the Lowell House golf team. He prepared for college at Belmont Hill School. In 1938, he won the American Henley Double Sculls Championship.