Alex Howson ’95 S95

Howson trophyPrinceton Major:  History, Certificate in Russian Studies

Ruby History:  Played — Freshman Spring – Senior Spring

Positions — Prop (Freshman Spring, Sophomore Fall), 8-man/Flanker (Sophomore Spring – Senior Spring)

EPRU Rep –1992-1993
Match Secretary — 1993-1994,
President & Scrum Captain–1994-1995

Howson profile3EPRU Champs — 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Sweet Sixteen — 1994
National Champion — 1995

A three sport athlete in high school, Alex was looking for something athletic to do  Freshman Spring when a friend suggested she come and try a rugby practice.  Her  first practice was held in the pouring rain and mud on Poe field and focused on  tackling skills.  After successfully bringing down the starting strong-side prop on the  team, Alex was hooked and went on to play for the remainder of her time at  Princeton, culminating in the National Championship in 1995.

Howson profile pic2Since Princeton:  Alex now lives in Bronxville, NY, with her husband Keith ’95   and two children, Andrew and Meghan.   She is an SVP with a marketing consulting firm, where she has spent the last 17 years informing and guiding brand strategies for large global companies, including General Motors, P&G, Kraft Foods and 3M.