All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Drew Onken’
Davidson shout-outs abound on Carolina Cotton Bow Ties, a business site devoted to fashion aficionados fond of affixing bow ties below stylish chins. “The Davidson Gentleman” bow tie is so named—or re-named, as it turns out—because of a recent order by a Davidson parent for several of the red-and-black houndstooth-checked confections.
Martha Keating, mom of Tim Keating ’13, ordered four of the natty knottables, then named “Portland,” to help celebrate the graduation of her son and three of his swimming and diving teammates. In conversation online with Carolina Bow Ties, Martha Keating shared her knowledge of Davidson gentlemanliness (“A Davidson gentleman needs no introduction,” among other truisms), as evidenced by her son Tim, Drew Onken ’13, Wills Cooper ’13 and Marcus Carson ’13. The next thing you know, three of these four sons of dear old Davidson are pictured on the Carolina Bow Tie Web site in the traditional pose of senior portraits taken in the Smith Rare Book Room!
There’s even a follow-up blog entry on the site about the tie’s name change, “What’s in a name?”
Bowties have a proud history at Davidson, as the good folks in Archives and Special Collections (the minders of the Rare Book Room itself) attest photographically, below. (For more fun historical trivia, subscribe to their “Around the D” blog!)
Kuykendall e-mail excerpt on the bow-tied 2013 seniors, now his fellow alumni: “I didn’t know these guys, but I like them already. The movement is gaining momentum! Like the fact that they used the Rare Book Room for the signature snap.”
I’m not even going to make fun of the Internet brand “Twitvid.” Really. See?
This Twitvid clip of men’s basketball coach Bob McKillop & Cie speaks for itself.
And lest anyone in the midst of Madness forget that hoops is not the only sport at which Davidson excels nationally—it is one of 21 Division I sports at Davidson—consider “Drew Onken Wins Spot in NCAA Swimming Championships“: “Onken is the first Davidson swimmer to be invited to the men’s championship meet and the second Wildcat swimmer to participate in the NCAA Championships, joining Lindsey Martin ’11…. ‘It is a remarkable testament to Drew’s commitment and ability, and to the culture that he and his teammates – past and present – have established here at Davidson,’ said Coach John Young.” Onken will travel to Washington state next week to compete.
It’s a great day—and a great couple of weeks—to be a Wildcat! Check it out on Twitvid. Heh, heh.