Robert Kraft to Be Inducted to Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame


Robert Kraft to Be Inducted to Columbia University Athletics Hall of FameAs owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft is used to success. However, Kraft has found some of his own personal success — away from Gillette Stadium.

Columbia University announced on Monday that Kraft will be inducted in the 2012 class of the Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame.

Kraft earned a bachelor's degree in history and economics from Columbia in 1963. Kraft was a member of the freshman football team in 1959 and the varsity lightweight football team in 1960, earning two letters in football. An injury ended his playing career early in his junior year.

As an alumnus, Kraft has remained active at Columbia, serving as a University trustee for two six-year terms. He was awarded the Alexander Hamilton Medal, the highest honor for a member of the Columbia community, in late 2004.

The induction ceremony will be held Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Low Memorial Library on Columbia University's Morningside campus. Tickets to the ceremony and black-tie dinner are available by calling Cathleen Clark at (212) 851-9610.

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