J.G. Averell was a gifted amateur athlete, who played tennis, golf, and polo competitively, as well as racing his yacht Veritas on the Great Lakes. His step-father, James Sibley Watson, Sr., was an avid sportsman, who undoubtedly encouraged J.G.’s athletic tendencies.
At both St. Paul’s School (SPS) and Harvard, sports were encouraged. Cricket and crew were normal student sports at SPS.
by Lu Harper