School Information
New York, N.Y.
Founded in 1754
Colors:
Columbia Blue & White
President:
Lee C. Bollinger
University Sites:
www.columbia.edu
www.barnard.edu

Athletics Department

Dodge Fitness Center
Mail Code 1900
New York, N.Y. 10027
(212) 854-2537, 2538
(212) 854-8168 Fax
(212) 854-3030 Hotline
(212) 854-2546 Tickets

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Athletic Director:
Dr. M. Dianne Murphy

 

The Columbia Wire...
2010 Ivy Football Media Day Central
The Ivy League officially kicked off the 2010 football season on Tuesday, August 10, highlighted by its media day teleconference featuring all eight head coaches and the unveiling of the media’s preseason picks for the Ivy title.

2010 Ivy Football Media Day Teleconference
The Ivy League kicks off the 2010 season with its annual football media day teleconference, featuring all eight Ivy head coaches.

Harvard Selected 2010 Ivy Football Preseason Favorite
Harvard was selected the favorite in the annual Ivy League Football Preseason Media Poll to win the 2010 Ivy title for the fourth time in five years. The Crimson's quest for another Ivy title will be led by preseason All-America pick Collin Zych [pic.].

53 Ivy Trackers Named USTFCCCA All-Academic
The Ivy League boasted 53 student-athletes named to the 2010 Division I Men’s and Women’s All-Academic Track & Field teams announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Nixon to Participate in NCAA Mock Bracketing Exercise
Columbia head women’s basketball coach Paul Nixon will be one of 19 Division I head coaches and two Women’s Basketball Coaches Association administrators to participate in a “mock” selection exercise hosted by the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee and members of the NCAA staff July 16-17 in Indianapolis.

Columbia's Steinman To Receive CoSIDA Lifetime Award
Former Columbia University Sports Information Director Bill Steinman will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on July 5 in San Francisco, Calif.

Kittleman Named Women's Lacrosse Coach at Columbia
Liz Kittleman, an assistant at Penn for the last four years, has been named Columbia's head women's lacrosse coach by M. Dianne Murphy, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education.

Columbia Receives NCAA Women's Basketball Grant
Columbia has been selected by the NCAA as one of 12 institutions and two conferences to receive a women's basketball grant for the 2010-11 season as part of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Grant Program to increase awareness, exposure and attendance.

Spring Academic All-Ivy -- 2009-10
The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for All-Ivy Academic honors in spring sports today. The 80 men and women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.

Ivy Runners Finish Strong at NCAA Nationals
The Ivy League's NCAA Track and Field Championship contingent followed up Brown junior Craig Kinsley's national championship in the javelin with a total of five more All-American performances in the final two days of the competition in Eugene, Ore.

VERSUS to Broadcast Ivy Football Games in 2010 & 2011
The Ivy League Office today announced an agreement with VERSUS, the fastest growing sports cable network in the country, to televise at least three football games for the 2010 and 2011 seasons, culminating each year with the Harvard vs. Yale game—one of the most storied rivalries in sports.

Columbia's Spear Named Academic All-America of the Year
Columbia senior fencer Jeff Spear, named Academic All-America® of the Year for the Men’s At-Large Teams, highlighted the list of six Ivy League student-athletes named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Men’s and Women’s At-Large Teams, as selected by CoSIDA.

Co-Rookies of the Year Named Freshman All-America
Columbia's Dario Pizzano (pic.) and Dartmouth's Chris O'Dowd were named to the Louisville Slugger's Freshman All-American team, as announced by Collegiate Baseball. Pizzano was tabbed in the outfield, while O'Dowd earned the nod at catcher.

43 Ivy Women's Rowers Named CRCA Scholar-Athletes
A total of 43 Ivy League women’s rowers were named National Scholar-Athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association for the 2010 season.

Wong, Cao Fall in Singles at NCAA Tennis Championships
Columbia’s Jonathan Wong [pic.] and Harvard’s Holly Cao both fell in the opening round of the singles tournament Wednesday afternoon at the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.

Ivies in Action at NCAA Tennis Individual Championships
Columbia’s Jonathan Wong, Harvard’s Holly Cao [pic.] and Princeton’s Hilary Bartlett and Taylor Marable will be in action in the singles and doubles competition at the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.

Nineteen More Ivies Earn Academic All-District Honors
A total of 19 Ivy League student-athletes have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Men's and Women's At-Large teams, as announced by CoSIDA.

Columbia Finishes 13th at NCAA Men's Golf Regional
The Columbia University men's golf team finished up its 2010 season at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships East Regional in 13th place with three straight sub-300 rounds.

Ivy Student-Athletes Once Again Lead in the Classroom
Ivy League student-athletes again have the nation’s most commendations in the annual NCAA Division I Academic Progress Report (APR) ratings, as highlighted in the NCAA's official release, with 135 Ivy teams recognized.

Columbia Falls to Wake Forest in NCAA First Round
The Columbia men's tennis team dropped its first round match in 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships to #22 Wake Forest, 4-0. The match took place at the Snyder Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Virginia.

EARC Sprints Preview
The Ivy heavyweight and lightweight titles will be up for grabs as the 65th edition of the EARC Sprints takes place Sunday, May 16 on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass.

EAWRC Sprints Preview
Once again, the Ivy women’s rowing title will be up for grabs as the 37th edition of the EAWRC Sprints takes place Sunday, May 16 on Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Columbia's Spear Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
Three-time All-American fencer Jeff Spear was recently awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. The 2008 NCAA Individual Champion in sabre is one of 58 senior winter student-athletes across all NCAA divisions to gain the scholarship.

Dartmouth Takes Ivy Baseball Championship
The 2010 Ivy League baseball championship series between Columbia and Dartmouth needed a third game to decide a champion. After it was all said and done, the visiting Big Green used timely hitting to win the Ivy title, 11-5, and earn the League's automatic bid to the NCAA Regional.

Eight Sandlot Ivies on CoSIDA Academic All-District
The Ivy League had a nice showing on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Baseball Team. In all, eight student-athletes were recognized in District 1, including three first team selections that are now eligible for Academic All-America.

Columbia to Meet Wake in NCAA Men's Tennis 1st Rd.
The Columbia University men's tennis team will travel to Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, May 15 to face No. 22 Wake Forest at 10 a.m. in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships on the campus of the University of Virginia.

Columbia to Entertain Dartmouth for Baseball Title
Lou Gehrig Division Champion, Columbia, will host Dartmouth, the Red Rolfe Division winner, for in the 2010 Ivy Baseball Championship Series. The series will begin Saturday, May 8 at Columbia's Robertson Field at the Baker Athletics Complex. The opening pitch is slated for noon.

Kyle Smith Named Columbia Head Men's Basketball Coach
Former St. Mary's (Calif.) Associate Head Coach Kyle Smith has been named Columbia University's head men's basketball coach, Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education, announced today.

All-Ivy Men’s Tennis -- 2009-10
Yale freshman sensation Marc Powers quickly made his presence known on the Ivy League tennis courts during the 2009-10 season, becoming the first men’s tennis player in League history to win the Player and Rookie of the Year awards in the same season.

All-Ivy Women’s Tennis -- 2009-10
There was virtually no doubt among the Ivy League Women’s Tennis postseason awards for the 2009-10 season, paced by Princeton's Hilary Bartlett as the unanimous selection as Player of the Year.

Champion athleticwear Signs on as Presenting Sponsor for the 2010 Ivy Lacrosse Tournaments
The Ivy League announced a new partnership today with Hanesbrands, Inc. for Champion athleticwear to be presenting sponsor for the 2010 Ivy League Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Tournaments.

Columbia's Lomax Signs with WNBA's Connecticut Sun
Columbia's Judie Lomax, the NCAA Division I rebounding champion in each of the last two seasons and the 2009-10 Ivy League Women's Basketball Player of the Year, has signed a professional contract with the Connecticut Sun of the Women's National Basketball Association.

Columbia Men and Penn's Williams Triumph at Baltusrol
After a brutal day of weather on Sunday, the Columbia men's golf team won its third-straight Ivy title. Penn's Scotty Williams also used a terrific approach shot to within five feet of the pin to defeat Columbia's Clark Granum in the first hole of a play-off for the individual title.

Columbia Captures Back-to-Back Ivy Men's Tennis Titles
Columbia closed out the regular season with a 6-1 win over Princeton to clinch the Ivy League Men's Tennis title for the second time in as many seasons.

Columbia's Jones Accepts Associate Coach Position at BC
Joe Jones, the head coach of the Columbia men’s basketball program for the last seven years, has resigned to accept the position of Associate Head Coach at Boston College.

Winter Academic All-Ivy -- 2009-10
The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for Academic All-Ivy honors in winter sports for the 2009-10 season. The 80 men and women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.

Columbia's Lomax Named Associated Press All-America
Columbia junior forward Judie Lomax, the 2009-10 Ivy League Women's Basketball Player of the Year, was named an honorable mention on the All-America teams announced by the Associated Press.

Ross Takes Women's Foil Title for Columbia
The Ivy League has a second individual national champion at the 2010 NCAA Fencing Championships at Harvard University. Columbia's Nicole Ross outclassed Penn State's Doris Willette, 15-9, to take the crown. She accumulated 23 victories in total.

All-Ivy Men's and Women's Fencing -- 2009-10
With a near perfect 15-1 record, Princeton freshman foilist Brianna Martin had an impressive Ivy League Fencing Round-Robins debut, leading her Tigers to the 2010 women’s title.

2010 Ivy Fencing Round-Robins - Part II
The second half of the 2010 Ivy Fencing Round-Robins have completed at Penn’s Hutchinson Gym in Philadelphia. Click here for the complete results.

2010 Ivy Fencing Round-Robins - Part I
The 2010 Ivy Fencing Round-Robins Part I is in the books. Click here for complete results and selected video clips from day one action at Newman Arena in Ithaca.

Reiser Selected in Women's Professional Soccer Draft
Former Columbia University women's soccer standout and 2008 Ivy League Player of the Year, Sophie Reiser was selected by the Chicago Red Stars of the Women's Professional Soccer league with the fourth pick in the fifth round (No. 42 overall).

Fall Academic All-Ivy -- 2009-10
The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for Academic All-Ivy honors in fall sports for the 2009-10 season. The 80 men and women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.

All-Ivy Football -- 2009
Brown senior wide receiver Buddy Farnham (pic.) and Penn senior linebacker Jake Lewko share the Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League Football Player of the Year for the first time since the trophy was initiated in 1970.

Columbia's Reiser Earns Academic All-America Honor
For the first time in program history, a Columbia University women's soccer student-athlete has earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors, as senior Sophie Reiser was named to the third team.

Ivy Weekly Football Teleconference – 11/17
This week’s Ivy Football Weekly Media Teleconference is now available. Penn head coach Al Bagnoli (pic.) talks about his team’s chance to claim the 2009 Ivy Football title outright with a win over Cornell in the Quakers’ season finale.

SIRIUS Football Game of the Week Change for Nov. 14
The Ivy League Football Game of the Week for Saturday, November 14 has been changed to the Penn at Harvard game, which kicks off at Noon and can be heard on SIRIUS Channel 130.

Ivy Weekly Football Teleconference – 11/3
This week’s Ivy Football Weekly Media Teleconference is now available. Yale head coach Tom Williams (pic.) talks about his Bulldogs’ come-from-behind win over Columbia and previews his team’s home matchup with Brown.

CoSIDA Names 10 Ivies in Men's Soccer All-District
The 2009 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Teams for Men's soccer have been selected. Not surprisingly, the Ivy League — traditionally strong in the University Division selections — has put forth a formidable group of 10 candidates to this year's squads, including four first team selections.

Columbia Comes Through
Princeton's bid for a fourth straight men's Heps championship came to a narrow end as the Columbia Lions, led by a fifth-place finish from Brendan Martin, defeated the Tigers by a single point. The 60-61 score was the closest Heps finish since 1972.

Columbia Duo Shine at Fencing World Championships
Columbia senior Kurt Getz reached the top eight at the 2009 World Championships this weekend in Turkey, upsetting the world's third-ranked fencer, Richard Kruse (Great Britain), in the process. Classmate Daria Schneider reached the round of 16.

Schneider Helps Presidential Pitch for Chicago 2016
Columbia senior fencer Daria Schneider was invited to the White House last week in support of Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. She and fellow U.S. National team member Tim Morehouse put on a fencing exhibition at the White House for President Barack Obama.

The Ivy League Mourns Passing of NCAA's Myles Brand
The Ivy League mourns the passing of NCAA President Myles Brand, who died Wednesday from a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Swanepoel Named Lions First-Ever Varsity Squash Coach
Jacques Swanepoel has been named the first-ever Head Coach of Squash at Columbia University, Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education, announced Monday. The men and women’s squash programs will begin varsity competition in Fall 2011.

Tampa Bay Rays Again Look to Perez with Déjà vu Hopes
Former Columbia outfielder Fernando Perez ('04) is among four players the American League (AL) champion Tampa Bay Rays have recalled from AAA Durham on Tuesday. Along with pitchers Andy Sonnanstine and Jeff Bennett and catcher Shawn Riggans, Perez will join the Rays before they host Boston with AL Wild Card implications on the line.

Six Tipped for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in Soccer
Six Ivy Leaguers, including 2008 Ivy Players of the Year — Craig Henderson (Dartmouth) and Sophie Reiser (Columbia) — have been named to the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for Men's and Women's Soccer. In total, two male athletes and four female athletes have earned candidate nods for 2009.

Eleven Lions Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars
The selections for the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars have been named and 11 Columbia student-athletes have been chosen. Five Lions were named to the first team for their respective sports, four to the second team, and one each to the third team and honorable mention for the 2009 award.

Columbia's Blackett Named Administrator of the Year
Columbia's Jacqueline Blackett has been informally honored by countless student-athletes and alumni for her work as an athletics administrator over a 14-year career. Her impact is now nationally known as she was named the Jostens Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA).

CoSIDA Names Six Ivies Academic All-Americans
Dotting some impressive Ivy resumes, Brown's Dan Ricketts and Columbia's Jeff Spear can now add ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's at-large first team. In all, six Ivy student-athletes were named at-large Academic All-Americans.

GCAA Tabs Six Ivies to PING All-Northeast Team
The Golf Coaches Association of America recently announced selections for 2009 All-Region and All-America teams. In all, six Ivy League Men's golfers were named to the PING All-Northeast team, including Dartmouth freshman Peter Williamson, the 2009 Ivy League Men's champion.

Spring Academic All-Ivy -- 2008-09
The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for Academic All-Ivy honors in spring sports for the 2008-09 season. The 80 men and women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.

Ivies Fare Well in Women's Lacrosse Awards
The IWLCA and US Lacrosse have honored 48 student-athletes in Division I with a selection on one of the All-American teams. Six student-athletes, including two first-team selections, lead the charge for the Ivy League. The League also had 20 players selected to IWLCA Regional teams for the 2008-09 season.

Ivies Score High Yet Again
After having the highest scores in the NCAA's APR ratings two weeks ago, the Ivy League has scored big again as the NCAA has released its sport-by-sport progress report today. Of the Ivy sports that are also NCAA sports, the League has the nation's top APR average in nearly 70 percent (20 of 29).

Columbia Celebrates 25 Years of Women’s Sports
Columbia concluded its year-long celebration of the Silver Anniversary of the Columbia-Barnard Athletic Consortium paid tribute to the administrators, coaches and student-athletes who have brought distinction to Columbia Athletics.

All-Ivy Men's Golf -- 2009
Freshman Peter Williamson became the fourth Dartmouth golfer to win the men's golf title by claiming the 2009 Ivy League Men’s Golf Championship in a three-hole playoff. His play earned both Player and Rookie of the Year awards.

Columbia Men WIn Second Golf Title in a Row
The Columbia men's golf team won its second straight consecutive Ivy title, coming from behind to edge Penn by one stroke. Dartmouth's Peter Williamson won the individual title in thrilling fashion, beating Princeton's Eric Salazar in a three-hole playoff.

Ivy Student-Athletes On Top Again
Ivy League student-athletes again have the nation’s most commendations in the annual NCAA Division I Academic Progress Report (APR) ratings, as highlighted in today's official NCAA release, with 144 Ivy teams recognized.

Six Ivies Earn MLB Appointments as 2009 Season Starts
Six former Ivy Leaguers have been named to various rosters across the Major League Baseball landscape for 2009 season, which began over the weekend as the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies entertained the Atlanta Braves.

Winter Academic All-Ivy -- 2008-09
The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for Academic All-Ivy honors in winter sports for the 2008-09 season. The 80 men and women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.

Ivies Wrestling Well at NCAAs
After a full day of competition has been completed in St. Louis, Mo., the 20 Ivy League wrestlers have been pared down considerably. However, a handful of athletes are still competing for All-America status and individual titles.

Field Set for Arch Madness; 20 Ivies Get Invites
The NCAA recently announced 52 at-large selections to the 2009 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Four Ivy Leaguers earned selections via this process and will join the 16 automatic qualifiers in St. Louis, Mo. for the Championships. Action for all 330 wrestlers in the field begins March 19th.

Columbia's Murphy Rings NASDAQ Closing Bell
Syracuse's Don McPherson, a 2008 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, and Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, chairperson of the NFF Gridiron Club of New York and Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education at Columbia, presided over the NASDAQ Closing Bell on January 28, 2009.

Three Ivies Named NSCAA Scholar All-Americas
Three Ivy League soccer players were recently named NSCAA Scholar All-America selections. Columbia's Sophie Reiser and Dartmouth's Craig Henderson were recognized as first team Women's and Men's selections, respectively. Dartmouth's Myra Sack earned a Women's second-team nod.

Columbia Names Anderson to Lead Men's Soccer
Kevin Anderson, a five-year veteran of Major League Soccer and former assistant at both Boston College, has been named Head Men’s Soccer Coach, Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education announced today.

Woolley Named to Continue Columbia's Resurgence
Jana Woolley, the Lions’ assistant coach for the last two seasons, has officially been named Head Field Hockey Coach, in a release announced today. She takes over the reins for Katie Beach, who resigned to relocate to Bermuda with her family.

Seven Ivies Earn NCSAA All-Region Honors
A total of seven Ivy women's soccer players were named to their respective NCSAA/adidas All-Region teams, including three first team honorees in Taylor Numann (pic.) of Princeton, Sophie Reiser of Columbia and Myra Sack of Dartmouth.

What Happens in Vegas... Makes National News
Ivy wrestlers fared very well at the 27th Annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational over the weekend. The League had three champions — Penn's Rollie Peterkin (125), Harvard's Corey Jantzen (141) and Cornell's Mack Lewnes (165). No. 4 ranked Cornell finished in second in the 44-team field.

Fall Academic All-Ivy -- 2008-09
The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for All-Ivy Academic honors in fall sports for the 2008-09 season. The 80 men and women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.

Columbia's Cox Named Louisville Slugger All-American
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and Louisville Slugger announced their Freshmen All-American team on June 4. Columbia's Nick Cox was one of 20 outfielders in the country to earn the honor. The Ivy League Rookie of the Year is the second player in the history of Columbia baseball to earn the honor.

Columbia Falls 10-2 at Coastal Carolina Region
The Columbia baseball team showed that it belonged in the NCAA Baseball Championship in Conway, S.C. in the early innings against Coastal Carolina. But the Chanticleers eventually solved Bill Purdy and pulled away late, 10-2. The Lions will play an elimination game against East Carolina on Saturday at 1 pm.

Columbia Men's Golf Conclude Play at NCAA West Regional
The Columbia men's golf team shot a 309 in the third round of the NCAA West Regional at the Golf Mountain Golf Club and finish in 27th place.

Lions Roar in Decisive Third Game
Rome wasn't built in a day, and the Ivy League Baseball Championship certainly wasn't decided in one. After a postponement from the weekend, and two high scoring affairs, the Columbia Lions took the deciding game, 7-5.

Columbia takes Men's Golf Crown
Columbia won the 2008 Ivy League Men's Golf Championship today, beating Yale by nine strokes at Galloway National. It is the second Ivy title in program history, with the first coming in 1999. Penn junior Michael Blodgett became the first Quaker to win the individual title.

Ballard Shines at NCAAs
Columbia's Carmen Ballard was the Ivy League's star of the show at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., on Monday, finishing 23rd and earning All-America status.

Kari WIlliams Named Columbia Women's Golf Coach
Kari Williams, who served as Columbia’s assistant men and women’s golf coach for the past year, has been promoted to head women’s golf coach, Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education announced today.

Condello Qualifies for U.S. Open
Columbia golfer Chris Condello has qualified for the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club after placing second in the sectional qualifier in Tequesta, Fla.

Columbia Launches Sports Program
Columbia University's School of Continuing Education will launch a Master of Science in Sports Management this fall, the first graduate sports management program at an Ivy League institution.

'A Sleeping Giant'
During a panel discussion on Columbia's campus Friday afternoon, President Lee Bollinger, Athletic Director M. Dianne Murphy and basketball coach Joe Jones focused about the future of Columbia's athletic programs. They like what they see.

Columbia Names Murphy As Athletic Director
President Lee C. Bollinger has announced the appointment of Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, currently director of athletics and recreation at the University of Denver, as the new Columbia University Athletic Director, effective November 2004.


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Lion Features...
Leveling the Field
Former Columbia soccer player Erica Woda has used her passion for sports and giving back through education to spearhead Level the Field, a non-profit that connects Lion student-athletes with young students in the neighboring Washington Heights community.

Sharpshooter
Click inside to learn more about the NCAA's leader in Division I three-point shooting percentage - Columbia sophomore guard Noruwa Agho.

Difference Maker
Karlee Blank is used to making saves. As a first-year on the Columbia women's lacrosse team, Blank was one of two goalies who helped the Lions set a program record in wins. But in the summer following her rookie season, she added a different kind of save to her resume: saving the planet.

The Miracle on Morningside
The 1976 Columbia baseball team began the year with nowhere to go but up. The Lions had finished the 1975 Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League season — consisting of the eight Ivies plus Army and Navy — with a league-worst record of 3–10–1. Although most expected better, a championship was not realistic. Then Rolando Acosta ('79, '82L) arrived on Morningside.

Columbia 2009 Athletic Awards
Here are Columbia's end of the year Athletic Awards recipients for 2008-09.

Racing to the Show
Columbia's Fernando Perez ’04 figured he should chew gum. That was what big leaguers did, right? That was how guys handled the ninth inning of the World Series’ deciding game, right?

Murphy's law: Excel
Columbia Athletics Director M. Dianne Murphy has always surrounded herself with people who care about each other and the work they do. It has propelled her to be one of the few female directors in Division I, but also exceedingly successful at the job.

Hey There...Again
Columbia grad Delilah DiCrescenzo is a three-time Heps champion who was also the inspiration for a Grammy-nominated song. The former All-American steeplechaser is back in Morningside Heights as a coach and graduate student, while continuing to run professionally.

Staring Down London
Eighty-eight hundredths of a second is all that separated Columbia's Erison Hurtault ’07 from qualifying in his 400-meter heat at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He is ready to make amends in London 2012.

Smart Foil
Former Barnard/Columbia fencer Erinn Smart is a two-time Olympian who recently claimed a silver medal in Beijing. Click inside to read about how she's "Foiling the Competition."

Columbia 2008 Athletic Awards
Here are Columbia's end of the year Athletic Awards recipients for 2007-08.

Visualizing Success
Before Brett Boretti settled in as the new Columbia baseball coach three years ago, he told his players to think big, to visualize themselves as Ivy League champions. Never mind that the team he inherited had won only five league games.

On Top of His Game
Strategize. Defend. Adjust. Attack. The tenets of Olympic fencing, or the guiding principles of hedge fund success? For Columbia alum James Melcher ('61), the answer is both.

Hey There, Delilah
For the last year, former Columbia steeplechase champion Delilah DiCrescenzo has been in the spotlight for reasons that were not of her doing. She discussed it with Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer on the Today Show this week.

Stand and Deliver... The News
When Alexandra Wallace '88 graduated from Columbia, she expected to take a year off and then go to law school. To fill that year, she applied for internships at news networks — taking a day shift at one network and the night shift at another. Follow her precipitous climb from intern status to executive producer of NBC Nightly News.

Columbia Senior Awards
Here are Columbia's Senior Awards recipients for 2006-07.

The Assault Continues
Next weekend, Erison Hurtault will try to become the first male in Heps history to win a single event eight times. Today, the New York Times profiled the Columbia track star and '08 Olympic hopeful.

Ivy@50 - 2/16
Her team became a League power just before her arrival and when Columbia cross country All-American Caroline Bierbaum graduated in 2006, her Lions had become a national power.

Ivy@50 - 1/29
He twice led the Columbia Lions to the NCAA Fencing Championship. But Bob Cottingham's career didn't end there as he twice represented the United States at the Olympics.

Ivy@50 - 10/2
When she came to the Columbia softball program, it was in its infancy. Now former Ivy League Pitcher of the Year Jackie Adelfio holds every major pitching record at the school... and she has returned to campus.

Ivy Elves
Two Ivy League teams are putting aside their jerseys and donning Santa hats for good causes this holiday season. The Columbia Lions football team and the Dartmouth men’s hockey team are asking fans to help spread some holiday cheer by collecting toys for children.

2005 Columbia Senior Awards
Each year, the eight Ivy League schools honor the top graduating senior student-athletes with traditional annual awards. Columbia's 2005 awardees are Delilah DiCrescenzo and Jeremy Sinkin.

Agents of Change
In our second week of features from the League's Black History Month celebration, we take a look at Lucy Diggs Slowe and Edwin Bancroft Henderson, two figures who were at the forefront of change in the Washington, D.C. area.


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