Welcome to our series on Student-Athlete Impact! Throughout the month of February, you will be hearing from some of our student-athletes as they tell their stories of their time here at Columbia. Look for three more student-athlete stories during the remainder of the month.
Twelve individual awards were presented and a 22-member senior class was honored by Patricia and Shepard Alexander Head Coach of Football Al Bagnoli as Columbia University and the Columbia Football Players Club hosted its annual football awards banquet Friday evening at Low Library.
Columbia varsity sports teams now have access to a brand-new indoor winter practice facility as the University officially opened its Seasonal Air-Supported Structure (SASS) at Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium, Campbell Family Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education Peter Pilling announced on Friday afternoon.
Columbia Football returns to the gridiron for 12 days of spring practice during the months of March and April and will host its annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 15, Patricia and Shepard Alexander Head Coach of Football Al Bagnoli announced on Thursday.
Sponsored by the Columbia Football Players Club, the Columbia Football program will celebrate the 2016 season with its annual awards banquet Friday evening at Low Library. Parents, guests and campus partners will be in attendance.
Former Columbia football player Javier Loya was honored by the Ivy Football Association at its bi-annual dinner held Thursday evening at The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. Loya, along with representatives of the seven other Ivy League schools were honored by the organization as distinguished graduates.
Columbia football senior Gianmarco Rea was named to the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association All-Star Team, the organization announced on Friday.
Five men and five women Columbia University student-athletes were named to the 2016 Fall Academic All-Ivy League Team, league officials announced on Thursday afternoon.
Eight Columbia football players earned All-Ivy League honors led by two First Team selections in senior Gianmarco Rea and freshman placekicker Oren Milstein, the conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon. The All-Ivy League Team is picked by the conference's eight football coaches.
Junior Anders Hill threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns, freshman Josh Wainwright caught two touchdown passes and totaled a career-high 150 receiving yards and senior Alan Watson ran for a career-high 158 yards as Columbia held off Brown for a 31-13 win in its final game Saturday at Brown Stadium.
Columbia (2-7, 1-5 Ivy League) plays its final game of the 2016 season when it travels to Providence, R.I. to play Brown (4-5, 3-3 Ivy League) for the series' 81st meeting on Saturday, Nov. 19. Kickoff is at 12:30 p.m. ET at Brown Stadium.
Columbia freshman wide receiver Ronald Smith II was named the Ivy League's Football Rookie of the Week, the conference office announced this afternoon. Smith becomes Columbia's third Ivy League Rookie of the Week honoree this year as freshman placekicker Oren Milstein earned the honor two different times on Oct. 10 and Oct. 24.