Ten Columbia University student-athletes were named to the 2018 Spring Academic All-Ivy League Team, league officials announced on Tuesday afternoon.
The 2018 IRA National Champion Columbia lightweight varsity eight rowing team will compete at the Henley Royal Regatta for the fourth time in the past six years.
The Columbia lightweight rowing varsity eight earned its second IRA National Championship in three years after edging out Princeton by four seats in the grand finals Sunday.
The varsity eight won its preliminary heat to send them to the grand finals Sunday.
The Lions will take aim at its second national title in three years at the IRA Championships this weekend, being held June 1-3, on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, New Jersey.
After guiding the lightweight rowing program to its first gold medals at EARC Sprints since 2000, Nich Lee Parker was unanimously selected Ivy League Coach of the Year.
The first-place finishes were the first for the program since the varsity eight was victorious in 2000 and the Lions claimed the Jope Cup for as the overall lightweight championship.
The Lions will go up against some of the fastest crews in the nation this Sunday on Lake Quinsigamond at Eastern Sprints.
Just two years removed from an IRA National Championship, this year's Columbia lightweight team has reloaded with a young group that has them as one of the favorites to win gold again.
The Lions varsity eight will head into the EARC Sprints winners of four consecutive races.
The Lions are taking on the Dragons at Overpeck Park Saturday morning in its final competition before EARC Sprints.
The Lions swept all three races on the day and will have all four regular-season cups in their trophy case for the first time since 2003.