“Jackie and Camilla have both distinguished themselves as the clear leaders of our team,” Weeks said. “Their leadership is showing as we’ve had an extremely successful fall season. They are effective leaders and golfers in very different ways. This makes for a special opportunity for them to work together for the success of the team.
Last week, Columbia claimed its second consecutive team championship of the fall season when it won the Yale Intercollegiate following two rounds. Previously, it won the Princeton Invitational team title on Oct. 1-2 and registered a second place finish at the Nittany Lion Invitational in its first competition of the fall. At Yale, Ridhima Dilawari led the Lions with a fifth place performance, while Chulya finished in ninth place. At Princeton, the Lions used three top-10 individual performances from Vik, Chulya and Dilawari and a course low 298 stroke performance in the final 18 holes to capture the team title. It was Columbia’s first team title since it won the River Landing Classic in Wallace, N.C. on April 11-12, 2015.
Chulya and Vik shared the team’s William Terminello Award as co-Most Valuable Players in 2014-15
Named the 2015-16 Dinah Shore Trophy winner and unanimous 2016 Ivy League Player of the Year, Chulya has impressed during the fall season with three straight top-10 finishes. Last year the Bangkok, Thailand native finished the season with the second-best single season scoring average in program history (74.95) and earned Second Team All-Ivy League honors after placing ninth place at the championships. She also set single-season program records for most birdies made (62) and par-4 scoring (4.16). Chulya is an Applied Mathematics and Economics major.
A native of Greenwich, Conn., Vik recently led the Lions with a second place finish at the Princeton Invitational. Vik concluded the 2015-16 season after competing in 14 rounds of action as she missed last fall’s competition because she studied abroad. As a sophomore, she finished with a team-leading 76.22 scoring average after winning the Seton Hall Pirate Invitational individual title while shooting a career-best round of 69. Vik is an Art History major.
Columbia competes in its final fall tournament at the Cardinal Cup at the University of Louisville (Oct. 23-25).