NEW YORK – Columbia University Athletics has announced the finalists for the Rookie of the Year Award. The winners will be announced at the 96th Annual Varsity C Celebration on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m.

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR MALE FINALISTS
Vana Markarian - Soccer
Liam McGill - Baseball
Oren Milstein - Football
Sam Moelis - Fencing
Jeremy Perna - Golf

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR MALE FINALISTS FEMALE FINALISTS
Ridhima Dilawari - Golf
Sommer Grzybek - Softball
ChiChi Ikwuazom - Volleyball
Amalya Johnson - Soccer
Sophia Strachan - Archery

Check back on gocolumbialions.com and on the Varsity C Celebration Facebook Event page for announcements regarding this year's student-athlete award nominees! 

Planning for this year's Celebration was done in conjunction with a Student-Athlete Planning Committee consisting of Rima Asatrian (Women's Tennis), Maddie Gott (Softball), Meredith Kalberer (Field Hockey), Lindsey Mendelson (Women's Tennis), Natalie Neshat (Women's Soccer), George Patterson (Lightweight Rowing), and Stanley Sandoval (Men's Soccer).

The Committee was charged to plan new, special ways to celebrate Columbia's incredible student-athletes. The Celebration will welcome back ESPN college basketball analyst Dalen Cuff '06CC as the Master of Ceremonies and the location of this year's Celebration has been moved from Levien Gymnasium to the Roone Arledge Auditorium in Lerner Hall

The Celebration is free for student-athletes, coaches, and Athletics staff. Additional tickets can be purchased online by clicking here. Event sponsorship and ticket sales are directed to the Fund for Excellence, which supports all of our student-athletes and the funding for this event. Contact Maggie Johnson at mej2112@columbia.edu for information on sponsorship opportunities.

Check back on gocolumbialions.com and on the Varsity C Celebration Facebook Event page for announcements regarding student-athlete award nominees for the Campbell and Maniatty Awards.