NEW YORK - Columbia University celebrated the Commencement of its 263rd academic year on Wednesday, May 17 on the Morningside Heights Campus in the City of New York

The Class of 2017 was comprised of 160 student-athletes, who were responsible for delivering a total of five national championships, 15 team Ivy League Championships, and 22 individual Ancient Eight titles to Columbia Athletics. Additionally, this senior class earned 17 All-America selections.

Several student-athletes were also presented with academic awards and or prizes.

Phi Beta Kappa
Elijah Granet (fencing)
Judy Zhou (archery)

Romine Senior Seminar Prize
Katie Ruesterholz (field hockey)

Columbia College Scholar Athlete, Kings Crown Leadership Excellence Award, Columbia Spirit Award
John Baisley (cross country/track & field)

Fu School of Engineering and Applied Science Scholar Athlete Award
Mert Selamet (golf)

"This group is truly remarkable with how they have represented Columbia in athletics, in the classroom and in the community," said Campbell Family Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Peter Pilling. "On behalf of our coaches, administrators and support staff, congratulations to the Class of 2017!"