NEW YORK – Today, Columbia University Athletics has announced the finalists for the William V. Campbell Performer of the Year. The award goes to one male and one female student-athlete, who demonstrates superior athletic ability during the academic year. The award is named after Bill Campbell '62CC '64TC.
The winners will be announced at the 96th Annual Varsity C Celebration on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. This year's finalists are:
William V. Campbell Male Performer of the Year
Arthur Bosua - Soccer
Shawn Hadavi - Tennis
Randell Kanemaru - Baseball
Osama Khalifa - Squash
Jayden Pantel - Diving
William V. Campbell Female Performer of the Year
Madison Gott - Softball
Margaret Lu - Fencing
Henna Rustami - Track & Field
Cassie Wes - Volleyball
Camille Zimmerman - Basketball
Yesterday, Columbia announced the 10 finalists for the inaugural Rookie of the Year. The following student-athletes were selected:
Check back on gocolumbialions.com and on the Varsity C Celebration Facebook Event page for the Maniatty Award finalists.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.