Neil Farber

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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics

Neil Farber finished his Columbia career with a solidified spot in the record books in two sports.  Farber graduated as the second-highest scorer in Columbia history on the basketball court, while also collecting the second-most career wins as a starting pitcher on the baseball diamond.

Playing under the tutelage Hall of Fame Coach Jack Rohan from 1962-65, Farber tallied 1,236 points, which today stands as the eight-highest career total in Columbia men's basketball history.  His 18.4 points per game scoring average ranks fourth among the all-time scorers in Columbia history.  His performance on the basketball court led to a trio of All-Ivy League selections beginning in his sophomore season and continuing through his senior campaign.  Farber was also an honorable mention recipient of the Haggerty Award, an award given to New York's top Division I basketball player each year.

As dominant a scorer as Farber was on the hardwood, he was equally as dominant on the pitching mound.  His career 2.70 earned run average and 200-plud innings pitched, places him among the top-five all-time pitchers in Columbia baseball history.  During his playing days with Columbia baseball, Farber was selected as the Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League Player of the Year, Sophomore of the Year, and an EIBL first team selection.

Following his career at Columbia, Farber went on to a successful career working with numerous athletic organizations.  Farber used his first job out of college at CBS to move on to a position with the New York Yankees as a radio and television producer.  He spent time as the Director of Advertising at the NHL, embracing the opportunity to work with Fortune 500 Companies and Hall of Fame athletes.  Farber has spent the last 28 years with Professional Sports Publication, promoting some of the best athletes in the world, as well as selling advertising for over 400 publications, including Columbia football and basketball game programs and yearbooks. 

 

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