NEW YORK - At the 91st Annual Varsity C Celebration, the Athletics
Alumni Awards were presented to three ardent Columbia alumni - Leslie Gittess Brodsky ’88CC (women’s tennis), David Barry ’87CC (wrestling) and Michael Barry ’89CC (wrestling).
Leslie Gittess Brodsky is a member of The Women’s Leadership Council
and has been a major supporter of the Columbia women’s tennis program.
She was a two-time team captain and earned two Varsity C awards during
her Lions career for demonstrating great leadership, sportsmanship and
David Barry was a first team All-Ivy League selection as a sophomore
wrestler and a two-time placewinner at Easterns. Michael Barry was a
four-year letterwinner for the varsity wrestling program. With a
generous donation from the Barry brothers, Columbia established the
David B. and Michael I. Barry Assistant Coach of Wrestling Endowment,
enabling the program to recruit and retain assistant wrestling coaches
of the highest caliber.