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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics

Iheukwumere, Santos Named February Student-Athletes of the Month

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 03/04/2013
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NEW YORK - Junior track & field athlete Marvellous Iheukwumere and senior wrestler Steve Santos have been named Columbia Student-Athletes of the Month for February.

Iheukwumere picked up a pair of Ivy League Championships, winning the 200-meter dash in 24.46 and the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.51 to earn first team all-conference honors. Earlier in the month, she earned two victories at the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games in the same events. Iheukwumere finished the 60-meter in 7.63 seconds and completed the 200 in 24.76.

Santos posted a perfect 4-0 record, all coming against Ivy League opponents, to earn him the No. 5 ranking in the 149-pound weight class in the Amateur Wrestling News Poll. He has 22 victories to tie for the team lead and was an All-Ivy League First Team selection. Previously named Columbia's December Male Student-Athlete of the Month, Santos has earned the top-seed at 149 pounds at the upcoming EIWA Championships on March 8-9.

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