Year Senior
Hometown New York, N.Y.
High School The Chapin School
School: CC
Birthdate January 01, 2020


Fall 2011: Did not compete.

Spring 2011: Did not compete in dual matches.

Fall 2010: Participated in the Columbia Invitational tournament.

Spring 2010: Did not compete. 

At the Chapin School: Earned two varsity letters in tennis.

Personal: Born 5/30/90 … daughter of Joan Olaksen-Costa and Robert Costa ‘67CC … art history and archaeology major … father, Robert, fenced for Columbia … cousin, James Marotta ‘92CC, played football for Columbia … cousin, Karl Wallach ‘45CC, ran track for Columbia.

Getting to Know Carolyn:  
What do you like best about Columbia? Getting an outstanding education while being surrounded by incredible students in an amazing city.
What is your favorite thing to do in New York City? Spend time in Cental Park
Who's your favorite professional tennis player? Justine Henin
People would be surprised to know that I: Am an avid equestrian and compete whenever I can
If I were to have a dinner party, I would invite: Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn
Song you never get sick of: West Coast Friendship by Owl City
Favorite season and why: Spring, because I can finally play tennis and ride horses outside. Plus, there's still some skiing around.
Favorite Disney movie: Mulan
What is your favorite ice cream topping? Rainbow sprinkles
What TV show do you HAVE to watch each week? NCIS
What song would you sing at karaoke? You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift
What is your dream vacation? My second trip with my family to Kruger National Park in South Africa
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Aspen, Colorado
If you could stay one age for your entire life, how old would you chose to be?      23
Your most over-used word/phrase is: "You can't be serious!"
What's the best advice you've ever recieved? There isn't one path to success in life.
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be and why? A summer Olympics since I've already been to the winter counterpart and had an incredbile experience.

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Interview: Donna MacPhee '89CC with Carly Nevis
Women's Tennis: Ivy League Preview
Bianca and The Championship Performance Initiative