90th Annual Varsity C Celebration Honors Columbia's Student-Athletes

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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Mike McLaughlin

NEW YORK – Seniors Jacqueline Drouin of women's cross country/track and field and Clark Granum of men's golf were each presented the Connie S. Maniatty Outstanding Senior Student-athlete Award, to highlight the 90th edition of the Varsity C Celebration: Saluting our Student-athletes at Levien Gymnasium on Wednesday evening.

 

Drouin excelled in all aspects of her racing career at Columbia, picking up All-Ivy League status in cross country, and both indoor and outdoor track. In the cross country realm, Drouin was named to the all-conference team three times, and as a senior finished third at the 2010 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships to earn first-team status. On the track, the three-time team captain holds the school record in the indoor mile and as a member of the outdoor distance medley relay. Drouin has qualified for NCAA Regionals three times, twice in the 1,500m and once in the 5,000m.

Granum finished his stellar career as the only Lion in school history to be named All-Ivy League in all four of their seasons. A GCAA All-American scholar, Granum finished third as a first-year at the Ivy League Championship to help Columbia to its first league title since 1999. The Lions would go on to win three straight Ivy League championships, with Granum playing a pivotal role in all of them. As a junior, the San Diego native fired a final-round 67 to help his team to a three-peat, and tied for the individual title through 54 holes. Over his career Granum played a school-record 102 rounds, with 99 of those used toward the team score.

The event, which honors all Columbia student-athletes, also featured the presentation of the Athletics Alumni Awards to Don Jackson ‘73CC (football and baseball) and Helen Doyle Yeager '85BC (women's basketball), and the watch award presentations for the Columbia senior student-athletes earning the highest cumulative grade-point averages and at least two varsity letters. Kathleen Barry (women's basketball) earned the Marion R. Philips Watch, while Nick Standish (wrestling) earned the Dwight D. Eisenhower watch.

 

In addition, the third-annual Lions Cup was awarded to the football team. A competitive event for all Columbia University varsity sports programs that is a means by which student-athletes can compete on behalf of their teams for points in various categories, the football team accumulated 4,960 points to narrowly edge men's soccer by 200 points.

 

The women's squash team, in its first year as a varsity sport program at Columbia, was awarded the Paul E. Fernandes Community Service Award, given to the varsity sports program achieving the most significant contributions and notable service to the University and local communities during an academic year.

 

Varsity C Celebration 2010-11 Awards

Alumni Athletic Award – Don Jackson ‘73CC (football and baseball) and Helen Doyle Yeager '85BC (women's basketball)

Dwight D. Eisenhower Watch – Nick Standish '11CC (wrestling)
Marion R. Philips Watch – Kathleen Barry '11CC (women's basketball)

 

Connie S. Maniatty Outstanding Senior Athlete Award

Male – Clark Granum '11SEAS (men's golf)

Female – Jacqueline Drouin '11CC (women's cross country/track & field)

Student Speakers – Lindsay Danielson '11CC (women's soccer) and Michael Weisbuch (track & field)

 

Fall Sports
Men’s Cross Country
Cross Country Award – Thomas Poland '11CC

 

Women’s Cross Country
Kathy Shiels Memorial Award – Caroline McDonough '13CC

 

Field Hockey

Field Hockey Award – Caitlin Mullins '11CC

Lion Pride Award – Hannah Smith '11CC

 

Football

David W. Smyth Football Cup – Alex Gross '11CC & Andrew Kennedy '11CC

Phil Fusco Memorial Award – Alex Gross '11CC

Class of 1913 Football Cup – Bob Hauschildt '12CC

 

Women’s Soccer

Ali Ahern Memorial Award – Ashlin Yahr '12CC
1994 Award – Lauren Cooke '11SEAS

 

Men’s Soccer

Rocco Commisso Award – Mike Mazzullo '12CC

Soccer Alumni Award – Hayden Johns '11CC

 

Volleyball

Volleyball Award – Megan Gaughn '13CC

 

Winter Sports

Men’s Basketball
Raymond J. Fullerton Memorial Award – Noruwa Agho '12CC

Walter H. Bernson Memorial Award – Brian Barbour '13CC

Jason Wachob Award – Matt Johnson '12CC

Sheldon B. Preschel Basketball Memorial Award –  Asenso Ampim '11CC

 

Women’s Basketball
Most Valuable Player Award – Kathleen Barry '11CC

Most Inspirational Player Award – Jazmin Fuller '12CC

 

Men’s Fencing

James Murray Memorial Trophy – Mel Rodriguez '14CC

Kestler Award – Alen Hadzic '14CC

 

Women’s Fencing

Women’s Fencing Award — Sammy Roberts '12SEAS

Kestler Award — Lydia Kopecky '13CC

 

Men's Squash

Men's Squash Award - Theo Buchsbaum '14CC

 

Women's Squash

Women's Squash Award - Skylar Dickey '14BC

 

Women’s Swimming & Diving

Women’s Swimming Award — Katie Meili '13CC
Tina Steck Award - Abby Reilly '11CC

 

Men’s Swimming & Diving

Herbert E. Vollmer Memorial Award — Adam Powell '11CC & Hyun Lee '11SEAS

Jim Stallman Memorial Award — Eric Traub '14CC

Edward T. Kennedy Memorial Prize — Kevin Zhai '12CC

 

Wrestling

Gus Peterson Memorial Trophy — Kyle Gilchrist '12CC

Jonathan P. Gross Memorial Award — Mike Pushpak '11CC

 

Spring Sports

Archery

Women’s Archery Award — Sara Goshorn '10CC (2010)

 

Baseball

Lou Gehrig MVP Award — Dario Pizzano '13CC

Joseph P. Allen Memorial Award — Jason Banos '11CC

 

Golf

William Terminello Award

M - Clark Granum '11SEAS

F - Michelle Piyapattra '14CC

 

Women’s Lacrosse

Adrian Walters Award — Gabrielle Geronimos '11CC

 

Men’s Rowing

William Sanford Award — Sebastian Kirwan '11SEAS

Robert Harron Memorial Bowl — Bruno Salemme '12CC

Stephen M. Abbey Memorial Prize

Heavyweight — Forrest Anderson '11CC

Lightweight — Jesse Qualliotine '12SEAS

Richard Goodridge Jackson Memorial Prize — Jesse Qualliotine '12SEAS

 

Women’s Rowing

Women’s Crew Award — Alex Hammerberg '13SEAS

Edward C. Hewitt Award — Alexandra Angelo '11CC

 

Softball

Softball Award — Maggie Johnson '11CC

Carol Dodge Award — Anne Marie Skylis '11CC

 

Women’s Tennis

Women's Tennis Award — Natasha Makarova '11CC

 

Men’s Tennis

Jeremiah Courtney Tennis Cup — Mihai Nichifor '10SEAS & Jonathan Wong '10CC (2010)

 

Men’s Track & Field

Harrison K. Bird Memorial Award

Indoors — Kyle Merber '12CC (2010)

Outdoors – Jeff Moriarty '11CC (2010)

Edgar “Dick” Mason Trophy — Mike Mark '10CC (2010)

Gustave A. Jaeger Memorial Trophy –  Adam Behnke '12CC

 

Women’s Track & Field

Women’s Track and Field Award

Indoors — Sharay Hale '12CC

Outdoors — Kyra Caldwell '12CC & Sharay Hale '12CC

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