NEW YORK - Senior All-Americans Katie Meili (women's swimming) and senior Steve Santos (wrestling) have been named Columbia Student-Athletes of the Month for March.
Meili earned All-America status in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley at the NCAA Swimming Championships. The Coneyville, Texas native placed third in the 100 breast, posting a time of 59.14, claiming the second-highest NCAA finish in school history. Meili also finished seventh in the 200 IM, setting a program and Ivy League record with a time of 1:54.72.
Earlier in March, Meili was named Ivy League Swimmer of the Meet at the Ivy League Championships for the second consecutive year after winning three individual titles, while setting three Princeton pool records, three school records and two Ivy League records.
Santos finished third at the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships, becoming the highest finisher in program history, and just the fifth All-American. Santos won the EIWA Championships at 149 pounds to earn an automatic NCAA bid, and posted a 9-1 record in the month to finish the year with a 31-2 record. In addition, he was named to the All-Ivy League First Team.