This is the tenth edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
It was a decade of many firsts for the Columbia women’s tennis program. Led by head coach and former Lion Ilene Weintraub, CC ’02, the Light Blue notched its first-ever winning Ivy League season, claimed its first Ancient Eight title, won ECACs four times, and earned its highest ranking in program history....
This is the fourth edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
“Unfinished”: Fencing seniors struggle to find closure after COVID-19 erases chance at second straight national title
This is the second edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
A decade in athletics: After multiple national crowns, the NCAA podium is an expectation for fencing
Over the past five years, three of the fencing teams atop the national podium were clad in light blue. The Lions are not only regulars at the NCAAs, but also almost always in contention for the championship. Led by head coach Michael Aufrichtig, who heralds a strong “team first” philosophy, Columbia has produced numerous stellar individual fencers as well as three shining national champion teams over the past ten years....
Columbia fencing battled through an extended day of competition, with some athletes fencing as many as 23 bouts, in order to secure 11 qualifications for the national tournament. But as men’s épée struggled, the Lions fell just short of the desired 12 qualifications that would have made for a full roster at Nationals....
A glance at the Olympic fencing roster would tell anyone that New York is a hub for the best fencers in the United States. But while one influential member of the fencing community has spent much of his journey in New York, his story begins in Shreveport, Louisiana....
Columbia women’s tennis built on its six-game winning streak on Feb. 23 with a decisive win over Washington State University, nationally ranked No. 34. The Lions finished the grueling match with a 4-3 win at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center....
Just three days after a successful Ivy League Championships, fencing continued its winning streak to overtake NYU, Sacred Heart, and Vassar at home for the George Kolombatovich Historical Meet on Feb. 12....