SPORTS: Lions win several Ivy and national titles

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Fencer Nicole Ross wins national championship

Nicole Ross '11CC / Photo: Gene BoyarsNicole Ross ’11CC won 21 of 23 bouts at the NCAA fencing championships in late March to capture the top prize in women’s foil. In the final round, he triumphed over Penn State junior Doris Willette, 15–9. For her efforts this season, Ross secured a place on the All-American first team for the second time in her collegiate career. “She was a dominant force throughout the whole tournament,” says head coach George Kolombatovich. Ross, n art history major from New York City, began fencing at the age of nine and today teaches beginners at the Fencers Club in Manhattan, the same club where she began fencing.


Archers shoot straight to silver

This spring, the Columbia archery recurve team won silver for the second year in a row at the U.S. intercollegiate championships. The recurve team, made up of Sarah Chai ’12CC, Alexandra Garyn ’11BC, and Sara Goshorn ’10CC, defeated strong competition from the University of Connecticut and James Madison University at Texas A&M on May 13–16.

Sarah Chai ’12CC and Sara Goshorn ’10CC / Photos: Gene Boyars

Goshorn won an individual silver in the recurve and earned a spot on the collegiate national team. In April, Chai, Goshorn, and Anna Harrington ’12BC earned spots on the All-East team with their collective scores in three major tournaments — an impressive achievement, since they competed in only two of them. Recurve is a type of archery that uses powerful bows with tips that curve forward, away from the archer.

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