5 More Reasons to Celebrate Columbia Athletics

Men's soccer team
Columbia Athletics / Mike McLaughlin
1. The men’s soccer team just won its first Ivy League championship since 1993, sharing the title with Dartmouth.


2. Javier Loya ’91CC was honored by the Ivy Football Association in January. Loya, who played defensive end and outside linebacker for the Lions, lettered in all three of his varsity seasons.
Women's fencing team
Columbia Athletics / Mike McLaughlin
3. Both the men’s and women’s fencing programs took the top spots in the first College Fencing 360 poll of the 2016–2017 season. The men’s team has now been ranked no. 1 in seven straight polls.


4. In mid-January, the men’s squash team ranked no. 2 in the nation, according to the Dunlop Men’s College Squash Association poll. This marks the highest-ever ranking in program history.
Women's basketball team
Columbia Athletics / Mike McLaughlin
5. The Columbia women’s basketball team played and won the longest game in Ivy League history. The game went into four overtimes before Columbia prevailed over Dartmouth, 91–88.