Posts Tagged ‘softball’
In this week’s who’s hot, who’s not, we’ve got good news from the golf team, good news for runners, but bad news if you’re a fan of a couple New York baseball teams.
Sports I tell myself I’m going to learn
Being that golf is as much of a life skill nowadays as a good handshake, I should probably learn how to play it. And, if I were looking for lessons, some individuals I might ask would be on Columbia’s golf team.
In the Princeton Invitational, the men’s team finished in third place, just two strokes behind the champion, Yale. On the women’s side, the Light Blue took second place behind Harvard. Sophomore Michelle Piyapattra took first place in the individual competition at the tournament, defending her title from last year.
So, note to self: work on the handshake, and learn to golf from Columbia’s team. More »
In this week’s “Who’s hot, who’s not,” we’ve got baseball and softball victories, world-class archers, and a lament for the lost underdog.
Sports that require a bat
The softball team has won three of their last four games, and baseball has also turned it around by winning three straight after three heartbreaking losses.
The Lions seem to be on the upswing for sports that require a bat as they enter into Ivy play this weekend. Solid pitching has proved crucial to both teams in their success. More »
The Columbia softball team ended the season on a high note with a 9-5 come-from-behind win at Penn, and today’s announcement of the season’s all-Ivy accolades provides another reason for the Lions to celebrate. More »
Reese Witherspoon’s new movie “How Do You Know,” features several prominent Hollywood stars including Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson. But it will also include four former Ivy League softball players, including Columbia’s own Keli Leong, CC ’09. Leong, who graduated with a degree in Economics and was working in California as a softball instructor and pursuing a master’s degree in acupuncture, found out about the tryouts through her dad and made a pit stop in Philadelphia on her way to New York City earlier this year.
Leong was the only one of the four players to make it through the first round of tryouts, which included fielding ground balls. Leong was eventually chosen to take part in multiple scenes, including two on the field and one in Witherspoon’s apartment. The film is in theaters today. Read the full story here.
As class begins to wind down and finals quickly approach (wait, what?), Columbia’s spring sports are finishing up their seasons as well. Baseball won their division for the second time in three years, and the women’s rowing team won the Woodbury Cup for the first time since 2005. Full links and details after the jump. More »
While you’ve been sitting in your sweats watching daytime TV, some of your classmates have been competing in various sporting events and winning (well, sometimes).
Aaaand it’s a beeeaautiful day here in the lovely Morningside Heights! The air is crisp, the wind blowing down Claremont is keeping it below warp-speed for once, and those weeks-old piles of toxic slush are at last showing signs of oozing themselves into oblivion. Cross your fingers, folks, that this isn’t just another false spring.
But enough about the weather. What else is new under the sun? More »