What’s Happening In Columbia Sports
Written by Abby Rubel
Sports Editor Abby Rubel brings you the athletics events to keep your eye on this weekend.
Women’s Basketball: The Lions will take on Yale on Friday and Brown on Saturday. Both games will be held in Levien at 7:00 pm—Columbia’s first home games since losing to Cornell at the beginning of the Ivy season. Senior Camille Zimmerman has been dominating this season, leading the Ivy League in points per game, field goals made, and rebounds, to name a few. Unfortunately, the team has only won one Ivy game this season, but Zimmerman is always a pleasure to watch.
Fencing: Columbia’s fencing team will go to the Ivy League Championships on Saturday. Last year, the men placed first (as they’ve done for the last four years, although all have been shared titles) and the women came in second. This season, the men are 3-1 against Ivy opponents, losing only a tough match to Harvard. And after a disappointing loss against Princeton in last year’s championships, the women are looking to regain their place at the top. They’re also going into this weekend with three Ivy victories, neither of them against Princeton.
Women’s Swimming and Diving: The women’s swimming and diving championships will start on Valentine’s Day and run until next Saturday. After a decisive win over Dartmouth, the Lions will look to improve on an otherwise disappointing 2-5 Ivy season and improve over last year’s sixth place standings.
Camille Zimmerman, basketball god via gocolumbialions.com