As we’ve been doing lately, here’s a weekly roundup on what’s been going on around campus on the athletics side. Sports connoisseur Max Rettig reports on the fit half of Columbia below.
Columbia sophomore Jackie Dubrovich won a gold medal in women’s foil at the Bratislava Junior World Cup this past Saturday. In the process, she foiled the victory plans of 142 other fencers. Fencing head coach Michael Aufrichtig shared some words of excitement following Jackie’s victory: “It is very exciting to have a program that not only has some of the strongest college fencers, but some of the best fencers in the world!” Other top performers included CU freshman Sara Taffel and sophomore Margaret Lu, finishing in seventh and fifteenth place respectively.
In other fencing news, Mason Speta took the 14th-place spot out of 187 competitors in the Bratislava Junior World Cup in women’s epee. Geoffrey Loss and Chris Ahn took 23rd and 29th in the Sosnowiec Junior World Cup for men’s sabre.
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Because Bwog can never encourage a team enough: as many of you know, men’s basketball lost to Michigan State, now the No. 1 team in the nation. Columbia led for more than half of the game, and the Lions would have pulled off a major upset had it not been for two shot-clock violations in the waning minutes, reportedly caused by Michigan State fans. Spartan Denzel Valentine poured credit on the Lions, saying “All credit to Columbia. They came out and played their heart out” (CBS Sports). Bwog is a fan.
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