Archery Team Wins 2017 National Title


Columbia women's archery team
Mansing Wong

For the second time in three years, the Columbia women’s archery team won gold medals in both bow classes — recurve and compound — at the national outdoor collegiate championships. In the final round of the recurve competition, the Lions defeated rival Texas A&M on the strength of the performances of freshman Christine Kim and sophomores Bianca Gotuaco and Aileen Yu. The compound squad, which consisted of freshman Sophia Strachan, senior Judy Zhou, and junior Katherine Alfaro, defeated Michigan State to claim the Lions’ second-ever national championship in the division. Kim and Strachan both qualified to compete in the World University Games, held August 19 in Taipei.