Making a Splash

Clemens Auersperg
Clemens Auersperg (Gene Boyars / Columbia Athletics)

Clemens Auersperg ’14CC competed in the 2015 World Rowing Championships in September, representing his native Austria and advancing to the semifinal round. While he didn’t win a spot on the Olympic team at the competition, Auersperg hopes to earn one this spring, competing either with Austria or with his rowing team in Cambridge, England, where he currently lives and trains.

Swimmer Katie Meili ’13CC won a gold medal for the 100-meter breaststroke at the 2015 Pan American Games, in Toronto. During the race preliminaries, Meili also set a Pan American Games record for the same event, beating the previous record by two full seconds. Meili was a standout swimmer at Columbia and a two-time member of the All-American collegiate team. Her 2012 Olympic dreams were dashed when she broke her hand shortly before the games, but she hopes to compete in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.