Teams win National and Ivy Championships

For the second consecutive year and fifteenth time in program history, the Columbia fencing squad was crowned the best collegiate team in the country as it earned the 2016 NCAA Division I fencing title. Two fencers also took home individual trophies: Jake Hoyle ’16CC claimed his second consecutive gold medal in the men’s épée, while Jackie Dubrovich ’16CC won silver in the women’s foil.

Several other Lions teams triumphed this year. In March, the men’s basketball team became the first Ivy League hoopsters in more than four decades to win a postseason tournament when they beat UC Irvine 73–67 to claim the 2016 Postseason Tournament championship crown; the men’s tennis team captured its third consecutive Ivy league title in April; and both the men’s and women’s cross-country teams excelled at the Ivy League championship meet last fall, finishing first and third, respectively.