Sept. 5, 2020
Steph Lee from Surrey, British Columbia in Canada has verbally committed to the application process* at Columbia University. Lee swims for Surrey Knights Swim Club and specializes in sprint free and fly. Lee notched several best times in March at the British Columbia Winter Provincial Championships. She was runner-up in the 50 free and 4th in the 100 free and also competed in the 200 free, 200 back, and 100 fly. She updated her PBs in the 50/100/200 free and 100 fly. Last summer, she placed 10th in the 50m free at the Canadian Junior Championships. Two weeks earlier she had been top- ...
March 29, 2020
Lauren English was a leader as a swimmer at the University of Georgia, a captain for the Bulldogs on the NCAA Championships runner-up squad in 2012. In her professional life, she’s a leader in the fight against coronavirus in the New York metro area. English, as profiled by the Athens Banner-Herald , works as a neurology nurse at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan, near the epicenter of one of the United States’ most severe COVID-19 outbreaks . Though her specialty involves audiology and speech pathology, the sports studies major is also chipping in ...
March 9, 2020
Walking, gardening, swimming, dancing and other leisurely activities may prevent brain shrinkage in older adults, a new study finds. To examine the association between physical activity and brain aging, researchers from Columbia University assessed activity levels of older adults and analyzed the quality of their brains via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. They found that those who were more active had larger brain volumes than their inactive counterparts, indicating that physical activity may help to slow brain volume loss, said Dr. Yian Gu, study author and assistant profess ...
Dec. 28, 2019
EUGENE, Ore. -- It's always rewarding for high-school student athletes when they finally decide where they'll continue their academic and athletic careers. And for one South Eugene swimmer, making her decision is also fulfilling a childhood dream. KVAL. As a 10-year-old club swimmer, Mia Saenger chose Columbia University as her goal college. Now, seven years later, she fulfilled that promise with her verbal commitment to the Columbia swim team.
Jan. 22, 2020
The men’s swimming and diving team began their 2020 season jet-lagged and fatigued. After flying back from a training trip to Hawaii on Sunday, Columbia topped Cornell, which has won only one Ivy meet this season, at home 167-133 on Tuesday, but fell on the road to Brown 186-114 on Saturday.
Sept. 25, 2019
Saenger, who owns the Winter Juniors cut in the 100 back, does her club swimming with Team Eugene Aquatics and recently placed 12th in the 100m back at Mount Hood Futures after earning a pair of best times at Mount Hood Sectionals. Last winter, she raced three events at Juniors West before going on to place 12th in the 100 back at Federal Way Sectionals.
Sept. 21, 2019
Primarily a backstroker and sprint freestyler, Saenger is a district champion and Ohio State 6A (big schools) 3rd-place finisher in both the 50 free (24.05) and 100 back (55.43) from February of this year. In the 100 back, that marked her 2nd-straight 3rd-place finish at that meet.